Eagle Sporting Personalities by Ross - Rom Smith - Eagle 22 September 1950

When Ron Smith drew for Eagle

2000AD and DC Thomson artist Ron Smith may not have been a name immediately associated with the original Eagle comic, best known for “Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future” – created by Frank Hampson and his team – “Riders of the Range”, “Luck of the Legion” and many more incredible strips. But in fact, RonContinue reading When Ron Smith drew for Eagle

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Ron Smith – A Personal Tribute by Colin Noble

My appreciation of comic artist Ron Smith, who died earlier this week, is lifelong. His passing is a great loss to the British comics industry, and our community… On the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd October 1974, I was feeling a bit sorry for myself.  I had been off school for six weeks and I was boredContinue reading Ron Smith – A Personal Tribute by Colin Noble

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In Memoriam: 2000AD, comic creators and fans pay tribute to artist Ron Smith

British comic creators, publishers and fans have paid tribute to Judge Dredd artist and former Spitfire pilot Ron Smith, who passed away aged 90 early yesterday, after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Ron began his long and much-admired creative career in animation at Gaumont British Animation after World War Two, before moving into comics forContinue reading In Memoriam: 2000AD, comic creators and fans pay tribute to artist Ron Smith

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How Commando publisher DC Thomson pioneered wartime family drama in comics

Long before “Charley’s War” in Battle, and the latest Commando mini-series, “The Weekes’ War” Dundee-based comics publisher DC Thomson pioneered the idea of seeing war through the eyes of different members of the same family in comics – all serving simultaneously on different fronts, including a sister on the Home Front. “The Heroes of Paradise Rd.” ranContinue reading How Commando publisher DC Thomson pioneered wartime family drama in comics

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Wildcat, one of Fleetway’s last boy’s adventure comics, to be collected

Rebellion are to publish a collection of strips from Wildcat, Fleetway’s short-lived, last real attempt at a fortnightly boy’s adventure comic, launched in 1988. There’s also a mention on Amazon for another Jinty collection, Fran from the Floods. Published by Fleetway between October 1988 and March 1989 (with a free Wildcat mini-comic given away with 2000AD,Continue reading Wildcat, one of Fleetway’s last boy’s adventure comics, to be collected