Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin Volume One: Tintin in the Land of the Soviets SNIP

First ever Tintin cover looks set for one million dollar plus sale in June

The first cover appearance of Hergé‘s Tintin, arguably the most popular comic character worldwide, as well as a pair of lots by Osama Tezuka, the artist who has been called “the Japanese equivalent of Walt Disney” and a group of more than 50 lots of Walt Disney animation art, come to auction 8th – 9thContinue reading First ever Tintin cover looks set for one million dollar plus sale in June

Mort - concept art by Claire Keane

Roads Not Taken: When Disney almost went Discworld

Animation designer and children’s author Claire Keane has posted some wonderful concept art for an abandoned Disney project based on Sir Terry Pratchett‘s fourth Discworld novel, Mort,  on her official web site. While that project didn’t go ahead, BBC America’s TV series The Watch seems to be progressing nicely. Back in 2010, web site Bleeding CoolContinue reading Roads Not Taken: When Disney almost went Discworld

Taschen’s “Walt Disney’s Disneyland” a visual treat

Specialist publisher Taschen  has just released a stunning look back at the origins of Disneyland in Walt Disney’s Disneyland by Chris Nichols, a visual history of the world’s magic megalopolis. Walt Disney dreamed for decades about opening the ultimate entertainment venue, but it wasn’t until the early 1950s that his handpicked team began to bring his visionContinue reading Taschen’s “Walt Disney’s Disneyland” a visual treat

Remembering Disney’s dalliance with terror – Doctor Syn retrospective announced

A special retrospective of a classic Disney-told tale starring Danger Man and The Prisoner star Patrick McGoohan is to get a retrospective in Hollywood in October. The Scarecrow’s story was filmed on location in the Romney Marsh area and at Pinewood Studios, England in 1963. It starred Patrick McGoohan as a humble vicar by dayContinue reading Remembering Disney’s dalliance with terror – Doctor Syn retrospective announced

Eagle Daze 9: Space Wars

Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Nine

Leonard Matthews, General Managing Editor of Fleetway and the Eagle Group of Comics, was a Creative Visionary… but that, Roger Perry argues in his extensive biography of the man which continues here on downthetubes, is only due to him having utilised the ideas of others. Moving from the sublime to the ridiculous, Roger recalls howContinue reading Eagle Daze: The Life and Times of Leonard James Matthews – Part Nine