When British Comics were… European!

Comic artist, publisher and writer Bambos Georgiou takes a look at just some of the European comic strips that once featured in Fleetway’s British weekly comics, supplementing originated strips…. The UK comics industry in the 1960s has often been cited as one of the largest in the world, leading to a voracious appetite for material.Continue reading When British Comics were… European!

Art by George Wilson for the cover of Space Family Robinson Lost in Space #22 (Gold Key, 1967) SNIP

Lost in Space comics around the world

Following up on a recent post about an unusual link between Lost in Space and Doctor Who, comics archivist N. Scott Robinson kindly sent us some covers of Lost in Space / Space Family Robinson comics published around the world. Created by writer Del Connell and artist Dan Spiegle, with Gaylord DuBois taking over asContinue reading Lost in Space comics around the world

Terry Bave’s cover for the 1994 Big Comic Fortnightly Holiday Special

In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

We’re very sorry to report of the passing of another great of British humour comics, cartoonist Terry Bave, who has died after a short illness, aged 87. His many credits since the 1950s included work for Wham!, Cor!, Whizzer and Chips and, later, the Beano and The Dandy. Although he retired in 2007 he continued toContinue reading In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

An example panel from the eighth instalment of "Mary Read – Soldier and Pirate" (Answers, 3 May 1952).

In Praise Of… Reginald Heade, pulp fiction cover – and comics – artist

Available now from Telos Publishing is The Art of Reginald Heade, written by Stephen James Walker, a book about an artist renowned amongst vintage paperback fans and collectors as the pre-eminent British pulp fiction cover artist of the 1940s and 1950s – considered by some as the greatest British artist to work in this field. He also worked on numerous comicsContinue reading In Praise Of… Reginald Heade, pulp fiction cover – and comics – artist

Strontium Dog original artwork by Carlos Esquerra (1988) from 2000AD Prog 560-572 The Stone Killers. Johnny Alpha pressures Morlock to give up his murderous client. Indian ink on cartridge paper. 18 x 14 ins

Strontium Dog by Carlos Ezquerra, World War One comics, rare Beanos and more in latest Compalcomics auction

The August – September catalogue for the latest Compalcomics auction is now live, offering 283 lots in the catalogue, including some great British items. The auction company’s June catalogue excelled with £5000 for The Dandy Monster Comic 1, £2550 for Number Two and a whopping £1920 for the 1948 issue with puppeteer Korky the Cat on the front cover.Continue reading Strontium Dog by Carlos Ezquerra, World War One comics, rare Beanos and more in latest Compalcomics auction