Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1986) SNIP

Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 cover sells for staggering £171,383 in auction

More than 30 collectors made a play for Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 original cover art at the weekend’s Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art auction in Dallas – before it finally sold for $228,000 (£171,383) – but it was not the top-selling item. The cover of the first Watchmen issue remains one of the mostContinue reading Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 cover sells for staggering £171,383 in auction

Dave Gibbons Watchmen #1 Cover Original Art (DC, 1986) SNIP

Dave Gibbons first Watchmen cover among latest Heritage Auctions art offerings

There’s a host of art by British artists featured in the upcoming Heritage Auctions Comic Art Signature Auction, taking place over 21st – 23rd February 2019 in Dallas – and a number of covers created for early Marvel UK comics by American artists. Rubbing shoulders with Krazy Kat art by George Herriman, newspaper strips by AlexContinue reading Dave Gibbons first Watchmen cover among latest Heritage Auctions art offerings

John Higgins

Artist John Higgins joins Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up

Award-winning comic artist John Higgins has been added to the line up for this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, running 12th – 14th October in Kendal, Cumbria. John’s career as a freelance comic artist started in 1977 soon after he left art college and has seen him work on such diverse characters as JudgeContinue reading Artist John Higgins joins Lakes International Comic Art Festival line-up

Alan Moore. Photo by José Villarrubia

Creating Comics: A Turn of the Millennium Interview with Alan Moore, Part Two

First published on the Engine Comics web site way back in 2002, this is the second part of a wide-ranging interview with Alan Moore specifically about writing comics with Daniel Whiston is a fascinating read, and is re-published here on downthetubes with permission of the interviewer. You can read Part One, which we re-published lastContinue reading Creating Comics: A Turn of the Millennium Interview with Alan Moore, Part Two

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Frank Bellamy’s Thunderbirds art at auction, Dave Gibbons “Watchmen”, too…

A dramatic opening page of Thunderbirds art by Frank Bellamy from the 1960s comic TV Century 21 is currently on offer on the Heritage Auctions web site, with current bids at the $1400 mark. The page, which featured in Issue 146, published in 1967, finds things are not “FAB” for Brains, Virgil, and Scott on thisContinue reading Frank Bellamy’s Thunderbirds art at auction, Dave Gibbons “Watchmen”, too…