The Lady Is A Tramp

I have been reading comics for more years than I care to mention, but one thing I have always enjoyed is finding strong female characters. The first one to grab my attention was Ebony Jones.  Ebony was a secret agent story that ran in The Crunch from issue 39 until it was merged with Hotspur after issue 54.  This was originally commissioned to be part … Continue reading The Lady Is A Tramp

Staying Power

When it comes to staying power, it is hard to come up with a better definition than Ian Kennedy’s career.  Ably supported by the wonderful Gladys, Ian has delighted generations of comic fans since he went freelance in the 1950s. By his own admission, if he accepted all the commissions he received, he might be able to retire completely this side of 110… For the … Continue reading Staying Power

We All Stand Together Pt 3

In my articles about the 2018 Edinburgh Comic Con, I have gone through the set-up and the first full con day in Part One and Part Two.  Now let’s look at the second and final day.  For the second day running, I was up by 06:30 and what does that 0 stand for? It’s Oh My God! It’s Early! With no apologies to Robin Williams, … Continue reading We All Stand Together Pt 3

We All Stand Together Pt 1

Having just returned from yet another brilliantly executed Edinburgh Comic Con, I thought it best to record my thoughts as soon as possible so here I am getting them written down. For the last few years, I had been Front of House and the growth in numbers of attendees never really let me get in to see the con in full swing except during breaks … Continue reading We All Stand Together Pt 1

Thunder In The Mountains

I realise that I have written as a person who has carried out almost every role at a convention except that as an organiser.  So I am going to try and record my progress from complete novice to Swapmeet Controller at Commando Comic Swapmeet 3. The first issue that I encountered was when to plan it for.  At Swapmeet 2, I had already had some … Continue reading Thunder In The Mountains

On The Road Again

When I go to conventions or comic marts these days, I usually expect to walk away with one or two British comics if I am lucky. For any event to have more than two boxes of British comics is something that I would consider as a miracle. However, the second Commando comics meet far exceeded my expectations. I had desperately wanted to go to the … Continue reading On The Road Again

Have Yourself a very Kennedy Christmas

If there is one person I associate with Christmas, it is Ian Kennedy. With the amount of annual covers, internal comic art and comic covers, it would not be Christmas without Ian’s work to love and admire. So without further ado, I present to you a small selection of Ian Kennedy’s work that we could call his Winter collection. These are presented in publication order … Continue reading Have Yourself a very Kennedy Christmas

Oh You Are Cheeky But I Like You!

And with apologies to Dick Emery, my latest find is thanks to my friend Doug who has more searches on Ebay than Schnorbitz has had for Bernie Winters! Doug’s big comic thing is first issues and mine is anything comic related but as time has gone by, I have gotten more and more interested in how the comics were pitched, created and got to that … Continue reading Oh You Are Cheeky But I Like You!