DC Thomson’s Commando digest sized combat picture library has been running continuously since 1961 and in that time it has become the British comic with by far the greatest number of issues ever published with over 5180 under its ammo-belt. Whilst other long surviving comics have changed through the years the Commando reader of 1961 wouldContinue reading In Review: Commando Presents Ramsey’s Raiders Volume 1
Dr Mel Gibson reports on a day of comic study and discussion held as part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival… The expansion and transformation of the academic wing of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival continued in 2018. Held in the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, The Friday Sessions as they are known, wereContinue reading Lakes Festival Report: “The Friday Sessions” – When Academia and Comics Collide!
Phillip Vaughan from the University of Dundee reports on this year’s San Diego Comic Con, casting an academic’s eye over one of the biggest annual comics gatherings in the United States… I have been lucky enough to attend four San Diego Comic Cons now, presenting academic papers at the Comics Arts Conference and, from lastContinue reading San Diego Comic Con 2018: The Academic’s Eye View!
A new monthly comics podcast – Masters in Comics – launches in two weeks time, a new project offering insight into creating comics from the University of Dundee’s Phillip Vaughan. Masters in Comics will offer a chat with some of the best names in comics, launching on Wednesday the 8th August with recent Eisner HallContinue reading Coming Soon: The Masters in Comics Podcast launches with Dave Gibbons as first guest
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced this year’s “Friday Sessions” – a full day of talks and discussions exploring comic art in all its guises, taking place Friday 12th October 2018 as part of the Festival weekend in Kendal. The “Friday Sessions” are open to academics, students and all comic fans who wish to digContinue reading Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal