Lakes Festival Focus: Comic Artist and Writer Robert Deas

Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Comic Artist and Writer Robert Deas, creator of “Trailblazers”

Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. This “Festival Focus” for 2018 is Robert Deas, an award-winning UK comic artist and the creator of children’s SF series “Troy Trailblazer” (recently rebooted as “Trailblazers”) for The Phoenix Comic. Troy’s first graphicContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2018: Comic Artist and Writer Robert Deas, creator of “Trailblazers”

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Something For the New Year: New Comics On Sale This Week – Dan Dare and Dreaming Eagles!

As 2015 draws to a close, top writer Garth Ennis seems to have taken over the US comic release list this week, but of all the titles on sale, I think Dreaming Eagles #1 from much-talked-about publisher Aftershock Comics is well worth a look, especially given that the art is by the brilliant Simon Coleby, best knownContinue reading Something For the New Year: New Comics On Sale This Week – Dan Dare and Dreaming Eagles!

The Beano - Hiring Poster

The British Comics Industry: Looking Back on 2015, Looking Forward to 2016

With the festive season upon us and 2015 racing to a close, over on Comic Book Resources, staff writer and comics retailer Brian Hibbs, in an article titled “Tilting at Windmills: Trouble on the Horizon?“notes we’re in an extremely odd place in the US comic book market as 2015 draws to a close: a market that,Continue reading The British Comics Industry: Looking Back on 2015, Looking Forward to 2016

After A Splendid Lakes Festival, We’re Back In The Room!

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival​ proved a massive success once again this weekend, with a lot of happy memories of meeting so many talented energised comics creators – including some of the brilliant Phoenix comic crew at breakfast each morning at the splendid Sun Dial Guest House! (Big and very good news coming about the PhoenixContinue reading After A Splendid Lakes Festival, We’re Back In The Room!

News stand chaos in the comics section, August 2013. Photo: Alexander Matthews

Mags In Bags: comic creator Alexander Matthews call for “VAT on Tat”

Following up on John Freeman’s post expressing joy at seeing a child ignore all the “mag in a bag” comic/ young persons magazines in favour of the cheaper, non-bagged Beano, comic creator Alexander Matthews very kindly gave us permission to re-post his solution to “plastic plethora”. He first posted this article in 2013, but his argumentsContinue reading Mags In Bags: comic creator Alexander Matthews call for “VAT on Tat”