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VIZ’s Davey Jones in the publicity spotlight (even if he doesn’t want to be)

I’ve known ace VIZ cartoonist Davey Jones since the 1980s, back when he contributed some of his amazing early strips to a fanzine I published (a chaotic assemblage with inconsistent numbering and format sizes, including one edition that literally, physically… Read More ›

National Football Museum’s “Playing for a Draw” exhibition set to celebrate football comics

Playing for a Draw is a new exhibition that will showcase the wonderful world of football comic art at the National Football Museum in Manchester this summer, curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry. Offering a snapshot of over one… Read More ›

Comics and comedy collide in May at Kendal’s Freerange Comedy Festival

Comics will be mashing with some top comedy in Kendal in May, coming together for this year’s Freerange Comedy Festival. Barney Farmer of VIZ fame, co-creator of the darkly hilarious “Drunken Bakers”, will be rubbing shoulders with top touring comics… Read More ›

British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (July – December 2017): Good news for Beano, bad for TOXIC

The latest sales figures for some comics and children’s magazines available on the UK news stand for the second half of 2017 have just been published by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). There are winners and losers as ever, as consumer… Read More ›

Comics Circulation Figures For 2016 Released by ABC

February is the month when the Audit Bureau Of Circulations (ABC), who describe themselves as “the industry body for media measurement”, release the official circulation figures for Consumer Magazines that are registered with them. That includes comics and comics magazines published… Read More ›

Lakes Festival art online auction starts on Wednesday – Jordi Bernet, Bryan Lee O’Malley items and more

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its latest online fund-raising art auction will begin on Wednesday – 23rd November 2016. Included in this year’s auction to raise funds for the Festival’s 2017 activities is original artwork produced by no less… Read More ›

Lakes international Comic Art Festival announces 2016 online art auction plans

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced plans for an online fund-raising art auction, which will begin on 23rd November 2016. Full details of the 2016 on-line auction have yet to be announced, but included will be original artwork… Read More ›

Facebook “unpublishes” VIZ official page on social media site

Facebook has suspended the official Facebook page for the adult humour magazine VIZ, citing that it violates Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, which all users are required to abide by upon creating and maintaining a Facebook page. VIZ responded… Read More ›

British Comic Sales Figures: Winners and Losers (July – December 2015)

Updated 16th February to add comment from Generation Media The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) sales figures for titles registered with the organisation have just been published this week and while many comics or young children’s magazines have taken a hit for the reporting… Read More ›

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