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Jim Baikie: A Stripography (and some Musical Notes)

Here’s a guide to comics artist Jim Baikie’s comics career, including his lesser known British girls’ comic work, revealing his huge contribution to many titles. Jim died in December 2017; you can read our obituary here and an Appreciation by Alan Moore here Most of the credits below were compiled by David Roach for Jim during hisContinue reading Jim Baikie: A Stripography (and some Musical Notes)

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Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An interview with comic creator Hannah Berry

The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). The downthetubes “Kendal Calling” interviews continue with a chat with comic creatrix extraordinaire, podcaster and satirist Hannah Berry… Hannah will have many guises at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival but, most importantly, her recently-published graphic novel LivestockContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2017: An interview with comic creator Hannah Berry

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Britain’s New Statesman magazine looking for a new cartoonist

Britain’s New Statesman – a political and cultural magazine founded in 1913 – has issued an an open call for submissions for the NS back page cartoon. Here’s the full details from their site: The back page of the New Statesman has a weekly cartoon slot and we’re looking for a new artist to fill it. The cartoonContinue reading Britain’s New Statesman magazine looking for a new cartoonist

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Paul Gravett’s “Comics Art” named “Book of the Year”

Two top critics have made Paul Gravett‘s Comics Art their top choices of 2013, leaving the acclaimed comic author “really chuffed”. In The Observer, Rachel Cooke has picked Comics Art as one of her Graphic Books of The Year: “Those interested in putting 21st-century graphic novels in historical context will love the richly illustrated andContinue reading Paul Gravett’s “Comics Art” named “Book of the Year”

Will McPhail was interviewed by ITV's Granada News about his work in his studio.

Will McPhail scoops “Young Cartoonist of the Year” award

Congratulations this morning to Chorley-based cartoonist Will McPhail, who has won the accolade of “Young Cartoonist of the Year” from the British Cartoonist’s Association. “My flattery battery is fully charged,” says Will, who won the title with his drawing of a child’s eye view of their parents with their faces obscured by mobile phones. TheContinue reading Will McPhail scoops “Young Cartoonist of the Year” award