Early British comics in the spotlight, when rivals were many for your pennies and half pennies!
More essential comic reading from British comics historian Alan Clark. Don’t miss out on these limited edition books
Steve Winders reviews an incredible gargantuan tome by David Roach that, clearly, no British comic fan should be without!
The British Museum will host a free lunchtime lecture tomorrow (Thursday 13th June 2019) by Roger Sabin, author of Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art, talking about the Victorian cartoonist Marie Duval, the often overlooked creator of Ally Sloper
The Bob Monkhouse Archive featuring his collection of original artwork produced some record-breaking results in the latest auction at Comic Book Auctions – with a Frank Bellamy double page artwork for TV Century 21 breaking the record for any Thunderbirds piece sold… Read More ›
London-based Comic Book Auctions (ComPal) November catalogue has just opened for bidding at the-saleroom.com and includes some magnificent artwork boards from the Bob Monkhouse Archive – along with, separately, some rather nifty comics-inspired badges and several “giveaways” from various British comics. Comedian,… Read More ›
Comic artist Frank Bellamy died suddenly on 5th July 1976, at the height of his powers. He left behind a body of work that included strips such as “Heros the Spartan” and “Dan Dare” for Eagle, “Thunderbirds” for TV Century… Read More ›
Myriad Editions have very kindly sent me an advance copy of their new title Marie Duval, a superb study of the pioneering but near-forgotten female artist behind the creation of the first “breakout” British comic characters, Ally Sloper. I can definitely recommend… Read More ›
The Featherstone Rovers Heritage Project celebrates the history and traditions of a proud northern Rugby League Club and its association with the heritage of coal mining in the West Yorkshire town of Featherstone. The project provides public, quarterly events and… Read More ›
The Winter 2013 auction at Compalcomics is open, with 290 lots in the auction including 115 British comic-related items – among them, a further 64 issues of Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday from the 1890s and the complete 20 issue run… Read More ›