Goof #0 - Cover

Creating Comics: Marc Jackson, the Man from GOOF!

Earlier this year, comic creator Marc Jackson turned digital publisher and launched GOOF!, a new online subscription only title that features a host of comics talents. Three issues in, GOOF! is going from strength to strength, but it’s a project we have yet to give the attention it deserves, although we did trail its launch.Continue reading Creating Comics: Marc Jackson, the Man from GOOF!

NICE 2019 Fund Raiser Auction Promotion

NICE 2018 auction offers amazing comic art in fund-raising bid for future events

Quickly following up on the success of the NICE convention last weekend, the NICE 2018 Auction, in aid of next year’s event, opens soon on the CatWiki site. Comic artists who were guests at NICE 2018 last week – who included Ryan Brown, Ian Churchill, Alan Davis, Esad Ribic, Patricia Martín Samaniego, Lew Stringer, Dylan Teague and manyContinue reading NICE 2018 auction offers amazing comic art in fund-raising bid for future events

Pedantic Stan, The Comics Fan by John Freeman and Lew Stringer

Pedantic Stan, The Comic Fan, returns in new collection from Lew Stringer, in time for London Film and Comic Con

Back in the days of the British comics fandom of the 1980s, when our community was very different and far less diverse than it thankfully is today, Lew Stringer and I created Pedantic Stan, The Comics Fan – and Lew has collected all the strips into a new collection on sale this weekend at LondonContinue reading Pedantic Stan, The Comic Fan, returns in new collection from Lew Stringer, in time for London Film and Comic Con

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 528 - Cover SNIP

“A secret shoot? Will this work?” New show secrets revealed in latest Doctor Who Magazine

In the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine showrunner Chris Chibnall reveals the meticulous preparations that went into announcing Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. (Despite all the secret plotting, the plan nearly came off the tracks when their cover was in danger of being blown by a wedding and a Velothon…) Plus the new TARDISContinue reading “A secret shoot? Will this work?” New show secrets revealed in latest Doctor Who Magazine

Beano 80th Anniversary Poster

Happy Birthday to the Beano at 80: Why It’s Still Much Loved

In the run up to the 80th anniversary of the Beano‘s debut in July 1938, I asked comic creators and fans of DC Thomson’s much-loved weekly humour comic (now produced by Beano Studios) who their favourite characters or strips were, and why? Did they have a favourite creator? And, perhaps most importantly – why doContinue reading Happy Birthday to the Beano at 80: Why It’s Still Much Loved