Those of you that read my article Staying Power will probably have been glad of the love shown towards one of the greatest Scottish artists of the last 50 years, but it is my sorry duty to tell you that article is wrong. All of us thought that Cam had done 28 issues and we all gloried in that early artwork with its’ grittiness and … Continue reading Action This Day
One thing you notice if you collect enough comics is that certain themes will repeat themselves over and over again. And it’s not only the themes that will repeat themselves, but the stories and the imagery will also. In some cases, it is the composition of the picture that will repeat itself. After all, there are only so many angles that two opposing sides can … Continue reading Throw Away Your Television
Over on Comics UK, we love to talk about comics and one of my friends has been enthusing about Battle. And in his musings about Battle, he added a gentle little barb to goad me into a little more action. Geoff knows that I am a big Warlord fan and set me the task of talking about Warlord in the way that he has spoken … Continue reading In Like Flint
I have not been doing much comic orientated recently as we are in the throes of packing before what I hope is our final move. And as I pack as much as I can, I keep coming across comics and books that I have not read, put on my reading pile or just stuff that I have read before and want to read again. And … Continue reading Still Haven’t Found What I Am Looking For
I do enjoy the fact that my social media feed is crammed with artists that I admire for a variety of reasons. One is that I sometimes get given advance notification of something that is coming out that I will really enjoy. Another reason is that a lot of the artists and writers are really good people and it is a real pleasure to chat … Continue reading We’ve Only Just Begun
It’s not often that the news of the sale of the rights to a back catalogue gets a lot of comic people excited, but the news coming out of Oxford is doing the business this finest August day. Rebellion, the company that currently own 2000AD have bought the rights to the Egmont UK archive. This includes all Fleetway characters created after 1970, so this includes … Continue reading The Kids Are Alright
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?