A "trailer" for the "Gun Law" strip before its debut in the Daily Express in 1957

In Praise of… Comic Artist Harry Bishop, creator of “Gun Law” and more

I recently did some brief research on the work of British newspaper strip artist Harry Bishop, perhaps best known for drawing Gun Law, based on the TV series Gunsmoke, starring James Arness as Matt Dillon, for the Daily Express. While influenced by Tony Weare, Norman Rockwell and more, my trawl of the web turned intoContinue reading In Praise of… Comic Artist Harry Bishop, creator of “Gun Law” and more

Boys' World: Ticket to Adventure

In Review: Boys’ World: Ticket to Adventure by Steve Holland

Published by Bear Alley Books at £19.99 Paperback 208 black and white pages The Book: A detailed history of Boys’ World, a memorable high quality weekly which ran from January 1963 until October 1964, before being merged with Eagle, the paper it was originally intended to replace. Steve Holland’s softback book also contains synopses ofContinue reading In Review: Boys’ World: Ticket to Adventure by Steve Holland

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