Ragtime Soldier Man

As you may have guessed, my main hobby is comics (Get away, we would never have guessed!) but one of my many other interests is history.  When I found out about an event that combined both, involved Pat Mills, Ian Kennedy and Anya Morozova and located in the new V&A building in Dundee, it was a case of “Boss. I am booking the 20th September … Continue reading Ragtime Soldier Man

We Are Detective

Now if you have read more than two articles in this blog, there is a good chance that you will know I am a bit of a picture libraries fan.  So, I was more than happy to pick up over 80 issues of picture libraries that are less well known than say Commando, Starblazer or Football. The main ones I picked up were Pocket War … Continue reading We Are Detective

A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You

Well the last couple of weeks have been all over the place with regards to comics but in a good way.  Last month I got a couple of good deals and I now need less than 250 issues to complete the Commando run. So a shout out to Iain Miller for taking me significantly below the 300 line and to Clive Hunt for taking me … Continue reading A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You

Action This Day

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

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