Marvel UK's Heroquest - Cover SNIP

Missing in Action: Heroquest at Marvel UK, and the RPG magazine that never happened

Back in my Marvel UK days, I edited a one-off Heroquest magazine at Marvel UK – a one shot special licensed from Games Workshop that has some notable creators involved and, as downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf notes over on his Boys Adventure blog, is quite a collectable today HeroQuest, sometimes written as Hero Quest, was anContinue reading Missing in Action: Heroquest at Marvel UK, and the RPG magazine that never happened

Comics Artist artist John Marshall

Creating Comics: An Interview with Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall

Joe O’Brien recently tracked down elusive The Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall (John Williams), who now lives in Suffolk, and interviewed him for his brilliant The Art of The Real Ghostbusters web site. With Joe’s permission, we’re re-posting the feature here, re-visiting the creation of one of Marvel UK’s best-selling titles back in the 1980sContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall

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Creating Comics: Lettering Comics Before the Digital Age with David Lloyd

Back in the days before computers (and Richard Starkings), comics were hand lettered – and it was something of an arcane art that only a trusted few were employed to do at Marvel UK, where I worked in the 1990s. It was also a demanding task: lettering either directly onto artwork, or patch paper, it requiredContinue reading Creating Comics: Lettering Comics Before the Digital Age with David Lloyd