Breccia 100 - Casa Nacional del Bicentenario 2019

Alberto Breccia Centennial Exhibitions in France and Argentina celebrate an incredible artist

A centennial exhibition celebrating the life and work of the  hugely influential comic artist Alberto Breccia will open at the Casa Nacional del Bicentenario in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next month. But if a trip to South America isn’t an option for you, there’s another celebratory Breccia-focused exhibition running now at the La Ferme du Buisson,Continue reading Alberto Breccia Centennial Exhibitions in France and Argentina celebrate an incredible artist

My Snowman by Posy Simmonds

“The Snowman” art auction raises over £10,000 for charity

Penguin Ventures and Penguin Random House have raised more than £10,000 for charity through its online The Snowman art auction, held in the run up to Christmas. As part of the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs‘ The Snowman, Penguin asked leading children’s book illustrators to recreate the character in their own styles. Quentin Blake, AdamContinue reading “The Snowman” art auction raises over £10,000 for charity

We’re Still At War front cover

Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

The list of talks at the British Library this autumn has been released and there are some great events for comics and fantasy novel fans, featuring some terrific creators from both the UK and Europe. First up is “European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories“, chaired by author Paul Gravett on 16th October. The talk probesContinue reading Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

Cover Reveal: Posy Simmonds’ new graphic novel, Cassandra Drake, out in November

Here’s the cover of Posy Simmonds‘ much-anticipated new graphic novel, coming out from Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels on 1st November 2018, titled Cassandra Drake. Comics guru Paul Gravett tells us he’s been lucky enough to read the first half and “I can assure you it’s been worth the wait,” he enthuses. Lucky man! Cassandra DarkeContinue reading Cover Reveal: Posy Simmonds’ new graphic novel, Cassandra Drake, out in November

The Secret Life of The Pencil

Cartoonists, writers all reveal “The Secret Life of the Pencil”

The Secret Life of The Pencil was published last week – a hardbound book of super-close-up photos of pencils! Before you start wondering if this is another example of University researchers getting money to engage in crazy studies, it’s not – it’s a wonderful  homage to the 500-year old drawing tool, and aims to emphasiseContinue reading Cartoonists, writers all reveal “The Secret Life of the Pencil”