Love Song For A Vampire

It’s been 18 years since our love of comics and Star Trek brought Karen and I together. And hopefully we will have at least another 18 years to look forward to. During that time, our collection has grown from just over 1,000 comics to over 16,000. We don’t do holidays abroad and I will hum and haw over £20 for a new kettle, but when … Continue reading Love Song For A Vampire

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

All Kinds of Everything

It’s almost been three weeks since my last post and I am surprised that it has taken so long for me to post anything else. But I have not been idle and I have been working on a couple of things for Down The Tubes. One was completing the Jeff Bevan article, which is paying tribute to a D C Thomson staff artist that worked … Continue reading All Kinds of Everything

The Box

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

He Was Only A Private Soldier

When I look around internet-land, it always disappoints me when I see so many great comics ignored. And two of the comics that seem to get constantly overlooked are D C Thomson’s Hotspur and Wizard. Which is a shame as both of those comics featured some amazing art. And for me, any comic that featured the debut of King Carlos for one of the major … Continue reading He Was Only A Private Soldier

What was that called again? Part 1

In many subjects, you will often hear current researchers talking about “standing on the shoulders of giants” when their latest research is published and lauded. For me, being a fan of comics does mean that I rely on the work of many that thankfully are still with us and many who have unfortunately passed away. And in this age of the internet, there is so … Continue reading What was that called again? Part 1