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2 May 2020

it's an Awesome postcard art challenge

So, here we have the donations to date for my 'original sketch on a  postcard' challenge, in aid of Little Heroes comics - you can donate right here

I'll add more images as they arrive up until October 31st and then I'll sort out a way to let people buy raffle tickets to be in with a chance of winning - only when you get the art sent to you will you discover the artist responsible...

So without further ado, let's start with some art...this bird one is new...

The fox (original incarnation)

Amaya (from the Dragon Prince / Netflix)

Halloween bunny

Asterix & Obelix

Wulf & Johnny Alpha

Dylan Dog

Man-thing (after Ed Hannigan)
 Werewolf by night - after Don Perlin
 Ghost Rider - after Mike Ploog

Morbius - after Frank Robbins

Frankenstein - after Dick Briefer

6 December 2019

Rail Riders #17

Inspired by this post over on Down the Tubes I rcalled that I won a year's subscription to Rail Riders magazine (c/o a competition in new Eagle) and that I might be able to help John Freeman in his quest for some art from the comic strip Ben Racey. It turns out that there was more than just a Ben Racey comic strip in there...

Taken from Rail Riders issue 17 (Summer 1986)

5 December 2019

Mighty Max comic - one-off

Back in July 2018 Barrie Tomlinson (@BarrieEditor01) posted this picture up on Twitter of a one-off Mighty Max comic that his son had written (around 1992)...

Over here someone's posted up the pages of a foreign language version of the comic. I can't read it but I can admire the Sandy James artwork.

4 December 2019

Asterix - the ultimate collection is launched

It's the new year very soon so it must be time to start thinking about partworks - we've had Judge Dredd and 2000AD and this year? Well head over here you can start subscribing to "Asterix - the ultimate collection"...I've snagged a few images from their website, check it out :)

3 December 2019

three new books from Rebellion announced - Mills & Kennedy

Over on that Amazon I've spotted a couple of new reprint volumes from the Treasury of British comics line...

First up is The Concrete Surfer - reprinted from Jinty with art by 

The blurb says...
Sent home to Britain after her parents fail to establish a new life in Australia, Jean Everidge is forced to rely on family charity, moving in with her Aunt, Uncle and cousin Carol, successful gymnast, beloved of teachers and pupils alike, and all round charming top girl . Jean has one solace left to her skateboarding, surfing the concrete pavement, while forgetting all her troubles, and feel free.

But Jean s freestyling talent soon attracts attention, and if there s one thing Carol can t stand, it s being out of the spotlight. With the new skatepark freestyle contest coming up, just how far will Carol go to stay number one?

Available here from £8.79
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Rebellion (25 Jun. 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781087636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781087633

The 2nd book is a reprint from Pink and is called The best of Sugar Jones. The synopsis says...

Sugar Jones is the charming twenty-something host of her own late night variety show, beloved by viewers up and down the nation. Only her assistant Susie knows her secret – Sugar is really a selfish, sour, scheming hag of 40, who’ll do anything to make a quick buck!

Available here for £14.95

Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rebellion Graphic Novels (20 Aug. 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781087709
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781087701

Final volume is
The blurb says...
A talented pilot who never loses his determination to defend his country against immense obstacles both technical and personal. 
A squadron undertakes heart-stopping missions to combat the intense night-time assaults of the Axis air force.

So that sounds like 2 issues of War Picture Library being reprints - although I'm not sure at this stage which 2 issues it is
Priced at £14.99 it's available to pre-order here

Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Rebellion Graphic Novels (16 April 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781087792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781087794

2 December 2019

1970s Smurf volumes

I've long had a set of Tintin and Asterix books on my shelves - a much harder set to collect are these 10 volumes of Smurfs book from the 1970, translated by Anthea Bell & Derek Hockridge (just like the Asterix books) - good luck hunting them down...

Book 1 - King Smurf

Book 2 - The Smurfette
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Book 3 - Smurphony in C

Book 4 - The Smurfs and the egg

Book 5 - The Astrosmurf

Book 6 - Romeo and Smurfette

Book 7 - the Smurf's apprentice

Book 8 - the weather Smurfing machine

Book 9 - the Smurfic games

Book 10 - the Smurfs and the Howlibird

1 December 2019

World Aids day 2019

Here's my comic-y contribution to World Aids day - it's some of the highlights from this 1987 A4 56 page black and white magazine...

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