Pedantic Stan, The Comics Fan by John Freeman and Lew Stringer

Pedantic Stan, The Comic Fan, returns in new collection from Lew Stringer, in time for London Film and Comic Con

Back in the days of the British comics fandom of the 1980s, when our community was very different and far less diverse than it thankfully is today, Lew Stringer and I created Pedantic Stan, The Comics Fan – and Lew has collected all the strips into a new collection on sale this weekend at LondonContinue reading Pedantic Stan, The Comic Fan, returns in new collection from Lew Stringer, in time for London Film and Comic Con

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Classic UK Comic Zines Site adds rare 1970s conventions booklets to growing archive

British comics archivist, and former Fine Art and Graphic Design teacher David Hathaway-Price has been busy adding some gems of British comic fan history to his incredible Classic UK Comic Zines site, which is now located here. Two additions feature early work by a slew of famous 2000AD contributors, edited by Dez Skinn and NickContinue reading Classic UK Comic Zines Site adds rare 1970s conventions booklets to growing archive

WebFinds: Looking back on Speakeasy, a comics magazine that crashed and burned

(Updated on learning of Natasha’s passing in 2012): Tim Pilcher’s reminiscences of his experiences at Vertigo UK, recounted in the recently-released, Kickstarter-funded Comic Book Babylon (current stockists below), reminded me of another aspect of 1980s comic publishing – Speakeasy, a title that rose, crashed and burned which, to an outsider at the time, seemed a terribleContinue reading WebFinds: Looking back on Speakeasy, a comics magazine that crashed and burned