Illustrators Special 2: War Is Hell - Cottonwool Commandos

In Review: Illustrators Special 2 – War Is Hell

For those of you that are aware of the Book Palace, you will hopefully also be aware of their in-house imprint which publishes Illustrators, a beautiful produced quarterly magazine dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of all things dealing with comics.  In fact, they call it Illustration art rather than comics and I am not inclinedContinue reading In Review: Illustrators Special 2 – War Is Hell

David Roberts and Brian Woodford with copies of Top Spot in its varying cover looks. Riding pillion on the motorbike is Eileen Earl (or Earle), who had been Leonard Matthews’ secretary up until the time Elizabeth Flower assumed that role. Montage by Roger Perry

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Two

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes (Part One here), is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others.  The comic magazine Top Spot, published in 1958,Continue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Two

Boys' World: Ticket to Adventure

Bear Alley Books releases Boys’ World: Ticket to Adventure

Bear Alley Books, run by ace comics archivist Steve Holland, is to publish a guide to the the seminal British comic Boys’ World on 9th September – and if you order before 2nd September you can get a 10 per cent discount on the cover price. Boys’ World is one of the most fondly rememberedContinue reading Bear Alley Books releases Boys’ World: Ticket to Adventure