Commando No 4950 – Master Spy

DC Thomson advertises “Heritage Brands” editor, could classic collections be in the works?

Dundee-based comics publisher, whose current titles include The Beano but has a massive comics archive encompassing boys and girls comics dating back to the 1920s, has re-advertised the role of a “Heritage Brands” editor, which includes editing Commando, a post has been vacant for some time after the departure of Calum Laird. The deadline for applicationsContinue reading DC Thomson advertises “Heritage Brands” editor, could classic collections be in the works?

Tim Quinn: The Ups and Downs of A Comics Editor

ARGH! Comics Need You! Or Rather, Bay TV Liverpool Need You For a TV Show About Comics…

Can you laugh out loud while someone drones on for hours and hours about bloomin’ comic books? If so, Bay TV Liverpool want you to be part of the audience at Liverpool’s Central Library on Saturday 30th January 2016. You will witness the complete history of comic books, from the very first cave wall drawing up to theContinue reading ARGH! Comics Need You! Or Rather, Bay TV Liverpool Need You For a TV Show About Comics…

Marvel UK character Digitek, re-imagined by Marc Olivent

Unexpected Delights from a British Comics Meme

So on Monday morning, Christopher Muscat, one of the team who run the highly-regarded Malta Comic Convention, involved me in a comics meme… Which led to some great artists drawing new versions of some wonderful, if obscure, British comic characters. As you’ll see from Christopher’s original public post, the idea of the meme is to fillContinue reading Unexpected Delights from a British Comics Meme

DC Thomson’s “Invisible Dick” revived (no tittering at the back!)

  Two of Scotland’s top comic creators have revived DC Thomson’s classic character “Invisible Dick” whose adventures, when a name like that was more innocent and not, perhaps, considered hilarious, appeared in a number of titles across several decades, including the 1960s and 70s title Sparky. The revamped character – one of a number ofContinue reading DC Thomson’s “Invisible Dick” revived (no tittering at the back!)

Former Beano editor Euan Kerr and Jim Petrie , the artist who drew the Beano character Minnie the Minx for 40 years before announcing his retirement on Monday 8th January 2001. Euan seen here presenting Mr Petrie with champagne and a retirement cake that day. Image courtesy DC Thomson

In Memoriam: “Minnie the Minx” artist Jim Petrie

    (Updated 29/8/14 to include tribute from Mike Stirling) We’re sorry to report the passing of artist Jim Petrie, an artist perhaps best known for his work on The Beano‘s “Minnie the Minx”, a strip he took over from original artist Leo Baxendale in 1961 and drew for 2000 issues before his retirement inContinue reading In Memoriam: “Minnie the Minx” artist Jim Petrie