Fish and chips were to the flagship character from The Victor comic what bamboo shoots are to panda bears.

Alf Tupper, you’ve gone and made me want My Supper!

Screen printer John Patrick Reynolds has some great images on offer from a variety of DC Thomson comic titles, including The Beano, The Dandy and Commando – but we thought we’d highlight his Alf Tupper prints, simply because they’ve left us hankering for fish and chips and it’s almost tea time! Known affectionately as “TheContinue reading Alf Tupper, you’ve gone and made me want My Supper!

Roy Of The Rovers

When Saturday Comes: Comic Sporting Heroes of Yesteryear

While attending the inaugural Capital Sci-Fi Con at Meadowbank earlier this year, I got to see James “Safest Hands in Soccer” McCulloch, the author of City of Lost Souls  being ambushed by John “Ball of Fire” Ferguson of DiamondSteel Comics as John is the driving force behind the Scotland Comic Creators Football Club (and yes,Continue reading When Saturday Comes: Comic Sporting Heroes of Yesteryear

Hotspur Issue 856: King Cobra

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part Three. The Hotspur Mark II 1970 to 1980

My first article regarding the work of Ron Smith acted as a introduction, to remind us how great this veteran artist, now retired, has been over the course of his career. The second article demonstrates how I am beginning to review Ron’s career in greater depth with a fairly complete listing of Ron’s work for The HotspurContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part Three. The Hotspur Mark II 1970 to 1980

The Hotspur 209 "The Battle of Breeds Hill"

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part Two – The Hotspur Mark II 1959 to 1969

My first article regarding the work of Ron Smith acted as a introduction, to remind us how great this veteran artist, now retired, has been over the course of his career. This next pair of articles will focus on one aspect of Ron’s work: the art that he created for The Hotspur. This was a weekly anthology comic firstContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part Two – The Hotspur Mark II 1959 to 1969

The Beezer Issue 52: Lone Wolfe - Rodeo Story

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part One

As a comic fan of long standing, one of my real pleasures is identifying and applauding some of the artists that I feel never got the appreciation that they so richly deserved. But I have found that even with the artists who are well known, such as veteran comic artist Ron Smith, perhaps best knownContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part One