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Comic Creator Spotlight: “Skid Solo” artist John Vernon

As it’s a Formula 1 weekend, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf is marking the event on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog with a look back at an earlier era of motor-racing with this oddity – “The Champions” – a tie-in comic with Matchbox toys sponsorship of motor racing legend, John Surtees and Team Surtees, in the early 1970s, featuring art by “Skid Solo” artist John Vernon

In Pictures: Treasury of British Comics Exhibition – Orbital Comics, London

Here’s a few snaps from the Treasury of British Comics exhibition currently on at Orbital Comics in central London. The art is being exhibited courtesy of 2000AD publisher Rebellion Publishing in a celebration of their imprint, The Treasury of British Comics. Rebellion have been lovingly… Read More ›

“Charley’s War” auctioned art defies estimates, sells for over £1000

“Charley’s War” artwork does not come onto the market very often and Pat Mills stories of World War One’s Charley Bourne, brilliantly illustrated by Joe Colquhoun, first published in Battle Picture Weekly, have legions of admirers, so it’s no surprise… Read More ›

First details of “Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain’s Picture Strip Legends” released

The first details of former Tiger and Roy of the Rovers editor Barrie Tomlinson‘s next book on British comics, Comic Book Hero: Working with Britain’s Picture Strip Legends, have been released. The book, published byPitch Publishing Ltd, goes on sale in… Read More ›

In Memoriam: “Billy’s Boots” and “Jet-Ace Logan” Comic Artist John Gillatt

Former Fleetway editor Barrie Tomlinson pays tribute to John Gillatt, the artist best known for his work on strips such as “Billy’s Boots”, “Black Archer” and “Jet-Ace Logan” (for Comet and Tiger), who we have just learned died in November…… Read More ›

Step aside WWE, here’s Johnny (Cougar, that is)! But could this comics hero make a comeback today?

Long before WWE in its present form and ITV’s Gladiators there was a wrestling star that outfought all his opponents – Johnny Cougar, a Canadian Seminole mat fighter, co-star of the long-running weekly comic Tiger alongside the likes of “Roy of… Read More ›

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