Illustrators Special 2: War Is Hell - Cottonwool Commandos

In Review: Illustrators Special 2 – War Is Hell

For those of you that are aware of the Book Palace, you will hopefully also be aware of their in-house imprint which publishes Illustrators, a beautiful produced quarterly magazine dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of all things dealing with comics.  In fact, they call it Illustration art rather than comics and I am not inclinedContinue reading In Review: Illustrators Special 2 – War Is Hell

Les Scorpions du désert by Hugo Pratt

Comic Creator Spotlight – The Picasso of Comics, Hugo Pratt, by Keith Page

Artist and writer Keith Page shines a light on the work and impact of Corto Maltese creator Hugo Pratt, on his own work and that of others… Hugo Pratt (1927 – 1995) was a most unusual comics creator by British and American standards and little of his work is available in an English translation. HisContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight – The Picasso of Comics, Hugo Pratt, by Keith Page

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Original Tintin art by Hergé may sell for over £500,000 in Heritage’s First European Comic Art Auction

An extraordinary, 12-panel page of original Tintin art by Belgian cartoonist Hergé may sell for as much as $720,000 (over £533,400) in Heritage Auctions’ first European Comic Art Auction next month. The sale offers nearly 300 lots, including vintage artworks by giants of Franco-Belgian comics such as Peyo, François Schuiten and Jean-Claude Mézières. The auction willContinue reading Original Tintin art by Hergé may sell for over £500,000 in Heritage’s First European Comic Art Auction

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Hugo Pratt’s “The Great Man of the North” set to make English debut thanks to IDW

Hugo Pratt’s classic graphic novel The Great Man of the North (also known as Jesuit Joe or L’uomo del Grande Nord) makes its English language debut this month thanks to US publisher IDW. A graphic masterpiece, this short story was first published in the French magazine Pilote in 1980, then in France as a graphicContinue reading Hugo Pratt’s “The Great Man of the North” set to make English debut thanks to IDW

The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia by Ron Tiner

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia – Part Two by Ron Tiner

He’s perhaps best known to British comic fans for his work through the Bardon Press Features office in Barcelona for Fleetway Edtions in the 1960s, first on Super Detective Picture Library Number 172 “Passport to Peril” (an adaptation of the novel, Assignment Helene by Edward S Aarons), drawing episodes of “Spy 13” and “Kit Carson” for the Cowboy Picture Library, among otherContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Life and Work of Alberto Breccia – Part Two by Ron Tiner