2000AD Prog 204 (1981) Cover SNIP

Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

Compal Comics have just launched their August/September auction catalogue – and as usual there are some great items on offer, including a terrific  “Judge Dredd” 2000AD cover by Mick McMahon, more original art by Frank Bellamy, a Dandy No.1 – and some rare US BATMANIA zines from the early 1960s. This auction showcases a furtherContinue reading Classic 2000AD “Dredd” cover art by Mick McMahon on offer in latest Compal Comics auction

A Dave Clark Five jigsaw illusyrated by Walt Howarth. Instead of the more normal “340 Pieces” the box lid states the jigsaw features “340 Bits and Pieces”, the name of a big hit for Dave Clark in 1964.

Putting the Pieces Together: The Other Work of some great British comic creators

There are times in a comic artist’s life when work temporarily dries up, or they are offered a more financially rewarding project. Despite the theory that artists are doomed to starve in garrets for their art, the reality is “if the money is offered, take it”. More often than not the project offered is inContinue reading Putting the Pieces Together: The Other Work of some great British comic creators

Lost in Space and 1969 Doctor Who annual covers, side by side

Unearthed: An unexpected Doctor Who comics crossover with Lost in Space!

The cover of the 1969 Doctor Who annual was Walt Howarth’s last Doctor Who-related work for publisher World Distributors for some time, and its similarity to the cover of a 1967 Gold Key Swiss Family Robinson Comic was highlighted recently on social media.Continue reading Unearthed: An unexpected Doctor Who comics crossover with Lost in Space!

Doctor Who art by Walt Howarth

In Memoriam: Walt Howarth

Cartoonist Lew Stringer reports that Walt Howarth, the prolific artist of many British annual covers of the 1960s and 1970s has died, aged 80. This is Lancashire reports Walt, whose credits include work on Doctor Who, The Lone Ranger, Dempsey and Makepeace and Bonaza annuals and illustrations for Bolton Wanderers programs in the 1950s, diedContinue reading In Memoriam: Walt Howarth