Commando Issue 4843 - "Peterloo!" SNIP

Side by Side: Comics Tellings of Peterloo

Back in 2015, DC Thomson published Commando Issue 4843, titled “Peterloo!”, written by Ferg Handley with cover and internal art by Carlos Pino, one of several marking the 200th anniversary of Waterloo, but which also recounted the horror of massacre at St. Peter’s Field, Manchester on 16th August 1819. But it’s not the only recent telling of the terrible events in comicsContinue reading Side by Side: Comics Tellings of Peterloo

People First Merseyside Charity Auction - art by Simon Bisley

Charity Auction offers 30 comic artworks by Bisley, Jock, McCrea and many more

The latest People First Merseyside Charity Auction, which ends Saturday 8th December, is offering 30 unique pieces of original comic art from some of the top names in comics to raise money for people with learning difficultiesContinue reading Charity Auction offers 30 comic artworks by Bisley, Jock, McCrea and many more

Calculus Cat by Hunt Emerson SNIP

New Hunt Emerson exhibtion opens in Birmingham

Just opened at the Primitivo Bar in Birmingham is a fantastic exhibition of art by this year’s Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art winner Hunt Emerson, which runs until February 2019. It includes a splendid Calculus Cat silkscreen print, made specially for this exhibition. Hunt’s career spans all-ages comics like The Beano as well as moreContinue reading New Hunt Emerson exhibtion opens in Birmingham

Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018