Jack Davis art for the book The Collector’s Guide to Monster, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Film Magazines by Bob Michelucci, published in 1988

Tributes paid to US cartoonist Jack Davis

We’re sorry to report that legendary US cartoonist Jack Davis has died, aged 91 – one of the founders of MAD magazine and certainly one of the best-known and recognisable cartoonists in the world. “Our hearts are broken,” a spokesperson for the Jack Davis Foundation commented. “He was a giant.” A cartoonist from a veryContinue reading Tributes paid to US cartoonist Jack Davis

MAD Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman by Norman Mingo

Did MAD Magazine’s cover boy Alfred E. Neuman hail from… Iowa?

Alfred E. Neuman is the fictitious mascot and cover boy of the American humour magazine MAD, a face that had drifted through US pictography for decades before being claimed by the title’s editor Harvey Kurtzman, and later named by the magazine’s second editor Al Feldstein – but a chance discovery by author Van Reid inContinue reading Did MAD Magazine’s cover boy Alfred E. Neuman hail from… Iowa?

2000AD Prog 1950 - Bad Company

Something for the Weekend: US Comics On Sale 30th September 2015 – Jump On Board 2000AD!

Here’s this week’s list of comics on sale now in comic shops across the UK. As usual, our list highlights the work of British creators and publishers. 2000AD Prog 1950, on sale today, offers an ideal for new readers or those looking to return to the fold. This issue’s highlights include a new cover byContinue reading Something for the Weekend: US Comics On Sale 30th September 2015 – Jump On Board 2000AD!

Harvey Awards Nominee

2014 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced

The 2014 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honour of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the US comic industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequentialContinue reading 2014 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced

Harvey Awards Nominee

Titan Books ‘Alien’ nominated for Harvey Award, but Brit creators absent this year

The 2013 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced with the release of the final ballot, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con. Named in honour of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. JustContinue reading Titan Books ‘Alien’ nominated for Harvey Award, but Brit creators absent this year