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Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

Image via EBay Short-lived, like many of its brethren and certainly overlooked, Blast! had some worthwhile strip content and is certainly worth a revisit. Luke Williams delves into its pages… By the late 1980s, following the triple header of Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns and Maus, comics were becoming acceptable, even fashionable and “hip”. NotContinue reading Blast! An Early 1990s British News Stand Comics Casualty

Dan Butcher. Photo © Tony Esmond

In Review: London Super Comic Con 2017 

Tony Esmond reports on one of the most eagerly-anticipated comics events in Britain’s capital this year, focusing mainly on the independent titles and creators at the event… It has just been London Super Comic Con for 2017. Yesterday, I got home after a hot train journey carrying far too many, rubbish carrier bags on overly-packedContinue reading In Review: London Super Comic Con 2017 

On Safari in London (Safari Festival 2017, that is…)

I popped in to the Safari Festival in East London at the weekend, an annual independent comics event run by Breakdown Press. Held in the trendy sounding ‘Protein’ (actually just a glorified East End lock up) near to Shoreditch, it was great to see that it was absolutely packed with both creators and punters.  ThisContinue reading On Safari in London (Safari Festival 2017, that is…)

Good News Bible: The Complete Deadline Strips of Shaky Kane

Good News! The Good News Bible from Breakdown Press collects the complete Deadline strips of Shaky Kane

“Read any GOOD BOOKS lately, punk?” For the first time ever, Good News Bible: The Complete Deadline Strips of Shaky Kane , out in August from Breakdown Press, collects Shaky Kane‘s complete comic strips and illustrations from the ground-breaking British counter-culture magazine, Deadline, which between 1988 and 1995 spawned Jamie Hewlett’s Tank Girl and launched dozensContinue reading Good News! The Good News Bible from Breakdown Press collects the complete Deadline strips of Shaky Kane

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In Review: The Last Driver

Written by Chris Baker Art by Shaky Kane 56 pages – Full Colour Published by Dead Canary Comics “In a world riddled with death, despair and giant man-eating monsters, one man does his best to not let the apocalypse get him down! Meet Frank Sudden, a no-nonsense thrill seeker who’s just trying to enjoy life…Continue reading In Review: The Last Driver