Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction

Quite by chance, I came across an interesting auction of Original Comic Art on Catwiki which ends tomorrow but includes a few items by British creators and a huge range of art by some well known European artists, including an “Axa” strip by Enrique Badia Romero and a “Robot Archie” page by Ted Kearon, from Lion.Continue reading Axa, Robot Archie, Sanjulian art and more up for auction

Archie - De terugkeer van Kruls. Via Lambiek

Robot Archie’s Dutch Adventures as “Der Man van Staal”

Robot Archie – now owned by Rebellion – is an iconic character that must surely be in the running for collection next year, but did you know he was possibly as popular in Holland as he was here, and like Janus Stark, new stories were created for overseas publication? Robot Archie (initially known as “TheContinue reading Robot Archie’s Dutch Adventures as “Der Man van Staal”

A panel from "Robot Archie" in Lion. If you look closely, in the bottom right hand corner artist Ted Kearon has managed to sneak his name in! This is from the issue cover dated 15th July 1967. With thanks to Bambos Georgiou

Why Rebellion’s acquisition of IPC’s “classic comics” is great news for fans

David McDonald of Hibernia Comics, publishers of a number of limited edition collections and Archive books, assesses the impact Rebellion’s purchase of the IPC comics archive from TI Media and what it may mean for fans of British comics… The news last week that 2000AD publisher Rebellion bought all of the pre-1969 Amalgamated Press/IPC propertiesContinue reading Why Rebellion’s acquisition of IPC’s “classic comics” is great news for fans

Robot Archie / Lion original cover artwork (1965) by Ted Kearon from Lion 15 May 1965 The title headers are publisher's photocopies (to save them being drawn every week) Indian ink on board,

British Comic Heroes under one roof! Rebellion snaps up TI Media’s classic comics catalogue

2000AD publishers Rebellion have acquired all the comic titles owned by TI Media, reuniting publications dating back to Comic Cuts with the titles they¬†purchased from Egmont in 2016. This means virtually every classic British comic title published out of London over the last one hundred years is now owned by Rebellion. The deal does notContinue reading British Comic Heroes under one roof! Rebellion snaps up TI Media’s classic comics catalogue

A modern take on the Steel Claw by Martin Baines, for an abandoned mobile comics project

TimeUK up for sale, but does that include its massive comics and comic character library?

Reuters reported on Friday that US Magazine publisher Time Inc says its is looking to sell several assets, including Time Inc UK, Time Customer Service and a majority stake in the Essence magazine. The sale processes – in response to magazine circulation and advertising revenue falls – were at various stages and the company hasContinue reading TimeUK up for sale, but does that include its massive comics and comic character library?