Asterix vs Tintin Promotional Art

Asterix and Tintin head for a clash of the Toon Titans at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, in partnership with Lancaster University, has announced further details of this year’s Festival Weekend Opening Night event on Friday 14th October – “Clash of the Toon Titans“, a battle between comic superstars Asterix and Tintin for the hearts and minds of attending comic fans. The Opening Night will also includeContinue reading Asterix and Tintin head for a clash of the Toon Titans at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The first issue of Boy's World

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Seven

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Here, Roger recalls trouble at the top for ‘The Management”, the debut of Boys’ World – andContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Seven

Remember Trigan Empire? Cartoon Museum Seeks Your Comments

The late 1930s… and in Florida’s swamps, a UFO crashes, the men on board all dead, but with a collection of books that, eventually translated, reveal the chronicles of the Trigan Empire. First appearing in Ranger “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire” was introduced to the readers of “the magazine for boys”, writtenContinue reading Remember Trigan Empire? Cartoon Museum Seeks Your Comments

Ranger Book Available From Bear Alley Books

The Rise And Fall Of The Trigan Empire is rightly considered one of the best British comic strips of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Written by Mike Butterworth and initially illustrated by Don Lawrence, it ran in Look and Learn magazine from 1966 until the magazine folded in 1982 yet while many people areContinue reading Ranger Book Available From Bear Alley Books