Jan Shepheard, art editor on Valiant and 2000AD. Photo © Sue Smith, used with permission.

House of Illustration “Women Making Girls’ Comics” Event Tomorrow

London’s House of Illustration will be shining a spotlight on the work of women creators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British comics aimed at younger female audiences, with Jenni Scott, Mel Gibson and David Roach tomorrow afternoon (16th April 2016). The women writers and artists who worked on British girls’ comics of the 1970s and 80s were oftenContinue reading House of Illustration “Women Making Girls’ Comics” Event Tomorrow

TV Century 21 Number 3, published in 1965, with a near complete free gift - a cut-out and build Fireball XL5.

Latest Compalcomics auction offers rare Beanos, Number Ones with free gifts… and more Dalek Swapits!

The Compalcomics August/September auction catalogue has just launched on the-saleroom.com and includes a number of early Beanos and plenty of Number One issues of various comics complete with with free gifts, including The Hornet from 1963, the girls comic Romeo, a rare early TV Century 21 with free gift and many more. Offered in this auctionContinue reading Latest Compalcomics auction offers rare Beanos, Number Ones with free gifts… and more Dalek Swapits!

Ten Years in the British Comics Archives: An Interview with Hibernia’s David McDonald

David McDonald is one of the men behind Hibernia Comics, an independent publisher that reprints classic British comics and produces the non-fiction Comic Archive series, a project that began with a collection of Doomlord from New Eagle a decade ago. Hibernia do a cracking job and so, in an attempt to give them a bitContinue reading Ten Years in the British Comics Archives: An Interview with Hibernia’s David McDonald

Dalek Pencil Sharpener (1965) BBC TV with 8 Dalek Swapits (1965) Cherilea Toys.

ComPalComics offers Dalek Playsuit, Dandy Number One in latest auction

  The latest Compalcomics March catalogue closes on on Sunday 8th March 2015 starting at 2.00pm, featuring a huge number of both early and modern Dandy comics, artwork including “Oor Wullie” and various IPC/Fleetway covers – and a rare Dalek Playsuit! There’s also some Dan Dare original two page artwork by Frank Hampson for Eagle, which isContinue reading ComPalComics offers Dalek Playsuit, Dandy Number One in latest auction

The Glasgow/Northern Looking Glass (1825)

First ever British comic and original ‘Tornado’ logo in new Compalcomics auction

    The latest Compalcomics comic auction has just begun, offering its usual cracking offerings of British comics and artwork from days gone by – a wonderful selection of high grade and rare comics, artwork and merchandise.       Of particular note are copies of what’s believed to be the first ever British comicContinue reading First ever British comic and original ‘Tornado’ logo in new Compalcomics auction