A panel from "Spoofer McGraw" for the Sparky Book, 1972, drawn by Gordon Bell.

In Memoriam: Gordon Bell

We’re sorry to report the passing of another British comics great – comic artist Gordon Bell, whose work most recently appeared in DC Thomson’s Courier newspaper under the byline Fax, but who is fondly remembered by many for his work for The Beano (on strips such as “Pup Parade”) and Sparky (on “Spoofer McGraw”, one ofContinue reading In Memoriam: Gordon Bell

In Review: Classics from the Comics 172

There’s the usual great mix of strips from a variety of DC Thomson humour comics in the latest issue of Classics from the Comics, on sale in all good newsagents now. Favourites this time around have to be a 1977 episode of Spoofer McGraw, a teller of tall tales who regularly befuddled his duffel-coated mateContinue reading In Review: Classics from the Comics 172