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Comic Book Hero: Looking back on a time when celebrities courted comics, not the other way round!

In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children’s comics were a massive part of a young person’s life. Comic Book Hero by former comics editor Barrie Tomlinson – out on 1st September 2017 – tells the story behind the production of comics such as Tiger, Scream, Speed and many more  of the he worked on, and he’sContinue reading Comic Book Hero: Looking back on a time when celebrities courted comics, not the other way round!

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In Memoriam: “Hot Shot Hamish” writer Fred Baker

Comics writer and editor Barrie Tomlinson has been in touch with sad news that prolific British comic script writer Fred Baker died earlier this month. He had been ill for some time with Alzheimer’s and died of pneumonia on 4th June. “He was one of the most prolific writers we had on the comics,” BarrieContinue reading In Memoriam: “Hot Shot Hamish” writer Fred Baker

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Fred Baker: A Tribute

Writer and former Tiger and New Eagle editor Barrie Tomlinson pays tribute to Fred Baker, one of British comics unsung heroes, who died on 4 June 2008. He had been ill for some time with Alzheimer’s and died of pneumonia. “He was one of the most prolific writers we had on the comics,” Barrie recalls.Continue reading Fred Baker: A Tribute