A dramatic opening page of Thunderbirds art by Frank Bellamy from the 1960s comic TV Century 21 is currently on offer on the Heritage Auctions web site, with current bids at the $1400 mark. The page, which featured in Issue 146, published in 1967, finds things are not “FAB” for Brains, Virgil, and Scott on thisContinue reading Frank Bellamy’s Thunderbirds art at auction, Dave Gibbons “Watchmen”, too…
It’s been a busy week, and not just in terms of stories posted on downthetubes. Among other things, I’ve been to London (not for London Film and Comic Con, which looked incredible, but to discuss an exciting comics project at the British Library); got a sneak peek at the amazing The Spirit newspaper edited by SeanContinue reading That Was the Comic Week That Was: New Aces Weekly, Strontium Dog, Moomins – and a chance to get your work in 2000AD – and Mr Men!
Recognising the work of ground-breaking American comic creator Will Eisner, creator of “The Spirit”, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce not one but three celebratory projects to mark his incredible contribution to the development of the comics form – a competition of aspiring creators, a celebratory comics and an exciting exhibition for the Festival in OctoberContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival celebrates Will Eisner with competition, comic and exclusive exhibition
For most of us, the idea of a day chatting and hearing about comics has to be as close to a perfect way to spend an afternoon as we could get. In this event, Dundee University got it exactly right with its Comics, So What? event,organised in conjunction with London’s Cartoon Museum – andContinue reading Comics, So What? at Dundee University: A Good Day Had By All!
Concluding a month of shows about ‘Masters of American Comics’, Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of comics experts and historians about the 75th anniversary of Will Eisner’s seminal crime comic The Spirit. Will Eisner created the The Spirit in 1940. For twelve years, the original adventures of masked crime fighter Denny Colt appeared in newspapers and comicContinue reading Panel Borders: Celebrating Will Eisner’s “The Spirit”