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Traces of the Great War tie-in education resource to get launch in Kendal

Hot on the heels of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and the launch of the Traces of the Great War, the organisation, together with Lancaster University and their Educational Resources department, are launching a new learning resource that builds on the World War One-inspired anthology. Launching on 18th October 2018 in Kendal, the newContinue reading Traces of the Great War tie-in education resource to get launch in Kendal

Redan celebrates as Fun To Learn Favourites magazine turns 20

Children’s magazine specialist Redan Publishing Ltd is celebrating as its Fun To Learn Favourites magazine turns 20. The magazine has enjoyed a successful 20 years in the competitive pre-school magazine market, the Shrewsbury-based publisher offering its thousands of readers top quality editorial content and production values, an ever-changing mix of the hottest pre-school characters andContinue reading Redan celebrates as Fun To Learn Favourites magazine turns 20

Comics Artist artist John Marshall

Creating Comics: An Interview with Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall

Joe O’Brien recently tracked down elusive The Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall (John Williams), who now lives in Surrey, and interviewed him for his brilliant The Art of The Real Ghostbusters web site. With Joe’s permission, we’re re-posting the feature here, re-visiting the creation of one of Marvel UK’s best-selling titles back in the 1980sContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with Real Ghostbusters artist John Marshall

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New “Eagle Times” continues to expand coverage of British comics

The latest issue of Eagle Times, the magazine of the Eagle Society (Volume 31 No.3 – Autumn 2018), is out now and includes a number of great features, including one by downthetubes contributor Jeremy Briggs on Eagle‘s extended family – Girl, Swift and Robin and their 1980s successors. Fellow downthetubes writer Steve Winders has also pennedContinue reading New “Eagle Times” continues to expand coverage of British comics

Young fans, unfazed by bad weather, at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Photo: LICAF

From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018

This year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – the weekend-long event in Kendal, Cumbria, now in its sixth year – saw dedicated comics fans brave Storm Callum in their hundreds to enjoy a weekend of creator events, exhibitions (some still on), steampunk, book launches and more this weekend. For me, it was a bit ofContinue reading From The Trenches and In Pictures: The Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018