Carl Giles at work in his garden in 1945, filmed by British Pathé

WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

British Pathé has posted a short film about Carl Giles, one of Britain’s most-loved newspaper cartoonists, at work in 1945. At this point, Giles was working for Express Newspapers, but some of the very best of the cartoons he produced between 1939 and 1945, many created for Reynold’s News were brought together in 2017 inContinue reading WebFind: The Legendary Daily Express cartoonist Giles at work – in 1945

New Fun Comics #1, published in 1935.

Exploring the Secret History of Ben Day Dots in US Comic Books

Over on the terrific Legion of Andy web site the in part anonymous site runner has been publishing a series of articles on what might seem a pretty dry subject – the Ben-Day dots printing process, used to colour comics for many years in the US in the past. Named after illustrator and printer BenjaminContinue reading Exploring the Secret History of Ben Day Dots in US Comic Books

Whaam! : The Aeronautical Perspective

Roy Lichtenstein. The art world may love him but to comics fans he is a copyist, modifying others’ work and then passing it off as his own. From that perspective, his most infamous work is 1963’s ‘Whaam!’ based in the main on two panels of war comic artwork from DC Comics’ All American Men Of War. TheContinue reading Whaam! : The Aeronautical Perspective

BBC4 Goes Pop Graphic by John Riordan

BBC4 celebrates Pop Art in August

This August, BBC Four leads a week-long celebration of Pop Art, with programmes across BBC Four, Radio and Online – and award-winning London-based comics artist and illustrator John Riordan has provided the promotional comic strip to mark the event. John, who likes “cats, mustard and Mayans” won an Association of Illustrators award for his project Capital City inContinue reading BBC4 celebrates Pop Art in August

‘Whaat’ by Dave Gibbons, after Irv Norvick

Image Duplicator exhibition opens this week at Orbital Comics

Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein currently has a show on at the Tate Modern. While the public is intimately familiar with his work, what they may be unaware of is that many of his images were directly “appropriated” from comic artists like Irv Novick, Russ Heath, Jack Kirby, John Romita and Joe Kubert, who received noContinue reading Image Duplicator exhibition opens this week at Orbital Comics