Art by Sergio Aragonés

Who will win the first ever Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art?

As we’ve previously reported, Sergio Aragonés, the world’s fastest cartoonist, will be making a rare appearance as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (13th – 15th October in Kendal, Cumbria). One of the most famous and influential living cartoonists, Sergio, perhaps best known for his work on MAD Magazine, is world renowned forContinue reading Who will win the first ever Sergio Aragonés International Award for Excellence in Comic Art?

True Believers: Kirby 100th – Avengers: Captain America Lives Again! #1

DC, Marvel announce Jack Kirby centenary publications, but what’s missing?

US comic publishers DC Comics and Marvel have both announced their plans to mark Jack “King” Kirby’s centenary in August. Kirby, born 29th August 1917, who died in 1994, was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor, and is widely regarded as one of the medium’s major innovators and one of its most prolificContinue reading DC, Marvel announce Jack Kirby centenary publications, but what’s missing?

Dave Stevens - Rocketeer Illustration Original Art (1990)

In Memoriam: Dave Stevens

Writer Mark Evanier has paid tribute to Rocketeer artist Dave Stevens, who died this week after a long battle with leukaemia. He was just 52. A tributes page has been added to the American artist’s official web site, and in lieu of flowers, Dave’s family would like people to make donations to the Hairy CellContinue reading In Memoriam: Dave Stevens

Writers’ Strike: Show Status

Digital Spy posted a round up of the status of US shows in production affected by the Writers Guild strike at the weekend. 4,000 attended a protest rally on Los Angeles’ Avenue of the Stars as the strike completed its first week, with production on night time chat shows already shut down and some networksContinue reading Writers’ Strike: Show Status