Mum's Proper Cornish Pasty Recipe - art by Steve Whitaker

Cooking Up a Storm – Comics-Inspired Recipes and Books

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, and rumours of a new comic-inspired recipe book on its way from a couple of well-known British creators, I thought downthetubes readers might be interested in my own one-off excursion into an arena made popular by sites like Geeks Who Eat and others – and find out aboutContinue reading Cooking Up a Storm – Comics-Inspired Recipes and Books

New DCT Heritage Editor Gordon Tait (centre) with former Commando editors George Low and Calum Laird at Dundee University's DCCS, April 2018 (c) Jeremy Briggs

DC Thomson’s Heritage Brands Editor Gordon Tait Talks Buckets, War and Reprints

As the new Heritage Brands Editor at DC Thomson, replacing Kirsten Murray who inaugurated the role, Gordon Tait brings a great depth of knowledge and experience to the position that includes editorship of 104 issues of Commando a year plus the weekly “Broons” and “Oor Wullie” pages in the Sunday Post newspaper and the alternating biannualContinue reading DC Thomson’s Heritage Brands Editor Gordon Tait Talks Buckets, War and Reprints

Batman #1 SNIP

First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

There’s a treasure trove of comics and comic art on offer in the latest ComPal auction, including a coverless Batman #1, a first issue of DC Thomson’s long-running Commando comic, “Charley’s War” art by Joe Colquhoun and Dan Dare art by Don Harley. There are over 300 lots in the May catalogue, with many issuesContinue reading First issues of Batman and Commando on offer in latest Compal auction

ComPalcomics March 2018 Auction Hughlights

Latest ComPalcomics auction offers Beanos, Dandys galore – and Black Panther, Batman comics too!

The latest ComPalcomics auction (February/March 2018 catalogue) has just launched, and if you’re a fan of the Beano or Dandy, or after some classic US comics, then it’s well worth checking out. There’s some great art on offer too, including pages from “Charley’s War” from Battle and a stunning “Bionic Woman” page from Look-In byContinue reading Latest ComPalcomics auction offers Beanos, Dandys galore – and Black Panther, Batman comics too!

Daleks original artwork (1965) by Ron Turner for TV Century 21 No 51 SNIP

TV Century 21 Daleks art, Scottish First Minister’s charity comic donation!

The December Compal comic auction has just been launched and includes some great comics and art, including a page of “The Daleks” by Ron Turner for 1960s comic TV Century 21 – and an Oor Wullie original artwork for charity auction, donated by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. The lot comprises the artworkContinue reading TV Century 21 Daleks art, Scottish First Minister’s charity comic donation!