Gibbs Ivory Castle Arrow Issue 1 SNIP

Clean Living! How Britain’s “Arrow” comic helped promote healthy teeth in the 1960s

I recently came across copies of a 1960s promotional comic, Gibbs Ivory Castle Arrow, which had a roster of creators that’s as impressive as regular comics of the period such as Eagle – including Captain Pugwash creator John Ryan and John Michael Burns. Gibbs Ivory Castle Arrow – called simply Arrow in its editorial – ranContinue reading Clean Living! How Britain’s “Arrow” comic helped promote healthy teeth in the 1960s

Beano Book art by Jimmy Hansen SNIP

In Memoriam: Beano and Buster artist James “Jimmy” Hansen

We were very saddened to hear the news recently that British comic artist James (Jimmy) Hansen, perhaps best known for his work on the Beano’s “Dennis the Menace” strip, passed away last month, on Tuesday 19th June. (News broke of his passing while I was on a short break, followed by a very busy catchContinue reading In Memoriam: Beano and Buster artist James “Jimmy” Hansen

Doctor Who Adventures - Unpublished Twelfth Doctor Strip 1 SNIP

“Lost” Doctor Who strip materialises

Artist Russ Leach has just posted these wonderful pages drawn for a Doctor Who Adventures story in progress when the comic was sadly cancelled. The story was scripted by Kieron Moore and was a casualty of the title’s low sales, despite inventive and enjoyable work on the Panini UK title. The strip had reached asContinue reading “Lost” Doctor Who strip materialises