Commando Issue 199 – The Silver Spitfire

Gordon Livingstone – An Appreciation by Calum Laird

Former Commando editor Calum Laird pays tribute to artist Gordon Livingstone, who died recently… When British comics lost Gordon Livingstone, they lost one of their finest servants. As I was lucky enough to work with him, on and off, for nearly 20 years I’d like to add a few recollections of a colleague and aContinue reading Gordon Livingstone – An Appreciation by Calum Laird

Gordon Livingstone in his garden, with the art that featured in Commando Issue 2786 "Protect or Die", published in August 1994.

In Memoriam: Commando comic artist Gordon Livingstone 

It is difficult to say how much artist Gordon Livingstone, who died recently aged 82, has influenced my appreciation of art. I first became aware of his work way back in December 1973, probably with the DC Thomson war comic Commando Issue 796, “Black Beret”. Since then, my love of art has grown and that love wasContinue reading In Memoriam: Commando comic artist Gordon Livingstone 

On The Trail of the Lonesome Bucket in Dundee

It would be hard, to be honest, to find many Scots who have not heard of, or read the comic stories of Oor Wullie, a Scottish laddie who has never grown up, and has captured the hearts of millions over the years. His fame here in Scotland (and Northern England) is pretty all encompassing, whichContinue reading On The Trail of the Lonesome Bucket in Dundee

Messerschmit 109 vs Spitfire. Art by Gordon Livingstone

Gordon Livingstone, I Presume – An Art Gallery

When I created my Comic Creator Spotlight for Gordon Livingstone, I had more pictures than I could shake a stick at and as a result, I have pictures that I did not use in the main article. I want to make it clear that the pictures were not used due to lack of space and once youContinue reading Gordon Livingstone, I Presume – An Art Gallery

Gordon Livingstone in his garden, with the art that featured in Commando Issue 2786 "Protect or Die", published in August 1994.

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Gordon Livingstone

Artist Gordon Livingstone is another unsung hero of British comics. Born on 17th August 1934, he grew up in the tenements of Lochee, Dundee. As a school leaver, Gordon ended up working as an office boy for a local law firm and would end up drawing rather than doing his job. Fortunately for us, the lawyerContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Gordon Livingstone