The latest sales figures for some comics and children’s magazines available on the UK news stand for the second half of 2017 have just been published by the Audit Bureau of … Continue Reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (July – December 2017): Good news for Beano, bad for TOXIC
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its latest patron is cartoonist Zoom Rockman, who sprang to comics fame at a young age with his work for the humour weekly, Beano. Zoom Rockman … Continue Reading Zoom Rockman announced as latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival patron
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 … Continue Reading That Was the Comic Week That Was: 2000AD “Ultimate” launch, the perils of polybagged comics and the passing of a girls comic pioneer
The latest sales figures for comics available on the UK new stand might on first sight make for depressing reading for both publishers and readers alike (the latter fearing for … Continue Reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2017): Publishers bullish, MEGA and LEGO titles on the rise
The state of British comics – and exactly what people mean by the “British comics industry” came into focus in a couple of threads on social media over the weekend, … Continue Reading The British Comics Industry – Still in Decline or On the Up?
British newspaper The Indpendent has published an upbeat article on modern British comics such as The Phoenix, which includes comments from Lew Stringer, Jamie Smart and Phoenix editor Tom Fickling. Written by David … Continue Reading The Independent celebrates modern British comics, offers Phoenix subscriber deal, UK news stand distribution costs revealed
How can we not lead our regular British creator and publisher-skewed new comics line-up without a heads up, once again, for the 2000AD Christmas Special? Colin Noble has already sang … Continue Reading Something For the Weekend: Christmas Dredd, but Hook Jaw Delayed! New Comics On Sale (w/c 12th December 2016)
John Patrick Reynolds has just released another of his fab limited edition Beano screenprints, this time featuring Dennis the Menace’s faithful dog Gnasher and his son, Gnipper. Both dogs are … Continue Reading Gnasher and Gnipper – Bored Teenagers? New screenprint on sale now
(With thanks to Lew Stringer for the heads up): Hot on the heels of this week’s Beano revamp, look out in your local WHSmith not just for the 2017 Beano … Continue Reading Coming soon: Beano Christmas Special, annual available
When it comes to declining newspaper, comic and magazine sales, one major issue seems to get scant attention in any of the publishing trade journals I read – the way … Continue Reading The Rotten State of Newsagents – Is it any Wonder Publishers Are Pushing Digital?