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Lakes International Comic Art Festival trails Programme Highlights, including VIZ World Record Challenge

A world of comic art will return to Kendal for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (11 – 13th October 2019). Now in its seventh year, backed by the Arts Council and many other supporting organisations, the family-friendly festival will again take over the scenic town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District,Continue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival trails Programme Highlights, including VIZ World Record Challenge

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VIZ writer Barney Farmer on stage across the UK

If you’re in the Lancaster area next Friday, then you’re in for a treat, because VIZ writer Barney Farmer, co-creator of the acclaimed “Drunken Bakers” for VIZ with artist Lee Healey takes to the boards at the local “Spotlight” writing and performance event. It’s the latest of many stage appearances, with Barney heading to GulliversContinue reading VIZ writer Barney Farmer on stage across the UK

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British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (July – December 2018): Beano continues to shine

The latest sales figures for some comics and children’s magazines available on the UK news stand for the second half of 2018 have been published by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) – and there’s good news in particular for the Beano and VIZ, but overall, we have to express some continued disappointment that comics and children’sContinue reading British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (July – December 2018): Beano continues to shine

Thunderbirds original double-page artworkdrawn, painted and signed by Frank Bellamy for TV Century 21 No 131, 1967. From the Bob Monkhouse Archive. Fearing a rebel attack on the President super-ship Thunderbirds 1 keeps station but a rogue tanker is on collision course… (Bright Pelikan inks on board. 28 x 20 ins)

Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction

Compalcomics has launched its March auction catalogue of British and US comics, and a huge amount of great comic art, including Black Panther art for Marvel UK, Thunderbirds and Garth art by Frank Bellamy and some other rarities from the Bob Monkhouse Archive. The star item on offer has to be a copy The Beano No 1Continue reading Compalcomics offers first issue Beano, Black Panther art and more in March auction

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo with actor Garry Pankhurst, who played Sonny

Who remembers Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, a TV – and TV Comic – favourite?

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo is one of Australia’s all-time most successful cultural exports. The TV show had a global audience in the early 1970s of more than 300 million – and the character was a star that rivalled Doctor Who and The Avengers in terms of popularity in Britain’s TV Comic for many years. WhileContinue reading Who remembers Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, a TV – and TV Comic – favourite?