Prince Valiant #10 - 17th April 1937 SNIP

Early “Prince Valiant” art by Hal Foster sells for over £33,000

The “Prince Valiant” newspaper made its debut on 13th February 1937, an epic adventure and romantic fantasy created by Hal Foster for 35 years. Earlier this month, the tenth episode sold for $40,800 (just over £33,500) on Heritage Auctions. Realistic in its visual execution and noble in its subject, depicting a time in which theContinue reading Early “Prince Valiant” art by Hal Foster sells for over £33,000

TV Comic Annual - 1968 SNIP

Mort Walker’s “Beetle Bailey” in Britain

The sad news of the passing of cartoonist Mort Walker, creator of “Beetle Bailey”, prompted discussion of the character’s British interpretation in TV Comic in the 1960s. Mort Walker died on Saturday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 94. Mort had the longest tenure of any cartoonist on an original creation, according toContinue reading Mort Walker’s “Beetle Bailey” in Britain

The Phantom - Scarlet Sapphire art by Stephen Mooney

Lightning Strike Comics announces new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire

Dublin-based independent comics publisher Lightning Strike Comics has announced the creative team behind their new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire, and has released a smashing piece of preview art by Stephen Mooney, who is also writing the book. The new title follows the company’s publication of a special 60th anniversary Phantom tribute last year, working in partnershipContinue reading Lightning Strike Comics announces new Phantom comic, Scarlet Sapphire

A panel from an episode of Prince Valiant published 2nd February 1964

Comics’ Sweeping Graphic Novel Prince Valiant Turns 80

While we’ve been celebrating the 40th anniversary of British comic 2000AD a lot in recent days, another comic – well, comic strip – marked its 80th anniversary earlier this month and we couldn’t let it pass by given the lasting impact and influence it had on many comic creators. “Prince Valiant” made his debut on 13thContinue reading Comics’ Sweeping Graphic Novel Prince Valiant Turns 80

Betty Boop returns to the small screen, new fine art prints by Naja Conrad-Hansen released

  Betty Boop – whose early comic adventures were re-published last year by Titan Comics – is coming back to the small screen, some 30 years after her last show. A new 26-episode series aimed at “tweens and teens” recounting the adventures of Betty Boop and her journey to becoming a superstar will launch in 2018, produced byContinue reading Betty Boop returns to the small screen, new fine art prints by Naja Conrad-Hansen released