Mystery strip identified.

13/06/2021 Thanks to the tenacity, curiosity and contacts of John Freeman  - writer, editor, creative consultant, publisher and compiler of news site ‘downthetubes.net.’  - the puzzle of the Triffid strip has been resolved. more...

60 Years of Marvel Comics Universe

06/06//2021 An exhibition consisting of over 180 original drawings , letters and rare exhibits from illustrators  Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Don Heck, John Romita Sr. more...

Jean Dubuffet - Brutal Beauty

31/05/2021 An exhibition of the art French artist Jean Dubuffet at The Barbican Centre, London more...

London Comic Mart

20/05/2021 Following the reduction of Covid restrictions, Showmasters announce the return of its live shows. more...

The Making of Rodin

16/05/2021 Exhibition at the Tate Modern in London from 18 May to 31 October 2021. François Auguste René Rodin (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917) was a French sculptor regarded as being the founder of modern sculpture. more...

R.I.P Bill Titcombe

08/05/2021 RIP Bill Titcombe September 1938 – February 2021.  Cartoonist, illustrator, and painter with a long career in many of Britain’s most successful comic books. more...

Three with a pen.

26/04/2021 An exhibition of illustrations and documents from the work and life of three artists - Lily Renée, Bil Spira, Paul Peter Porges. The Jewish Museum Vienna more...

Netflix Button Man axed

18/04/2021. A week ago I learned that in late 2020 Netflix had dropped their plans for a Button Man movie. more...

R.I.P Joye Hummel

11/04/2021 Joye Hummel (Joye Murchison Kelly) 04/04/ 1924 – 04/05/ 2021 Hummel was the first woman to write scripts for a superhero comic. more...

R.I.P Francisco Hanghenbeck

05/04/20211 Mexican comic book writer and screenwriter Francisco Hanghenbeck aged 56, has died from respiratory complications related to covid19,. more...

Mazeworld heroine (& baddies)

24/03/2021 For this pin-up of Riadne, one of Mazeworld’s heroines, the face of the Indian actor Esha Gupta has been used. more...

Lily Renee Phillips

15/03/2021 Lily Renee Philips was a Jewish, Vienna-born, Holocaust survivor who fled Austria after the 1938 Nazi annexation of Austria. She escaped to England on a Kindertransport and reunited with her parents in New York in 1940. There she took her artistic talents to the comic book publisher Fiction House Comics. more...

Sirius news

07/03/2021 A new title has been added to the list at the top right of the site. more...

Mazeworld pics

28/02/2021 As promised. They are set in the Hell Maze that Adam Cadman visits in a latter part of the story; more...

Coming soon

20/02/2021 It has been a while since the last blog. My apologies. Some time back I had an enquiry from a TV company asking about TV and film rights to Mazeworld. more...

factsination

04/02/2021 in this time of division there are voices urging  we listen to other points of view rather than contesting them.With this in mind I read internet histories of vaccination and the anti-vaccination movement that accompanied them. more...

Mystery strip

28/01/2021 Two folk have contacted me to ask about this page of my work, curious about when and for whom it was published. I don’t know. Somehow it was overlooked when making up the bibliography. more...

Juliet November

21/01/2021 Making her first appearance in 2000, the year and the comic, Juliet November is a pyrokinetic  - she can start fires with her mind. As presented by her creator John Wagner in prog 1189 titled 'Pyrotechnic'. her control over her ability is intermittent. more...

Frames

11/01/2021 In the internet discussions about comic page frames, how to use them and how they are read, arrows are used to indicate where the eye goes. The idea being that the artist can determine the route the readers eye will take over the page. Well good luck with that. more...

  Priya and the pandemic

02/01/2021 Priya is India’s first female superhero. Created by writers Ram Devineni and Vikas Menon and illustrated by Dan Goldman, . . more...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year more...

Merry Christmas

Geseënde Kersfees  -  Bon Nadal   - 聖誕節快樂   more...

 R.I.P Richard Corben

 RIP Richard Corben 1/10/1940 - 2/12/ 2020 Richard Corben was comic book artist, animator, illustrator and publisher best known for his horror and fantasy stories. These included work in Creepy, Eerie, Vampirella, Métal Hurlant , Heavy Metal Magazine, and his series Den, from his own publishing imprint, Fantagor Press. more...

R.I.P Quino (Joaquin Salvador Lavado)

RIP Quino (Joaquin Salvador Lavado) 17th July1932 – 30th September 2020 Quino was an Argentine comics artist best known for his award winning series 'Mafalda' (1964-1973). Mafalda is a little girl who worries about and questions the state of the world and those who govern it, The comics reprints are still bestsellers. more...

Sound effects

28/11/2020 Having recently come across comics using ‘sound effects’ in an interesting manner I had thought to write something informative about them. Checking the internet to find out when background sound was first represented in comics I found it hardly necessary as there existed many informative, learned even, and often long, articles on the subject. I shall be brief. more...