Comics That Never Were: Bob Lubbers “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”

Here’s an incredible “what might have been” item from American newspaper strip history. This is the original art by the brilliant artist Bob Lubbers, for a tryout Sunday comic strip, “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”, recently offered by Heritage Auctions. Designed specifically to look like other strips on the market of the time such as “PrinceContinue reading Comics That Never Were: Bob Lubbers “Kemi of Ancient Egypt”

Edmond E. Good’s Knight Masters(Date Unknown)

Roads Not Taken: Edmond E. Good’s “Knight Masters”

Canadian illustrator, writer and co-author of more than a dozen comics Edmond Elbridge Good (1st July 1910 – 22nd September 1991) created the Rex Baxter feature for Bell Publishing in 1942 and drew the Scorchy Smith strip (taking over from Frank Robbins in 1944) and Tarzan for United Feature Syndicate. He also helped to introduceContinue reading Roads Not Taken: Edmond E. Good’s “Knight Masters”

Edgar Rice Burroughs' 100 Year Art Chronology

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology Kickstarter smashes target in days

Easily reaching its target ahead of the closing date, an officially authorised Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology – project looks simply wonderful. Funding will see the publication of a four-volume collection of illustrations from Burroughs’ US publications, spanning some 1200 pages, including art from UK-published titles. Be warned though, the set isn’t cheap – Chenault & Gray Publishing, theContinue reading Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology Kickstarter smashes target in days

Colour work for the Tarzan animated film by John Watkiss

In Praise Of… Artist John Watkiss

“Painting and art for me is a means of showing the world a vision which  I have seen with my mind not with my eyes – which I use merely as a means of perception. I call this ‘Mindsight’. – John Watkiss John Watkiss – considered by the comics community as very much an “artist’s artist”Continue reading In Praise Of… Artist John Watkiss

Comics Revue Issue 365-366 (Double Issue) - Cover

In Review: Comics Revue Issue 365 – 366

Title: Comics Revue Issue Number: 365 – 366 (October – November 2016) Complete Stories: Flash Gordon, Rick O’Shay, Sir Bagby and Krazy Kat Continued Comics Series: Modesty Blaise, The Phantom (Daily Strip & Sunday Strip), Flash Gordon, Steve Roper, Rick O’Shay, Tarzan, Alley OOP, Steve Canyon, Buz Sawyer and Gasoline Alley Publisher: Manuscript Press CoverContinue reading In Review: Comics Revue Issue 365 – 366