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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Friday, 8 December 2017

Dave Gibbons' Jet Jason - episode 3

and here's episode 3 (Spring 1980), I have a high quality scan of this issue so I'm not presenting the usual black and white scan

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Jamie Hewlett is in town tonight!

Renowned illustrator Jamie Hewlett is signing books tonight in London...

Yes indeedy he'll be at the Taschen bookshop at 12 Duke of York Square, London.

The book actually came out last month (in Europe) and is out later this week in the US.

Nearest tube is Sloane Square - the bookshop is just opposite the Saatchi Gallery

the book itself...

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Dave Gibbons' Jet Jason - episode 2

Following on from the re-discovery of a lost Dave Gibbons strip, Jet Jason, by myself and John Freeman (see here) I'll be presenting all the other issues of Fleetwings magazine here, complete with the black & white scans of the strips plus a full colour photograph of the strip. John's already posted episode 1 so I'll start with episode 2 (October / November 1979)...

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Nutty Boys comics - part 1

Thanks to the wonders of that ebay here are some scans of the cover of Madness comic...issues 1-5 here, parts 6-10 coming tomorrow and 11-15 the day after. So here's to the Nutty Boys and their love of comics...

Monday, 4 December 2017

Trump in comics - by kids

This is not fake news! This is a real thing! The product of Kev F Sutherland's comic masterclass is this 2018 calendar, it's not to late to gift this beautiful, so beautiful, gift to a bleeding heart liberal of your choosing...

Brand new, and just in time for Christmas it's the first official "Donald Trump in Comics By Kids" 2018 calendar! 12 pages of comic book covers, devised by kids and drawn by me, all starring the big orange one! From Trump vs Batman to Trump Gets Ebola. Don't blame me, blame them. Preview it for free, order it now and you'll have it in 3 days! Order it here

Sunday, 3 December 2017

The VC's by Dave Broughton

From the Wimbledon Comic Arts Festival, and from the pen of Dave Broughton, comes this print...

and this piece of original art...

Yes it's Dwarf, Smith and Jupe...the VC's

For loads more on the genesis of this print (and art) point your browser just here

And here they are again, covers by Garry Leach, from their Titan reprint volumes in May and July 1987 respectively

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

A Call To Action (Bananaman The Musical)

A chance to meet the cast at a special production of Bananaman the Musical, oh yes!

Here's one of the songs from the show...

Some more rehearsal photos...

What can I say? I love Crow...

Friday, 1 December 2017

Bananaman the Mucial - part 1

Not long now until, yes, Bananaman the Musical is unleashed upon us, here are some rehearsal shots and details, more tomorrow!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Porcelain signing at Gosh tonight

Don't forget that this is happening tonight people...

The Gosh facebook page here has just announced a signing by the creatives behind Porcelain, as it says on the website...

The creative team behind the fantastical, gothic fairytale Porcelain, Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose will be joining us for a signing on Thursday the 30th of November, 6-7pm!

Porcelain: Ivory Tower, number three in the much loved series (out right now from Improper Books!), continues to explore the themes of consciousness, self-determination and the corruption of power in a beautifully illustrated and tightly plotted journey through a fully realised and troubled world. Mixing gothic horror, sci-fi, a fairy tale sensibility and an epic sense of scale we're certain the Porcelain series is a future classic of young adult fiction so we're thrilled to have the creators with us!

Ben and Chris will be here on Thursday, 30th November, 6-7pm. If you can't make it but would like a signed copy, drop us an email to to arrange a reservation or a mail order.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Bond bargains afoot on the Forbidden Planet website

Following on from their very cheap Charley's War volumes I've noticed that the Forbidden Planet website (here) has a number of cheap James Bond omnibus volumes - all the below are at £2.99 plus postage, so what are you waiting for?

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Isle of Wight comic Con 2018

Following on from the inaugural Isle of Wight comic con, earlier this month, the organisers have announced big plans to expand Island Con for 2018....

As they say themselves...

ISLAND CON returns in 2018 with a NEW venue, NEW look, NEW set up and pretty much NEW everything! We listened to your feedback and took as much on board as possible to craft for you the show you all want. We've learned, we've adapted, and we're stepping up a massive level in 2018!

rst off, in case you don't know already, we would like to introduce you to our new venue - the Cowes Enterprise College, AKA: CEC, AKA: COWESEC.

The event is taking the entire ground floor of the CEC - and more - which is a seriously massive amount of space for us to give you the show we always wanted to give you. It's a real hidden gem of a venue with exhibition hall style areas, car parking and state of the art visual and audio capabilities. Best of all, it's still only a few minutes walk from the Red Jet terminal!

So WHEN is this all happening!? - Sat 20th & Sun 21st October 2018!!

Search Facebook for 'Island Con 2018'.

In 2018, on top of everything we can improve on, we will have gaming zones, kids zones, fully fledged workshops, large pre-show and after-show parties and... well, we better leave some surprises 

Tickets are already on sale here

Monday, 27 November 2017

Charley's War art for sale

About a month ago I highlighted 3 Joe Colquhoun pages of Charley's War art that were for sale for £2100, here, they failed to sell. The first board was then listed separately (here) with bidding starting at £599 and eventually selling for £624.

Now another of the original batch is up for sale here, again the bidding starts at £599, good luck

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Striker volume 4 now available to order

Pete Nash has announced that volume 4 of his newspaper Striker strip is now available to order here for £25 (unsigned) or £30 (signed) plus P&P.

Pete says...
This collection features every adventure from January, 1999, through to the start of 2001. This is the period when Striker said goodbye to pen and ink and became the first comic strip in the world to be created entirely in 3D computer-generated software. This 320-page blockbuster also heralds the introductions of schoolboy striker Callum Angelo and the irrepressible Fabian De Guisson.

As with all the books in the collection, there's a fascinating introduction with photos by Striker creator Pete Nash, who looks back on the amazing milestones and events in this period that continued to shape Striker's history.

Unsigned books will be despatched from the first week of December and signed books from December 7, as we have to get over to Belfast to sign them.

Please note that orders received after December 17 may not arrive in time for Christmas so be quick.