Eagle Cutaways by Roy Cross recalled in Constant Scale magazine

The latest issue of Constant Scale, the journal of the Airfix Collectors Club, features an article by downthetubes contributor Jeremy Briggs about the 1950s and 1960s Eagle comic cutaways by artist Roy Cross, the Club’s Honorary President.Continue reading Eagle Cutaways by Roy Cross recalled in Constant Scale magazine

“Constant Scale” offers artist Roy Cross “Dogfight Doubles” guide

The latest issue of the Airfix Collectors’ Club magazine Constant Scale is out with an updated version of downthetubes contributor Jeremy Briggs article on Eagle/Swift artist Roy Cross’ Airfix “Dogfight Doubles” kit series getting the cover. The article originally featured on Steve Holland’s Bear Alley over five years ago, but Constant Scale editor Jeremy BrookContinue reading “Constant Scale” offers artist Roy Cross “Dogfight Doubles” guide

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Airfix artist Roy Cross “Swift” covers on eBay

Four lovely covers for Swift, the younger readers stablemate to Eagle, are currently on offer on eBay (at eye-watering prices). Published in 1962, they’re all by artist Roy Cross who’s perhaps best known for his work illustrating Airfix Model box art. Roy was a regular box top artist for some ten years during the 1960sContinue reading Airfix artist Roy Cross “Swift” covers on eBay

Artist Roy Cross Interviewed In RAF Museum Magazine

The second issue of RADAR, the RAF Museum’s quarterly magazine, is now available to read for free on the museum’s website and features an interview with Eagle and Swift artist Roy Cross. This interview ties in with Cross’ work for Airfix as the RAF Museum at Hendon is currently host to an exhibition celebrating theContinue reading Artist Roy Cross Interviewed In RAF Museum Magazine

Boys' World: Ticket to Adventure

Bear Alley Books releases Boys’ World: Ticket to Adventure

Bear Alley Books, run by ace comics archivist Steve Holland, is to publish a guide to the the seminal British comic Boys’ World on 9th September – and if you order before 2nd September you can get a 10 per cent discount on the cover price. Boys’ World is one of the most fondly rememberedContinue reading Bear Alley Books releases Boys’ World: Ticket to Adventure