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In Review and In Pictures: Lancaster Comics Day 2017

Lancaster Comics Day started in 2015 and has been running every year since. A small, friendly event, it has built up a good reputation in the comics community and is providing an appealing alternative to some of the larger, less personal comic cons held in many of the bigger cities. The list of guests thisContinue reading In Review and In Pictures: Lancaster Comics Day 2017

The Marvel UK Bullpen, mid-1993. Pictured here are Andrw Currie, Andy Lanning, Bryan Hitch, Martin Griffiths and Liam Sharp. Colourist and artist Steve Whitaker was also a regular in the basement, as was Edmund Perryman, among others

Tube Surfing: Marvel UK Memories, Alan Moore, Gene Ha – and Captain Pugwash!

Here’s a quick round up of comics-related news items, recalling Marvel UK, Alan Moore‘s partnership with Gene Ha on Top 10, a look at some gorgeous Doctor Who art and more… • The brainchild of Melvyn Bragg, Opening Shot was an arts programme for Channel 4. One episode, first broadcast 10th August 1993 and foundContinue reading Tube Surfing: Marvel UK Memories, Alan Moore, Gene Ha – and Captain Pugwash!

Lancaster Comics Day 2017 SNIP

Can Your Hear Me, Mother? I’m on the Radio This Week

Thanks to David Chandler, you’ll hear me plugging Lancaster Comics Day (and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival) on this week’s “Friday Night Three” show airing on Beyond Radio (7 – 9.00pm, 103.5FM across Lancaster and Morecambe and also online). It turns out David apparently in part owes living in Lancaster down to an editorialContinue reading Can Your Hear Me, Mother? I’m on the Radio This Week

Lancaster Comics Day 2017 Poster SNIP

Lancaster Comics Day 2017: Full Line Up Announced (it will be more than a Roy of the Rovers moment!)

This year’s Lancaster Comics Day will be bringing some “Roy of the Rovers” moments to Lancaster in June, when special comic guests artist David Sque and writer and editor Barrie Tomlinson recall their time working on Britain’s best-loved and most iconic comic football hero. Both creators have rarely appeared at comics events, so the FriendsContinue reading Lancaster Comics Day 2017: Full Line Up Announced (it will be more than a Roy of the Rovers moment!)

Richard with a copy of his limited edition ‘Mutual Respect’ print, released in 2010, based on a photo taken by John Varley at the Estadio Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico on 7th June 1970. It shows Bobby Moore and Pele swapping shirts following England’s Group C defeat at the hands of Brazil. Quoted as being Bobby Moore’s ‘favourite photo’, the then world champions were effectively handing over the baton of world supremacy to champions-elect and the world’s greatest-ever player.

Doctor Who and Road to Perdition artist Richard Piers Rayner to make rare convention appearance for Lancaster Comics Day 2017

Making a rare convention appearance at Lancaster Comics Day on 11th June 2017will be the Doctor Who, Hellblazer and Road to Perdition artist Richard Piers Rayner. His appearance is something of a coup, as Richard has only appeared at perhaps as many as three comic conventions in the last twenty years. Richard began his professional comic career in 1988, drawing for DC Comics andContinue reading Doctor Who and Road to Perdition artist Richard Piers Rayner to make rare convention appearance for Lancaster Comics Day 2017