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A Comics Curiosity: The 1990s British “Smurfs Comic”

With a major exhibition dedicated to Peyo‘s The Smurfs part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, running into November in Kendal, what better time to step back to the 1990s, when Maida Vale-based DeVere Entertainment published a British Smurfs comic? The Smurfs story began in October 1958, in the pages of the BelgianContinue reading A Comics Curiosity: The 1990s British “Smurfs Comic”

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Harrier Comics revival abandoned?

There was a uproar from several creators when downthetubes reported Canadian-based publisher CPEG had announced reprints of some of independent British publisher Harrier Comics 1980s titles back in 2017 – and it seems the project is now in limbo.Continue reading Harrier Comics revival abandoned?

Harrier Comics revival continues at CEPG, 1980s strips revived for the 21st Century, tentative schedule revealed

Denver-based publisher CEPG is continuing to roll out new editions of some of the 1980s Harrier Comics titles that offered many now well-established ¬†creators one of their first entry points into publishing thanks to publisher Martin Lock. CEPG’s publisher Mike Rickaby struck a deal with Martin to republish titles such as Avalon and Swiftsure lastContinue reading Harrier Comics revival continues at CEPG, 1980s strips revived for the 21st Century, tentative schedule revealed