Romeo - cover dated 12th September 1970 SNIP

British Girls Comics “Mystery Artists” Identified!

Several “Mystery Artists” who worked on DC Thomson girls comics for decades, largely uncredited, have been identified, thanks to information received from various sources, including former staff at the Dundee-based comics publisher. Author and artist David Roach is trying to identify the artists of a number of DC Thomson strips – a quest that inContinue reading British Girls Comics “Mystery Artists” Identified!

The Damian Darke story "A Friend in Need", from Debbie 271, featuring art now known to be by Argentinian artist Luis Garcia Duran © DC Thomson

Mystery Artist Quest: A “Spellbound” Artist Identified

Author and artist David Roach is trying to identify the artists of a number of DC Thomson strips – and his renewed quest, highlighted on downthetubes, is already paying off thanks to social media, and an Argentinian artist’s connections with the Dundee-based publisher have now been been confirmed by his daughter. Last night, David postedContinue reading Mystery Artist Quest: A “Spellbound” Artist Identified

Mystery DC Thomson Artists Montage 2019

British Comics Mystery Artists – can you help identify them? (Reprise)

Last Saturday’s Comic Jam Symposium at London’s Cartoon Museum really got comics artist and author David Roach fired up to try and identify some of the last unknown British comic artists that have been nagging away at him for yearsContinue reading British Comics Mystery Artists – can you help identify them? (Reprise)

Spellbound No. 1 SNIP

Is DCT Heritage Comics reviving “Spellbound”?

DC Thomson Media launched social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook for its DCT Heritage Comics imprint at the beginning of the month – and one classic comic getting attention on both services is the fondly-remembered 1970s girls title Spellbound.Continue reading Is DCT Heritage Comics reviving “Spellbound”?

Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics Opens In Dundee

Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics is a new exhibition at the University of Dundee, running until October 2017. The way that female characters have been portrayed in comics has changed considerably over the years. In Britain, comics aimed specifically at girls were hugely popular from the 1950s to the 1980s, but haveContinue reading Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics Opens In Dundee