Petition calls for arts funding support for British Comics on a par with Opera

The UK has a long tradition of making good comic books. Yet since the 1980s, sales of comics in newsagents, while still stronger than some magazine sectors, have declined drastically. Comic creator Sean Michael Wilson – author of the upcoming graphic novel The Many Not the Few with artist Robert Brown, introduced by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, is calling for better funding support for comic art projects to encourage creators.Continue reading Petition calls for arts funding support for British Comics on a par with Opera

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Sneak Peek: Breaking the 10 Volume Two by Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa

The second volume of Breaking the 10 by Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa debuts in February 2018, published by NBM. When David loses his wife and child in a tragic car accident he decides to turn against God. He sets out to systematically break each of the Ten Commandments in order to both spiteContinue reading Sneak Peek: Breaking the 10 Volume Two by Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa

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Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa out to Challenge with “Breaking The Ten”

Out today from US publisher NBM in all good comic and books shops if Breaking the Ten, the first of a two-volume story by Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa. In troubling times, some people find comfort in religion. But sometimes, it can cause people to turn on it entirely – and Sean Michael Wilson examinesContinue reading Sean Michael Wilson and Michiru Morikawa out to Challenge with “Breaking The Ten”

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Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Three)

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comic creator and reader Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics…  This is the third and final part of Andy’s celebration ofContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Three)

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Delight For Brits nominated for Eisner Awards

The list of nominees for this year’s Eisner Awards has been announced and includes a number of British creators – and a nomination for the anthology 24 By 7, edited by Dan Berry and published by Fanfare, featuring strips created during the Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s 24 Hour Comics Marathon in 2014. “Hand Me Down,” byContinue reading Delight For Brits nominated for Eisner Awards