Get your stinking paws on an original Planet of the Apes painting!

We’re marking two celebrations this month with this coverage of artist Graeme Neil Reid’s latest art raffle. Not only is this the 24th monthly art raffle, making it two full years of Graeme giving away art to his supporters – but it is also the 50th anniversary for the film that inspired this month’s themed painting – Planet of the Apes.Continue reading Get your stinking paws on an original Planet of the Apes painting!

Penguins of Madagascar #2

British Comic Shop Releases (24th December 2014) – Christmas Eve Comic Stocking Fillers!

  Here’s this week’s list of comics – both US and UK releases – on sale in specialist UK comic shops tomorrow, Wednesday 24th December 2014. We’ve picked out the titles published by British publishers in bold below, or titles with a British connection we’re aware of, including cover artists. Mark Braithwaite, co-owner of Lancaster’s First AgeContinue reading British Comic Shop Releases (24th December 2014) – Christmas Eve Comic Stocking Fillers!

Sample Art by Nigel Dobbyn

Artist Nigel Dobbyn ‘invades’ Redcar!

  Catch 2000AD, Sonic The Hedgehog and The Beano artist Nigel Dobbyn at the Invasion exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum near Redcar this Sunday and the next. Aside from hearing first-hand how comic strips are developed, you might even pick yourselves up a free comic… “I’m talking about my career and about creating a Billy theContinue reading Artist Nigel Dobbyn ‘invades’ Redcar!

Planet of the Apes Zine Free Online

A new issue of the popular UK Planet of the Apes fanzine, Simian Scrolls, along with some of the previous issues, is available to download free online. Edited by John Roche, the summer 2012 issue (issue 17) is available here along with issues one to six. A sequel to the recent (and very successful) apesContinue reading Planet of the Apes Zine Free Online

Planet of the Apes – Down the Tube!

Commuters on the London Underground were amazed last Tuesday when characters from the Planet of the Apes films joined them on the Tube! The apes were in town to celebrate the re-release of the classic film, now 40 years old, on Blu-ray DVD. We don’t want to annoy the copyright holders of the photos soContinue reading Planet of the Apes – Down the Tube!