Richard Sheaf and I recently investigated the way British war comics used to re-use cover art, and this article reveals how two British comic companies used the same art on different titles… For those of you familiar with my Nothing But a Fan blog, you may also have heard of Vic Whittle. Don’t worry ifContinue reading Collecting Comics: The Strange Case of the War Comic Cover “Twins”
Brand new Commando comics from DC Thomson (Issues 5091-5094) go on sale in all good newsagents this Thursday (25th January 2018). This time out, a team of Nazi Fallinschirmjager paratroopers are in the loose in the Scottish Highlands during World War Two; a white-flag-waving warrior accused of cowardice is the only hope for POW escape: andContinue reading New Year, New Commandos – on sale this week!
Here’s the detailed intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s war comic Commando, on sale today in all good newsagents and digitally via the Commando app on iTunes. Commando No 4719 – Two Men Went To War… Originally Commando No 556 (June 1971) Story: A.C. Allan Art: Cam Kennedy Cover: Jordi Penalva Preview: www.commandocomics.com/latest-issues/3rd-july-2014-collection?issue=4719Continue reading Sky Sharks and deadly traitors in new Commandos
It is that time of the year again when calendars are appearing in the shops and for the third year running Waverley Books have released a Commando calendar. As in the previous two years the Commando Calendar 2014 has 13 Commando cover images reproduced from the original fully painted artwork in DC Thomson’s archive. TheContinue reading 2014 Commando Calendar released
The latest issue of illustrators, the heavily illustrated art quarterly celebrating the finest European illustration of the 20th Century, is now available. illustrators Issue 2 features two major articles on the artwork of David Wright – Peter Richardson looks at Wright’s elegant, painted pin-up art (soon to be seen in Sirens: The Pin-Up Art OfContinue reading "Carol Day’ artist David Wright features in illustrators Issue 2