Devil Gate Drive

I have not been writing much on the blog, not because I have had nothing to say, but I have just been involved in so many different projects.  I have also been fortunate to have written a few articles for the new magazine ComicScene. However, as my collection has just taken a quantum leap from the 15k mark to the 16k mark, I have had … Continue reading Devil Gate Drive

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!

Throw Away Your Television

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

So Good To Be Back Home Again

Sometimes articles take an age to come together and at other times, they just seem to appear fully formed.  I am so glad to say that this, my first article after our move is one of the latter.  Now we have just moved (which was the reason for my two-week hiatus) and we are still getting things together.  However, I am pleased to see herself … Continue reading So Good To Be Back Home Again

Right Down The Line

I am seriously happy at the hit rate that my last article about Ian Kennedy’s Masterclass managed to achieve. But as I did the article, I was deliberately concentrating on the picture that Ian was kind enough to paint for us and you have got to admit that it turned out beautifully. But as the masterclass was progressing, we were hesitant in asking questions. Not … Continue reading Right Down The Line

Still Haven’t Found What I Am Looking For

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

We’ve Only Just Begun

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