Stirling Moss speeding on to the scene with the first copies of Speed

Comic Book Hero: Looking back on a time when celebrities courted comics, not the other way round!

In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children’s comics were a massive part of a young person’s life. Comic Book Hero by former comics editor Barrie Tomlinson – out on 1st September 2017 – tells the story behind the production of comics such as Tiger, Scream, Speed and many more  of the he worked on, and he’sContinue reading Comic Book Hero: Looking back on a time when celebrities courted comics, not the other way round!

Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain's Picture Strip Legends

First details of “Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain’s Picture Strip Legends” released

The first details of former Tiger and Roy of the Rovers editor Barrie Tomlinson‘s next book on British comics, Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain’s Picture Strip Legends, have been released. The book, published byPitch Publishing Ltd, goes on sale in September and looks to be a great follow up to his other recent work, Real RoyContinue reading First details of “Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain’s Picture Strip Legends” released

A page of "Billy's Boots" by John Gillatt from Lion and Tiger, 28th September 1985.

In Memoriam: “Billy’s Boots” and “Jet-Ace Logan” Comic Artist John Gillatt

Former Fleetway editor Barrie Tomlinson pays tribute to John Gillatt, the artist best known for his work on strips such as “Billy’s Boots”, “Black Archer” and “Jet-Ace Logan” (for Comet and Tiger), who we have just learned died in November… I was devastated to hear that my old friend John Gillatt had passed away inContinue reading In Memoriam: “Billy’s Boots” and “Jet-Ace Logan” Comic Artist John Gillatt

Veteran British comic artist John Gillatt with writer and editor Barrie Tomlinson, January 2014. Photo courtesy Barrie Tomlinson

Get Well Soon, Barrie Tomlinson!

  David McDonald from Hibernia Comics has Informed us that one time IPC Group Editor, Barrie Tomlinson has had a few health scares in the past few weeks. Barrie’s name will be very familiar to some but to others it maybe not so. As well as helping David with his Comic Archives at Hibernia, he’sContinue reading Get Well Soon, Barrie Tomlinson!