An incredible array of British comic art, including Ron Embleton’s first commercial work, is set to go under the hammer this month
Comic Creator Spotlight: David Williams, aka “Bill”, creator of “Dr. Panzwarmer” and other Gerald G. Swan characters
Can you help shed light on the work of post-War comic artist and early 20th century political cartoonist David Williams?
Following on from John Freeman’s interview with comic collector extraordinaire Peter Hansen Richard Sheaf highlights some of the auction catalogues that were produced for the liquidation of comic creator, collector and author Denis Gifford’s collection, back in 2001.
downthetubes is delighted to present both a video and text interview with comics collector Peter Hansen, whose extraordinary archive of British comic art, comics and comics ephemera is an incredible “Aladdin’s Cave”
Here’s a few examples of the wonderful “Come on, Steve” strip, and a tribute to the strip’s creator, Roland Davies. Davies drew for the strip for both the Sunday Express and the Sunday Dispatch and I loved reading the stories… Read More ›
The latest issue of the Dan Dare-inspired comic magazine Spaceship Away (Issue 48) is on sale now, sports a great cover and double-page poster by 2000AD artist John M. Burns. Burns best-known work on Dan Dare is for a strip… Read More ›
With Dan Dare enjoying huge success in Eagle, it’s no surprise that the British news stand was awash with space heroes in the 1950s. Some are better known than others. Swift Morgan, published by Boardman and visualised by Denis McLoughlin… Read More ›
David Slinn recalls a little-known and short-lived British newspaper project, SCOOPS, which featured strips by the likes of Sandy Clarke, Ron Smith and Brian Walker…
Rare wartime Beanos dominate many of the lots in the latest Compalcomics auction, which also includes lots of early TV Century 21s, art by Dudley Watkins, early Eagles and more, along with a healthy selection of US comics. The company’s successful team… Read More ›
Dan Dare original colour artwork by Frank Hampson for Eagle Vol. 7 No. 41 1956. Rogue Planet story. Like many Dan Dare cover artworks from the Hampson studio this board had some panels re-configurated to fit the format for publication… Read More ›