Author and publisher Dez Skinn has released a special limited edition print of the original dummy that helped launch his award-winning comics anthology Warrior, the original home of Alan Moore and Garry Leach’s Marvelman (now Miracleman), V for Vendetta (co-created by Alan and David Lloyd) – and many other strips. As an editor who beganContinue reading Publisher Dez Skinn releases Limited Edition “Warrior #0” for the 1980s anthology’s many fans
Alan Moore pays tribute to comic creator Jim Baikie, who died in December… The first time I can across Jim Baikie’s art, without even knowing his name (a common condition with British comics of that period), would have been as a twelve-year-old Monkees-obsessive when Jim was handling the comic strip adventures of that transatlantic faux-BeatlesContinue reading Jim Baikie: An Appreciation by Alan Moore
We’re sorry to report the passing of Eisner Award-winning Scottish comic artist Jim Baikie, perhaps best known to many downthetubes readers as co-creator of 2000AD’s alien-on-the-run, Skizz. He enjoyed a career in comics that began with work for girls titles in the 1960s that would go on to encompass “Charlie’s Angels” and “Terrahawks” for Look-In,Continue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist Jim Baikie
London’s Orbital Comics is to host a signing by the original Marvel Man – sorry, Miracle Man – artist Garry Leach on Wednesday 15th January from 5.00pm. KIMOTA! With one magic word, a long-forgotten legend lives again! Freelance reporter Michael Moran always knew he was meant for something more — now, a strange series ofContinue reading Garry Leach heads to Orbital for Marvel Man… Miracle Man signing
As it’s recently been noted on several blogs and forums that the Dez Skinn-created Warrior was first published 30 years ago (including Lew Stringer’s terrific blog, see: http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/30-year-flashback-warrior-no1.html), I thought I’d throw down a challenge to readers and members of the downthetubes forum – draw Marvelman! It could be a simple dramatic (or humorous) pose,Continue reading Marvelman Challenge!