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Promoting Wham! comic in the 1960s – a rare retailer-targeted poster

Back when British comics had sales in the hundreds of thousands every week, they had a promotional budget to match, extending to retail promotions like this Wham! poster, offered to newsagents in the 1960s by its publisher, Odhams PressContinue reading Promoting Wham! comic in the 1960s – a rare retailer-targeted poster

Terry Bave’s cover for the 1994 Big Comic Fortnightly Holiday Special

In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

We’re very sorry to report of the passing of another great of British humour comics, cartoonist Terry Bave, who has died after a short illness, aged 87. His many credits since the 1950s included work for Wham!, Cor!, Whizzer and Chips and, later, the Beano and The Dandy. Although he retired in 2007 he continued toContinue reading In Memoriam: Whizzer & Chips, Dandy cartoonist Terry Bave

Power Pack of Ken Reid - The Books

Power Pack of Ken Reid books must be won!

Earlier this year, after years of waiting, a crowdfunding campaign was launched to collect all of humour cartoonist Ken Reid‘s Odhams comic strips of the 1960s – featured in Wham!, Smash!, and Pow! – into a pair handsome official hardback collections. The limited collections are now on sale – and to mark our 20th anniversary celebrations at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival,Continue reading Power Pack of Ken Reid books must be won!

The POWer Pack of Ken Reid - Sample Spread

Crowdfunding Spotlight: How Irmantas Povilaika hopes to bring some classic Ken Reid comics back into print

When we recently reported on a plan to bring some of artist Ken Reid’s humour comics back into print with a crowdfunding appeal – “Frankie Stein” and the “The Nervs” to name but two – British comic fans greeted the news with utter delight. Not that this should be any surprise. The late Ken Reid,Continue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: How Irmantas Povilaika hopes to bring some classic Ken Reid comics back into print

The POWer Pack of Ken Reid

Crowdfunding campaign on the way to bring Ken Reid’s Frankie Stein, The Nervs and more back to print

After years of waiting, fans of the brilliant cartoonist Ken Reid will be delighted to hear that an official collection of his contributions to Odhams comics of the 1960s –Wham!, Smash!, and Pow! – look set to be collected in two handsome official hardback books. The project is the work of Irmantas Povilaika, the man behind the Kazoop! blog, which hasContinue reading Crowdfunding campaign on the way to bring Ken Reid’s Frankie Stein, The Nervs and more back to print