Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction

Quite by chance, I came across an interesting auction of Original Comic Art on Catwiki which ends tomorrow but includes a few items by British creators and a huge range of art by some well known European artists, including an “Axa” strip by Enrique Badia Romero and a “Robot Archie” page by Ted Kearon, from Lion.Continue reading Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction

Amazing British comic annuals up for auction from Phil Comics

Phil Comics first vintage comic auction of 2019 is now live on eBay, and includes some terrific Beano, Dandy and Lion annuals in its lots, along with some British comics including free gifts, and some editions of the short-lived Tornado adventure comic.Continue reading Amazing British comic annuals up for auction from Phil Comics

Robot Archie / Lion original cover artwork (1965) by Ted Kearon from Lion 15 May 1965 The title headers are publisher's photocopies (to save them being drawn every week) Indian ink on board,

British Comic Heroes under one roof! Rebellion snaps up TI Media’s classic comics catalogue

2000AD publishers Rebellion have acquired all the comic titles owned by TI Media, reuniting publications dating back to Comic Cuts with the titles they purchased from Egmont in 2016. This means virtually every classic British comic title published out of London over the last one hundred years is now owned by Rebellion. The deal does notContinue reading British Comic Heroes under one roof! Rebellion snaps up TI Media’s classic comics catalogue

Eagle - The Eagulation of British Adventure Comics - graphic by Michael Carrol

How so many British Adventure Comics became just one – Eagle – in the 1990s

Over on his brilliant Rusty Staples site, 2000AD writer Michael Carroll has begun a series of articles tracing the history of British comics, creating a series of “family trees” showing various mergers and more down the years. It’s something Alan Notton has done in the past over on ComicsUK (his work sadly the victim ofContinue reading How so many British Adventure Comics became just one – Eagle – in the 1990s

Detective Comics #308 - Lion Comics 100 - Covers

When Batman got Knocked Off – and encountered British comics “The Spider” along the way!

In the first of a series of articles, publisher, comics creator and historian of Tamil comics King Viswa reveals some disturbing and bizarre instances of comics copyright theft by a Tamil comics publisher… Research and documents prove that the first ever Tamil children’s magazine was published in India way back in 1839. It was aContinue reading When Batman got Knocked Off – and encountered British comics “The Spider” along the way!