Elmsworld by Steve MacManus. Cover photo of Susan by Steve Cook. Font used by kind permission of Rian Hughes, book design by Ryan Gale

School Daze at Dartington Hall: An Interview with Former Tharg, Steve MacManus

Steve MacManus began his career in 1973 as a sub-editor on the weekly comic Valiant, published by Fleetway Publications. He went on to work on Battle Picture Weekly and Action, before moving to 2000AD, which he edited from 1979 to 1987. Subsequently, he sought to establish a market aimed at older readers, launching the titles Crisis, Revolver and the Judge Dredd Megazine in quick succession.Continue reading School Daze at Dartington Hall: An Interview with Former Tharg, Steve MacManus

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Ron Smith – A Personal Tribute by Colin Noble

My appreciation of comic artist Ron Smith, who died earlier this week, is lifelong. His passing is a great loss to the British comics industry, and our community… On the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd October 1974, I was feeling a bit sorry for myself.  I had been off school for six weeks and I was boredContinue reading Ron Smith – A Personal Tribute by Colin Noble

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

Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

There’s a slightly different episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast on offer this week as the team take an episode off. In place of their usual format, you get the opportunity to listen to a recording of the  “Meet The Mighty One: A Celebration of 2000AD” panel recorded at this year’s Festival.Continue reading Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

That Was the Comic Week That Was: 2000AD “Ultimate” launch, the perils of polybagged comics and the passing of a girls comic pioneer

A little later than planned, here are some items you may have missed on our site and beyond last week. Just in case you missed some of our British comics coverage… • Our most popular item last week was without doubt discussion about British Comics sales, although news of the launch of 2000AD: The UltimateContinue reading That Was the Comic Week That Was: 2000AD “Ultimate” launch, the perils of polybagged comics and the passing of a girls comic pioneer