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When “Trigan Empire” almost went Hollywood

Richard Fleischer, son of animator/producer Max Fleischer, was an American film director known for such films as The Narrow Margin (1952), Fantastic Voyage (1966), Soylent Green (1973) and The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire… Wait, what? I know what you’re thinking… You’re kidding us, right? A leading Hollywood director somehow got hold ofContinue reading When “Trigan Empire” almost went Hollywood

Essential British Comics Reference: Bear Alley Books’ “Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine”

Online discussion about where a piece of art by the talented British comic artist Ron Embleton (TV Century 21, Look and Learn, Ranger, World of Wonder) might have been published prompted Bear Alley Books publisher Steve Holland to remind me about his excellent reference work, compiled with David Slinn – Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine. The huntContinue reading Essential British Comics Reference: Bear Alley Books’ “Ranger The National Boys’ Magazine”

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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

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In Praise of… Dan Dare and Trigan Empire Comic Artist and Illustrator Oliver Frey

Illustrator Oliver “Oli” Frey is well known for his work in many fields – as a book and magazine cover artist, and as a comics artist. Although he started his comics career in the 1960s on Fleetway’s War Picture Library, he’s perhaps best known for his work on “The Rise and Fall of the TriganContinue reading In Praise of… Dan Dare and Trigan Empire Comic Artist and Illustrator Oliver Frey

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A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum

Alan Russell visits London’s Cartoon Museum, revealing some of its treasures for British comic fans… I’ve been a comics fan since I was a young child back in the early 1970s. In those days of course, there were far fewer things to capture your attention. But if you had an imagination and had thrilled to images ofContinue reading A Box of Delights: London’s Cartoon Museum