Cartoonist Kev F. Sutherland dutifully tries to make a silk purse out of a pig's ear on The Apprentice

In Review: The Apprentice does Comics… Badly

A fleet of four black cars, sixteen wheelie suitcases, early morning phone calls and a bunch of bold claims. If downthetubes is covering this show, it can only mean one thing… over on The Apprentice, they tried making some comics. And they did – but oh, dear, what a disaster… The Apprentice is back onContinue reading In Review: The Apprentice does Comics… Badly

Four Weeks to the Wonderlands Graphic Novel Expo

When is a comic con not a ‘Comic Con’? When it’s a ‘Graphic Novel Expo’. Wonderlands: The UK Graphic Novel Expo is taking place on Saturday 30 May 2015 at the University of Sunderland’s Chester Road campus as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice InContinue reading Four Weeks to the Wonderlands Graphic Novel Expo

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Lakes Festival Focus: Beano artist Kev F Sutherland

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival is almost upon us – in fact, it’s next weekend (17th – 19th October 2014). In the run up to the event, which has already taken over the Cumbrian town of Kendal with comics exhibitions, warm up events and over 40 shops turning over their windows to display comic-releated exhibits createdContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus: Beano artist Kev F Sutherland

The Phoenix are hosting a series of workshops at The Brewery Art Centre as part of the International Comic Art Festival. You can book tickets now! Image courtesy The Phoenix Comic

Lakes Comics Festival announces “Family Zone” Events creator line-up – Great Fun for all Ages!

  The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the full line-up of comic creators for the Comics Family Zone, one of its most popular events last year, comprising both free and pre-bookable events. Based in Kendal Library, Westmorland Shopping Centre and the Shakespeare Centre off Highgate over the Festival weekend (17th – 19th October), this year’s Comics Family Zone willContinue reading Lakes Comics Festival announces “Family Zone” Events creator line-up – Great Fun for all Ages!

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Keep your eyes peeled – Bananaman is heading for the big screen

Typical! Just as you go on holiday, some big news breaks about British comics and now we’re playing catch up… but it’s surely good news that one of DC Thomson’s best-known characters, Bananaman, looks set to star in his own movie. Created by Steve Bright and writer and editor Dave Donaldson (best known for his work onContinue reading Keep your eyes peeled – Bananaman is heading for the big screen