In my meanderings through the oft-times strange world of comic collecting and general geeky fandom, I am frequently surprised that some things that I have known since my knowledge about the world began to accumulate is something that is unknown to many others. As these are unknown to some people, it makes me wonder if these are practices that are unknown outside the UK so … Continue reading The Past Is Another Country
Now, if anyone has been following my blog, you may have picked up a hint or three that I am a big fan of comics. And I have been lucky enough to meet several of my personal heroes. In some cases, I have gotten sketches or autographs from them. And in some cases, meeting artists, writers and fellow fans at some event has led me … Continue reading Dave Gibbons: The DCT Years
I really need to find out who the editor was for 1970s picture paper Wizard as his taste was impeccable. He brought several up and coming artists to the attention of the world and three of them are now considered major influences by the current artists breaking through. I have mentioned that this comic featured the debut of Carlos Ezquerra in the action papers with … Continue reading The Box
One of the comic covers that I truly enjoy is Brian Bolland’s cover to Prog 2000 of 2000AD. To me, it was a fresh take on the iconic Iwo Jiwa picture where the flag of the United States was raised to signify the end of the hard fought battle to capture that island as part of the Pacific campaign. I also liked the fact that … Continue reading Can you see what I see?