The British comics community was stunned by the news of the passing of award-winning comic creator Terry Wiley, a key figure of the independent scene for decades, after a long battle with cancer. He was 56. Here, Jay Eales, Selina Lock and others pay tribute to this singular talent… On the Toon with Terry WileyContinue reading In Memoriam: Terry Wiley – a tribute by Jay Eales, Selina Lock and other friends
Launched at the weekend in Leicester, Do Something is a zine of powerful, thought-provoking short stories, illustrations, strips and poetry that came about as a result of the EU Referendum and the rise in hate crime that followed. Published by Factor Fiction, edited by Jay Eales and Selina Lock, comic creators involved include Mike Carey,Continue reading “Do Something” anthology launched in aid of Hope Not Hate
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 second part of Andy’s celebration of those smallContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)
Another anthology comic commemorating the World War One is in the works as the 100th anniversary of the war’s beginning looms. Like several other projects such as To End All Wars and Indian publisher Campfire’s stunning-looking World War One graphic novel, written by Britain’s Alan Cowsill (out next week in the UK), Memorial – The GreatContinue reading Memorial – The Great War Centennial Anthology in the works
A quick reminder that the MKomix Comic Fair organised by comic creator Paul Rainey takes place this Thursday (19th July) in the Milton Keynes Art Gallery. Full details of the event, which reads like a Who’s Who of some top British indie comics creators, can be found www.MKomix.blogspot.com and include the following: • Avery HillContinue reading MKomix Fair: comic creators in abundance!