The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire Volume One SNIP

Rebellion announces new “Trigan Empire” Collections, launching in 2020

2000 AD publishers Rebellion have announced a collected edition program for the classic British comic strip “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire“, co-created by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence, launching March 2020. The new mass market collections, which will be release as part of the company’s Treasury of British Comics, were announced at the Diamond Comic Distributors’ RetailerContinue reading Rebellion announces new “Trigan Empire” Collections, launching in 2020

Kangaroo Illustration - Look and Learn (1970s)

WebFind: Look and Learn, Treasure illustrations galore from Holloway Fine Art

Quite by chance, I came across the eBay page Holloway Fine Art, which is offering hundreds of artworks from classic annuals, books magazines such as Look and Learn and Treasure, including 1980s Famous Five illustrations by Leslie Branton. Also on offer is art by Lewis Baumer, Luis Bermejo, Jesus Blasco, Brian Cosgrove, Reginald B. Davies,Continue reading WebFind: Look and Learn, Treasure illustrations galore from Holloway Fine Art

Ranger Issue 33 - Cover dated 30th April 1966 - Cover SNIP

Essential British Comics Reference: Bear Alley Books’ “Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine”

Online discussion about where a piece of art by the talented British comic artist Ron Embleton (TV Century 21, Look and Learn, Ranger, World of Wonder) might have been published prompted Bear Alley Books publisher Steve Holland to remind me about his excellent reference work, compiled with David Slinn – Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine. The huntContinue reading Essential British Comics Reference: Bear Alley Books’ “Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine”

David Roberts and Brian Woodford with copies of Top Spot in its varying cover looks. Riding pillion on the motorbike is Eileen Earl (or Earle), who had been Leonard Matthews’ secretary up until the time Elizabeth Flower assumed that role. Montage by Roger Perry

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Two

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a “Creative Visionary”… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes (Part One here), is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others.  The comic magazine Top Spot, published in 1958,Continue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Two

Ranger Book Available From Bear Alley Books

The Rise And Fall Of The Trigan Empire is rightly considered one of the best British comic strips of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Written by Mike Butterworth and initially illustrated by Don Lawrence, it ran in Look and Learn magazine from 1966 until the magazine folded in 1982 yet while many people areContinue reading Ranger Book Available From Bear Alley Books