Back in the 1980s, before the dawn of the internet, the British comics community celebrated the form in print. It was a vibrant scene, encompassing not only zines about comics such as Arkensword, Fantasy Advertiser and Speakeasy but fiction-based titles too. Many creators like Phil Elliott, Paul Gravett, Warren Ellis, Smuzz (then known as SMS),Continue reading Food for Thought: a classic British Charity Comic that now commands a high collector price
London-basex Soaring Penguin Press has announced a revamp for its acclaimed (but, sadly, low selling) anthology, Meanwhile…, which features all-new “Strangehaven” by Gary Spencer Millidge and David Hine and Mark Stafford’s terrific “The Bad, Bad Place“. “Essentially, sales were less than what were required to make the previous format financially viable,” notes Gary in a postContinue reading Soaring Penguin’s “Meanwhile…” anthology will return next year with more new Strangehaven
An exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum looking at the rise of the British Graphic novel has just opened, featuring works by Kate Charlesworth, Rob Davis, Dave Gibbons, William Hogarth, Gary Spencer Millidge, the Pleece Brothers, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and many others. Top cartoonist Hunt Emerson, who was at the opening night, has drawn the exhibitionContinue reading Great British Graphic Novel Exhibition opens at London’s Cartoon Museum
Here’s our guide to new comics and graphic on sale in British comic shops today (6th May 2015), complementing our monthly list of new British graphic novels and comic collections (May 2015 list here). The headline event on the US comics side is of course the launch of Marvel’s new Secret Wars, of courseContinue reading British Comic Shop Releases (6th May 2015) – Bring Back the Secret Wars “Secret Artist”!
Here’s our list of both British and US comics on sale this week in comic shops today (Wednesday 8th April 2015), complementing our monthly list of British graphic novel releases (April 2015 release list here). The ’Spring Salvo’ surges forward in 2000AD Prog 1925 with “Judge Dredd: Enceladus: New Life”, “Slaine: Brutania Chronicles [BookII] : Primordial”Continue reading British Comic Shop Releases (8th April 2015) – 2000AD’s “Spring Salvo” continues, aliens in BeanoTown?