Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

downthetubes contributor Colin Noble has a remarkable collection of Picture Library comics and we’ve featured his researches into just how often some classic tales – and covers have been re-used down the years. Here’s another gem, but this one by the brilliant Italian artist Pino Dell’Orco, also has some grounding in historical fact. Published backContinue reading Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

Battleground Picture Library 41 - "Moonstrike!" SNIP

Collecting Comics: The Strange Case of the War Comic Cover “Twins”

Richard Sheaf and I recently investigated the way British war comics used to re-use cover art, and this article reveals how two British comic companies used the same art on different titles… For those of you familiar with my Nothing But a Fan blog, you may also have heard of Vic Whittle.  Don’t worry ifContinue reading Collecting Comics: The Strange Case of the War Comic Cover “Twins”

Illustrators Special 2: War Is Hell - Cottonwool Commandos

In Review: Illustrators Special 2 – War Is Hell

For those of you that are aware of the Book Palace, you will hopefully also be aware of their in-house imprint which publishes Illustrators, a beautiful produced quarterly magazine dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of all things dealing with comics.  In fact, they call it Illustration art rather than comics and I am not inclinedContinue reading In Review: Illustrators Special 2 – War Is Hell

Uncovered: Illustrating the Sixties and Seventies SNIP

London’s Lever Gallery to host Sixties-inspired “Uncovered” exhibition

London’s Lever Gallery – a commercial art gallery devoted to post-war lifestyle illustration – is to showcase a selection of rare, original cover Pulp Art illustrations from the 1960s and early 70s next month. Artists selected for Uncovered: Illustrating the Sixties and Seventies, running 1st February – 24th March 2018, include Ian Robertson and Yorkshire-bornContinue reading London’s Lever Gallery to host Sixties-inspired “Uncovered” exhibition