By “Tim Bobbins” Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story, a 2014 documentary about the life of Chris Seivey and his big headed persona ‘Frank Sidebottom’ has finally found distribution after starting life as a Kick-Starter campaign. Picturehouse offered Brighton an unadventurous two screenings, one at each of its Duke of York’s cinemas. Both screenings wereContinue reading In Review: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
Given Titan Comics recent publication of all-new adventures of Johnny Red, with a new Hook Jaw series following in December, you’d be forgiven for thinking the London-based company would be the ones to buy Egmont’s clasic comics back catalogue if the chance arose… but it’s 2000AD publisher Rebellion that now owns Roy of the Rovers,Continue reading Rebellion buys Egmont’s classic comics archive, including Roy of the Rovers, Action, Misty and more
Phil Boyce runs the Oink! blog, dedicated to the original, cheeky, innovative comic that once featured the best of British talent, as well as extra posts on every aspect of the world’s greatest comic, creator info, behind-the-scenes shenanigans and more. He recently posted this article on the British comics industry and some of those deriding its current stateContinue reading The British Comics Industry: Still Alive and Kicking, Despite Troll Claims to the Contrary
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival starts tomorrow and I’m delighted that, despite a punishing work schedule, Beano and Doctor Who cartoonist and writer Lew Stringer found time to answer my questions about his work and creating comics. Lew (who I’ve known since Marvel UK days) has been working in British comics for over 30 years,Continue reading Lakes Festival Focus: Lew Stringer
Feature by Jonathan Clode Back in August 2013, it was reported that American artist Paul Pope had pitched an idea to DC Comics to bring back Jack Kirby’s Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth, only to be told by DC Editor-in-Chief Dan Didio that, “We don’t make comics for kids, we make comics for 45Continue reading Kids Comics – an Oxymoron in Waiting?