It Was the War of the Trenches - Sample Art

Comic Creator Spotlight: “Working Class Heroes” – The Comics of Jaques Tardi, by Keith Page

Artist and writer Keith Page shines a light on the work of the award-winning French artist Jacques Tardi… Jacques Tardi spent his early years in post-war Germany, his father a career soldier. The atrocities of the 1914-18 war, retold him by his Corsican grandfather, haunted his childhood dreams before becoming one of the major themesContinue reading Comic Creator Spotlight: “Working Class Heroes” – The Comics of Jaques Tardi, by Keith Page

Classics Illustrated World War Specials

Web Find: Classics Illustrated World War Specials with John M. Burns covers

Back in 2014, Classic Comic Store published two Classics Illustrated special issues, re-publishing some of their World War-inspired material, but what I missed back then is that both feature new covers by ace British artist John M. Burns. Running to 100 pages each, both titles are reprint inside and both are still available, from bothContinue reading Web Find: Classics Illustrated World War Specials with John M. Burns covers

Traces of the Great War - Without a Trace by Robbie Morrison & Charlie Adlard SNIP

14-18 NOW “Traces of the Great War” international comic anthology announced

Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced Traces of the Great War, a new and ambitious anthology publication exploring the traces and impact of the World War One on our lives today. Featuring over 20 internationally acclaimed comic artists and writers, the project has been jointly commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme forContinue reading 14-18 NOW “Traces of the Great War” international comic anthology announced

Lion 713 - Cover Art by Joe Colquhoun SNIP

British Comics Flashback: “The Phantom Footballer of Amiens” by “Charley’s War” artist Joe Colquhoun

Joe Colquhoun, co-creator of the seminal World War One comic strip “Charley’s War” with Pat Mills for Battle, had a long and accomplished career as an artist, providing not only strip work to many British boys comics but covers and internal illustrations, too. Editor and author Barrie Tomlinson recently came across this wonderful art byContinue reading British Comics Flashback: “The Phantom Footballer of Amiens” by “Charley’s War” artist Joe Colquhoun

The display board at the "Boom Town" featuring Victoria Cross winner Jack White and Victor 1358

Mentioned in Dispatches: How “Victor” documented the story of World War One Victoria Cross winner Jack White

Running at the Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster, until Sunday 12th November 2017 is “Boom Town“, combining the story of the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in action on the Western Front, Salonika and Mesopotamia in 1917, and tragic events on the home front in Lancaster and Morecambe. The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment aspect ofContinue reading Mentioned in Dispatches: How “Victor” documented the story of World War One Victoria Cross winner Jack White