Apollo 11 Illustration from the Daily Mirror by Frank Bellamy, published 11th July 1969. Via the Frank Bellamy Checklist

Apollo 11 at 50: The First Moon Landing, illustrated by Frank Bellamy

Americans would have us believe that Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the Moon on 20 July 1969 because they saw it happen in their late evening. However, 50 years ago today, British audiences saw it happen in the early hours of 21st July 1969. 10 years ago on downthetubes, Jeremy Briggs wrote aContinue reading Apollo 11 at 50: The First Moon Landing, illustrated by Frank Bellamy

Wide World October 1962 p234-235 “Terror on the Thames” by H. J. Higgins

Mike Noble In Focus: “Wide World” (1962)

Following the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved and most influential comic artists, Mike Noble, who died last moth, Norman Boyd turned his attention to some of his lesser known, earlier work for the long-running adventure magazine Wide World… I knew Mike Noble, having first met him on 27th July 2002 – and wondered howContinue reading Mike Noble In Focus: “Wide World” (1962)

Episode 12 of the Heros the Spartan story "Eagle of the Fifth", written by Tom Tully, drawn by Frank Bellamy

Heros the Spartan original art by Frank Bellamy up for auction

The frankbellamy.blogspot.com reports there’s now another chance to own a spread of ‘Heros the Spartan” from Eagle. Offered on eBay, the page in question is Episode 12 from the “Eagle of the Fifth” story written by Tom Tully, drawn by Frank Bellamy, published in Eagle cover dated 25th May 1963 (Volume 16:11). “Someone smart has notContinue reading Heros the Spartan original art by Frank Bellamy up for auction

Comics fans wait patiently for events to start at the Brewery Arts Centre. Photo courtesy Lakes International Comic Art Festival

First Impressions: A Beginner’s Guide to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival

As a newbie to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (LICAF) Norman Boyd wondered how he was supposed to tackle a big event like this. Some of you will think “what’s he on about?” but experience tells me Norman’s not the only person on the planet who worries about such things. So in the interest ofContinue reading First Impressions: A Beginner’s Guide to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival

In Review: The Graphic Novel Man: The Comics of Bryan Talbot

  The Project: The Graphic Novel Man: The Comics of Bryan Talbot is a Digital Story Engine documentary series available on HD Download providing the definitive Bryan Talbot experience for established fans and first time readers. Introduced by Michael Moorcock, The Graphic Novel Man has unprecedented access to behind the scenes material and personal stories; featuring exclusiveContinue reading In Review: The Graphic Novel Man: The Comics of Bryan Talbot