Storm promotional art by Don Lawrence - 1998

In the Spotlight: “Storm” by Martin Lodewijk and Don Lawrence

With Rebellion‘s welcome announcement of mass-market Trigan Empire collections, launching next year, it’s perhaps no surprise that some fans of artist Don Lawrence are also wondering if this might also pave the way for a similar release for the science fantasy Storm, a strip the British artist worked on for 22 years. Following his departureContinue reading In the Spotlight: “Storm” by Martin Lodewijk and Don Lawrence

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Fearless and Fantastic! exhibition continues at London’s Orbital Comics

Running until the end of March, London’s Orbital Comics is hosting an exhibition of pages from publisher DK’s latest title Fearless and Fantastic! — a who’s-who of female Marvel superhero character profiles. This collection profiles dozens of aspirational female comic-book characters, all of whom use their strength, intelligence and courage to help others. Fierce fan-favouritesContinue reading Fearless and Fantastic! exhibition continues at London’s Orbital Comics

"Jasmin, The Little Japanese Princess" (Nahomi) by Crisse and Bom

In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

Over on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf has highlighted the inclusion of a strip from Le Lombard‘s Franco-Belgian Tintin comic magazine in a short-lived Marvel UK comic. It’s an example of European reprint by the company, better known for re-publishing Marvel superhero strips, as well as its hugely successful titles suchContinue reading In the Spotlight: Marvel UK’s European Comic Reprints

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Book Palace announces Illustrators magazine special devoted to Trigan Empire, Storm artist Don Lawrence

Book Palace Books is to publish a special issue of Illustrators magazine devoted to Trigan Empire and Storm artist Don Lawrence, offering a comprehensive look at this incredible comic artist’s career. Don, who died in 2003, is best known for his comic strips “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire” published in the weekly titlesContinue reading Book Palace announces Illustrators magazine special devoted to Trigan Empire, Storm artist Don Lawrence

Artist Don Lawrence

In Memoriam: Don Lawrence

Just days after receiving word of an appeal for original The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire art comes the sad announcement of the death of its creator, Don Lawrence. His official web site reports the talented comics artist and writer died on 29th December from pneumonia, in a hospital near his hometown ofContinue reading In Memoriam: Don Lawrence