Comics Artist artist John Marshall

Creating Comics: An Interview with Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall

Joe O’Brien recently tracked down elusive The Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall (John Williams), who now lives in Suffolk, and interviewed him for his brilliant The Art of The Real Ghostbusters web site. With Joe’s permission, we’re re-posting the feature here, re-visiting the creation of one of Marvel UK’s best-selling titles back in the 1980sContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall

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Remembering Robert Sutherland: An Appreciation by Jenny O’Connor

Former Marvel UK staff and the present team at Redan Publishing were all saddened by the news of the death of Robert Sutherland, whose passing was announced last week. Here, Redan’s Editorial Director Jenny O’Connor, who knew Robert for almost 40 years, pays tribute to the man who did much behind the scenes to shapeContinue reading Remembering Robert Sutherland: An Appreciation by Jenny O’Connor

In Memoriam: Comics Letterer Albert Deschesne

We’re sorry to report the passing of comics letterer, colourist and inker Albert Deschesne, whose numerous credits include District X, Nova and Tim Perkins’ Worlds End graphic novel; remembered here by Comicraft’s Richard Starkings… Albert Deschesne, who had lettered for Comicraft for some 23 of our 25 years, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Albert was renownedContinue reading In Memoriam: Comics Letterer Albert Deschesne

Remembering Marvel UK’s The Real Ghostbusters: An Interview with artist Brian Williamson¬†

One of the first comics I wrote for on a regular basis, thanks to faith in me from launch editor Richard Starkings, was Marvel UK’s The Real Ghostbusters. Well, there’s now a fan site dedicated to the title – The Art of Real Ghostbusters – run by comic collector Joe O’Brien, who has kindly givenContinue reading Remembering Marvel UK’s The Real Ghostbusters: An Interview with artist Brian Williamson¬†

Combat Colin - 30 Yampy Years

Happy 30th Birthday, Combat Colin!

Huge congratulations to longtime British comics creator Lew Stringer this morning, whose much-loved clumsy combat hero Combat Colin celebrates 30 years of publication. The first Combat Colin strip appeared in print in Marvel UK’s Action Force Issue 5, published on 28th March 1987 (cover dated 4th April), and has since featured in numerous publications downContinue reading Happy 30th Birthday, Combat Colin!