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In Memoriam: 2000AD, comic creators and fans pay tribute to artist Ron Smith

British comic creators, publishers and fans have paid tribute to Judge Dredd artist and former Spitfire pilot Ron Smith, who passed away aged 90 early yesterday, after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Ron began his long and much-admired creative career in animation at Gaumont British Animation after World War Two, before moving into comics forContinue reading In Memoriam: 2000AD, comic creators and fans pay tribute to artist Ron Smith

Hotspur Issue 856: King Cobra

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part Three. The Hotspur Mark II 1970 to 1980

My first article regarding the work of Ron Smith acted as a introduction, to remind us how great this veteran artist, now retired, has been over the course of his career. The second article demonstrates how I am beginning to review Ron’s career in greater depth with a fairly complete listing of Ron’s work for The HotspurContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part Three. The Hotspur Mark II 1970 to 1980

Bunty, Topper, Hotspur revived with “Best of” Annuals

  (with thanks to Lew Stringer and the ComicsUK Forum): Along with a range of annuals and calendars based on their current titles such as The Beano, “The Broons” and Jacqueline Wilson Magazine, now on general sale, DC Thomson have revived some of their classic comic titles with a “Best Of” Annual line, currently onlyContinue reading Bunty, Topper, Hotspur revived with “Best of” Annuals

STRIP: The Adventure Coics Magazine Issue 2

STRIP Magazine Issue 2 – Revised Release Date announced

Much later than expected or planned, Print Media has just announced that the print edition of STRIP: The Adventure Comics Magazine Issue 2 should now be on sale in newsagents from Thursday 20th June 2013. In a statement on its blog, the company says the delayed publication is the result of a major change toContinue reading STRIP Magazine Issue 2 – Revised Release Date announced