New indie humour comic SPLANK! makes a splash with first issue now on sale

After a successful launch at the recent Enniskillen Comics Festival, the Belfast originated anthology comic SPLANK! , eited and published by Peter Duncan, is now available, featuring some fabulous new strips from Mike Higgs (creator of “The Cloak”, first published in POW! back in the 1960s, now revived), Davy Francis, Marc Jackson, Nigel Parkinson, John Robbins, DaveContinue reading New indie humour comic SPLANK! makes a splash with first issue now on sale

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Andy Luke’s new comic “We Shall Not Be Stapled” launches this week in Belfast

We Shall Not Be Stapled , a new anthology, will get a lunchtime launch at Comic Book Guys in The Spires Shopping Centre, Belfast tomorrow – Wednesday 3rd May, 1 – 2.00pm. Copies will also be available at the Enniskillen Comic Fest this weekend. The book is mostly drawn by Andrew Luke (author of Gran, AbsenceContinue reading Andy Luke’s new comic “We Shall Not Be Stapled” launches this week in Belfast

"Cleansing Services" by Neill Cameron

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

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comics creator Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics… In celebration of Small Press Day on 9th July 2016, I’ve written aboutContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part One)

"All The Way" by John Robbins

Wonderfully weird: John Robbins “A Hand of Fingers”

He has lettered hundreds of pages of comics by other creators, and for years plugged and reviewed Irish and British publications on defunct small press-centric website Bugpowder. Now, Dubliner John Robbins has released A Hand Of Fingers, a terrific anthology of his own work, which collects material from a diverse array of publications that include RhizomeContinue reading Wonderfully weird: John Robbins “A Hand of Fingers”

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Creating Comics: The Making of To End All Wars’ “Bottomley – Brand of Britain”

Andy Luke reveals the making of one of the strips featured in the Eisner Award-nominated anthology To End All Wars – “Bottomley – Brand of Britain”… On Friday night, the San Diego Comic Con will announce the Eisner Awards, where the anthology collection To End All Wars, published by Soaring Penguin Press has been nominated,Continue reading Creating Comics: The Making of To End All Wars’ “Bottomley – Brand of Britain”