Terry Wiley. Photo by Jenni Scott SNIP

In Memoriam: Terry Wiley – a tribute by Jay Eales, Selina Lock and other friends

The British comics community was stunned by the news of the passing of award-winning comic creator Terry Wiley, a key figure of the independent scene for decades, after a long battle with cancer. He was 56. Here, Jay Eales, Selina Lock and others pay tribute to this singular talent… On the Toon with Terry WileyContinue reading In Memoriam: Terry Wiley – a tribute by Jay Eales, Selina Lock and other friends

“Do Something” anthology launched in aid of Hope Not Hate

Launched at the weekend in Leicester, Do Something is a zine of powerful, thought-provoking short stories, illustrations, strips and poetry that came about as a result of the EU Referendum and the rise in hate crime that followed. Published by Factor Fiction, edited by Jay Eales and Selina Lock, comic creators involved include Mike Carey,Continue reading “Do Something” anthology launched in aid of Hope Not Hate

The O Men - Martin Eden

Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comic creator and reader Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics…  This is the second part of Andy’s celebration of those smallContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)

Stephen Prestwood

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Stephen Prestwood

Just over a week ago the British small press lost one of its most hardworking and consistent artists – the incredible Stephen Prestwood. I’d worked with him – watched him drawing tirelessly for years, turning in an almost endless stream of art for comics, art jams, competitions – anything. He was as relentless as he wasContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist Stephen Prestwood

Doctor Who: The Blood of Azrael

Clear Spot: Ten Years of New Doctor Who spin-offs

In an hour long show looking at new Doctor Who novels, comics and animated serials since the programme returned to television in 2005, Alex Fitch talks to novelist Alastair Reynolds about his book The Harvest of Time and to writers / editors Jay Eales and Selina Locke about Faction Paradox, Senor 105 and other Gallifreyan themed titles published by Obverse Books.Continue reading Clear Spot: Ten Years of New Doctor Who spin-offs