Tim Quinn and Kend Dodd in 2016. Image: Made in Liverpool TV

In Memoriam: Comic Strip star and Comedian Sir Ken Dodd – Happiness and Tears

Writer, publisher, raconteur and fellow Liverpudlian Tim Quinn pays tribute to comedian Ken Dodd, who died yesterday aged 90, who was not only a star of TV and stage, but comics, too… “Ken Dodd was a true legend across Great Britain,” says Tim. “For me (and many others) he was the Funniest Man in theContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Strip star and Comedian Sir Ken Dodd – Happiness and Tears

TV Comic Annual - 1968 SNIP

Mort Walker’s “Beetle Bailey” in Britain

The sad news of the passing of cartoonist Mort Walker, creator of “Beetle Bailey”, prompted discussion of the character’s British interpretation in TV Comic in the 1960s. Mort Walker died on Saturday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 94. Mort had the longest tenure of any cartoonist on an original creation, according toContinue reading Mort Walker’s “Beetle Bailey” in Britain

The Avengers - from Diana comic. Art by Frejo Emilio with assistance by Juan Gonzalez Alacreu

If a “The Avengers” TV Show Reboot is in the works, would a tie-in new comic be far behind?

Writer-directors Shane Black and writing partner Fred Dekker have scripted a TV pilot reboot for cult 1960s spy show The Avengers for Warner Bros. – but there’s no indication, as yet, if or when it might get optioned. Various web sites, including Den of Geek and Screen Rant, have picked up on a mention of a possibleContinue reading If a “The Avengers” TV Show Reboot is in the works, would a tie-in new comic be far behind?

The Space Museum - Collecting Doctor Who Promo

WebFinds: The Space Museum 

When an account titled @spacemuseum63 starts following you on Twitter, you need to double check they aren’t Dalek agents. I’m glad I did, because it led me to The Space Museum web site –  dedicated to cataloging Doctor Who collectibles from 1963 to 1989— the original run of the BBC TV series. The items inContinue reading WebFinds: The Space Museum 

Peter Brookes - Offensive Weapons

Cartoonist Peter Brookes awarded CBE in 2017 New Years Honours

Times cartoonist Peter Brookes has been awarded the CBE – Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire- for services to the media in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list, announced earlier this evening. The full list of honours (PDF link) includes sportsmen and women, actress Patricia Routledge (already a CBE, now aContinue reading Cartoonist Peter Brookes awarded CBE in 2017 New Years Honours