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In Memoriam: 2000AD Comics Letterer Ellie deVille

We’re very sorry to report the death of prolific comics letterer Ellie deVille, best known for her work on many strips for 2000AD, but whose many credits included Judge Dredd Megazine, Sonic the Comic and more. Ellie, who was taken suddenly, a victim to pancreatic cancer, died early on Christmas Eve. Her friend, Jenny Wackett, […]

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In Memoriam: 2000AD and Sonic the Comic Artist Nigel Dobbyn

I’m very saddened to report the sudden passing of 2000AD and Sonic the Comic artist Nigel Dobbyn, a comic creator whose work I very much admired. He was just 56. Via fellow artist Nigel Kitching, Nigel’s wife, Sue, tells us he had been happy and feeling well – but died of a sudden heart attack, […]

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Sonic the Comic, 25 Years On – celebratory gathering in Manchester in June

Sonic the Comic is celebrating being 25 years young this year with a one-day convention / gathering in Manchester on the 3rd June 2018, organised by the team behind much-loved title’s unofficial continuation online. STC (as it’s usually known) was launched on 29th May 1993 and ran for nearly a decade and a very creditable […]

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Sonic the Hedgehog returns to comics, but what are the chances of a British title, too?

With the news that SEGA of America and Paramount have dated the release of the first Sonic the Hedgehog feature film for November 2019, we’re wondering if we might see the character return to British comics. The character once enjoyed a lively history – not least in the UK, where Sonic the Comic once ruled newsagents […]

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2000AD artist Mick McMahon announced as first UK guest for Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its first major British guest for the 2016 Festival weekend is Mick McMahon, who, while perhaps best known for his work for the top weekly SF comic 2000AD, also drew The Last American and Batman Black and White. Mick McMahon, whose highly-regarded work has influenced many comic artists, became a regular contributor to […]

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Egmont scoops Sonic the Hedgehog publishing rights

Egmont UK will launch an All About Sonic the Hedgehog magazine next month and a range of books in May 2014, aimed at children 6-10 years olds, after securing publishing rights for SEGA’s top games character. The new title includes comic strip previously published in the US. Fleetway Editions previously published the best-selling fortnightly Sonic […]