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?

NCSFest 2019 Postcard

National Cartoonists Society, Lakes and Lyon BD Festivals partner for new US event, NCSFest, next May

The Kendal-based Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced a new international partnership with France’s Lyon BD Festival and the US-based National Cartoonists Society to bring a new comics event to Huntington Beach, California, in May 2019. The National Cartoonists Society has chosen the city of Huntington Beach, California, to host the inaugural NCSFest, a celebrationContinue reading National Cartoonists Society, Lakes and Lyon BD Festivals partner for new US event, NCSFest, next May

Playing for a Draw - National Football Museum Exhibition 2018

In Pictures: Playing for a Draw Football Comics Exhibition, the National Football Museum

The ‘Playing for a Draw’ exhibition, showcasing the history and creativity of football comics and illustration across the world has just opened at the National Football Museum in Manchester. As we previously reported, it’s been curated by top comic artist Steve McGarry in collaboration with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the National Football Museum and will go on tour laterContinue reading In Pictures: Playing for a Draw Football Comics Exhibition, the National Football Museum

The Rule of Three - Davey Jones

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 stank on first printing, called SCAN). Despite trying to persuade him on stage at variousContinue reading VIZ’s Davey Jones in the publicity spotlight (even if he doesn’t want to be)

Playing for a Draw National Football Museum 2018 Poster -art by Steve McGarry SNIP

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 hundred years of graphic soccer-related storytelling, it reveals some of the creativity of football comicsContinue reading National Football Museum’s “Playing for a Draw” exhibition set to celebrate football comics