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31 July 2020

2004 - charity deck of trump cards, part 1

I've previously looked at the great spin-off 'decks of cards' that Kev Sutherland put together for the comics festivals he ran in the early '00s. So far I've looked at... 

The (2001) hearts suit of cards is here
The (2001) diamonds suit of cards is here
The (2001) clubs suit of cards is here
The (2001) spades suit of cards is here

He then repeated the exercise in 2003... 
Part 1 of the 2003 deck of cards is here
Part 2 of the 2003 deck of cards is here

Part 3 of the 2003 deck of cards is here

And the 2003 London (winter) comics festival here
And then some extra items here
And then the cards from the 2003 London (winter) comics festival here

A number of these images have been provided thanks to friend of the blog Simon Miller. One of the image he sent was the one below showing his collection of the cards.


The image on the right was of interest because it gave me the best 'evidence' that a final deck of cards existed. I'd previously been alerted to its existence by friend of the blog Ewan Brownlow, he'd provided me with the images below 

Not a bad start but not it left a lot of cards to find! Luckily Simon has filled in all the gaps in one fell swoop :) So here's part 1 of my look at the 2004 Bristol charity deck of trump cards... 





30 July 2020

Edinburgh comic convention, 2014+

I've recently look at a lot at the various programmes produced to tie-in with various comic conventions...

Bristol comic expo (2004-2014) is here
London comic festival 2003 is here
Kev Sutherland festival original art is here
A 'Lawless 2019' miscellany is here
Boys and Girls exhibitions of the 1950s and '60s is here
Glasgow comic art convention is here

...and today it's the turn of The Edinburgh comic convention, which has been running since 2014...

Edinburgh comic convention, 2014

Edinburgh comic convention, 2015, by Dave Golding


Edinburgh comic convention, 2016

Edinburgh comic convention, 2017

Edinburgh comic convention, 2018

Edinburgh comic convention, 2019
cover not to hand - can you help?



29 July 2020

London 2003 comics festival - deck of cards

I've previously looked at the great spin-off 'decks of cards' that Kev Sutherland put together for the comics festivals he ran in the early '00s. So far I've looked at... 

The (2001) hearts suit of cards is here
The (2001) diamonds suit of cards is here
The (2001) clubs suit of cards is here
The (2001) spades suit of cards is here

He then repeated the exercise in 2003... 
Part 1 of the 2003 deck of cards is here
Part 2 of the 2003 deck of cards is here

Part 3 of the 2003 deck of cards is here

And the 2003 London (winter) comics festival here
And then some extra items here

I've now been provided (thanks to friend of the blog Simon Miller) with scans of all the 2003 London (winter) comics festival cards...







 And here's the Mike Collins art for that Angel card...

28 July 2020

Cartoon Musuem gets £100k lottery funding to help safeguard future

We are delighted to report that The Cartoon Museum has been awarded a grant of £98,700 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to support the museum in combatting the severe financial threat resulting from the museum’s closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.



The Cartoon Museum closed on 18 March 2020. As an independent museum with no regular government funding, 75% of our yearly income is through the door – admissions, shop purchases, schools and venue bookings. As a result, the Museum closure has resulted in the loss of nearly 50% of the museum’s yearly income.


With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the museum can now begin to recover from the closure period, and plan to reopen. This includes ensuring the safety of our staff and visitors through social distancing and PPE measures, securing our collection, and working on new digital and socially-distanced activities and exhibitions.



The funding, made possible by National Lottery players, was awarded through The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund. £50million has been made available to provide emergency funding for those most in need across the heritage sector.


The UK-wide fund will address both immediate emergency actions and help organisations to start thinking about recovery.



Director Joe Sullivan said:


“We are incredibly grateful that the National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us through such a difficult time. Their support will safeguard the immediate future of the museum site and our staff’s jobs, and go a long way to securing our long-term sustainability. We want to say a huge thank you to all Lottery players for their support.


We are very lucky that the National Lottery Heritage Fund also supported our Comic Creators project from 2015 – 2019, enabling us to collect over 400 pieces of key British comic art. It is humbling to receive additional funding now, and it is a real vote of confidence for the museum and our unique, nationally-important collection of British cartoons, comics and caricatures. We look forward to welcoming back our visitors as soon as is possible.”


Chair of Trustees Oliver Preston said:


“We are hugely grateful for the £98,700 donation from the NLHF.  After what has been a very worrying 3 months, the museum can now see light at the end of the tunnel. We reopened our doors in 2019 after an £1.1million refurbishment, and this museum of laughter has an exciting new programme of exhibitions and events and is looking forward to welcoming new audiences and old friends with a sense of hope and optimism.”


Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said:

“Heritage has an essential role to play in making communities better places to live, supporting economic regeneration and benefiting our personal wellbeing. All of these things are going to be even more important as we emerge from this current crisis.


Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we are pleased to be able to lend our support to organisations such as The Cartoon Museum during this uncertain time.”


The National Lottery Heritage Fund is currently open to applications for its Heritage Emergency Fund. To find out more visit: https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/responding-coronavirus-covid-19


To find out more about the National Lottery Good Causes visit: www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/coronavirus-pandemic-response

 

About The Cartoon Museum

The Cartoon Museum champions cartoon and comic art, highlighting its importance to culture and society. Since 2006 it has received 420k visitors, and built a nationally important collection of 4,300 cartoons, comics and caricatures, and a library of 18k items. The Cartoon Museum runs a well-attended school programme and sell-out school holiday workshops, and over 50k children and adults have attended cartooning, comics and animation workshops at the museum.


About The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Using money raised by the National Lottery, we inspire, lead and resource the UK’s heritage to create positive change for people and communities, now and in the future. www.heritagefund.org.uk #NationalLotteryHeritageFund

The Heritage Emergency Fund remains open for applications for grants ranging from £3,000 to £250,000 until 31 July 2020. Extra advice and support and longer-term skills and capacity building initiatives has also been made available for the heritage sector. Read more about The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s response to the Covid-19 emergency.


About the National Lottery

  • Since The National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community.
  • National Lottery players contribute around £30 million to good causes every week.
  • The National Lottery has made more than 5,500 millionaires but its primary purpose is giving to good causes - over 565,000 individual grants have been awarded across the UK, that’s the equivalent of 200 life-changing projects in every UK postcode district.

Glasgow comic art convention, 1990-95

I've recently look at a lot at the various programmes produced to tie-in with various comic conventions...

Bristol comic expo (2004-2014) is here
London comic festival 2003 is here
Kev Sutherland festival original art is here
A 'Lawless 2019' miscellany is here
Boys and Girls exhibitions of the 1950s and '60s is here

...and today it's the turn of The Glasgow comic art convention (GCAC), which ran from 1990-95...I've included the listing of all those that contribute pin-ups to these programmes. These are great and well worth tracking down.

Glasgow comic art convention, 1990, A4, 68 pages, cover art by Ian Gibson


Glasgow comic art convention, 1991
cover not to hand - can you help?

Glasgow comic art convention, 1992, A4, 68 pages, cover art by Jamie Hewlett


 Glasgow comic art convention, 1993, A4, 72 pages, cover by Steve Pugh


Glasgow comic art convention, 1994, A5, 64 pages, cover by Mark Buckingham


Glasgow comic art convention, 1995, A5, 16 pages, cover by Steve Yeowell
interior art by Thomas Creilly, Darryl Cunningham, Craig Dixon, Mike Hadley, Robert McCallum, Jim O'Reday and Frank Quitely

27 July 2020

Bucky O'Hare (from DC Thomson), issues 16-20 cover gallery

Bucky O'Hare was that rare beast from DC Thomson - a reprint title! Published in1992 it lasted 20 issues - here's what the last 5 issues looked like...

Part 1 - issues 1-5 is here

Part 2 - issues 6-10 is here

Part 3 - issues 11-15 is here


Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 16

Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 17

Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 18

Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 19

Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 20

26 July 2020

Bucky O'Hare (from DC Thomson), issues 11-15 cover gallery

Bucky O'Hare was that rare beast from DC Thomson - a reprint title! From 1992 it lasted 20 issues - here's what they looked like...

Part 1 - issues 1-5 is here
Part 2 - issues 6-10 is here

Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 11

Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 12

Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 13

Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 14

Bucky O'Hare, published by DC Thomson, issue 15

25 July 2020

Kev Sutherland's comic festivals - extras!

I've previously looked at the great spin-off 'decks of cards' that Kev Sutherland put together for the comics festivals he ran in the early '00s. So far I've looked at... 

The (2001) hearts suit of cards is here
The (2001) diamonds suit of cards is here
The (2001) clubs suit of cards is here
The (2001) spades suit of cards is here

He then repeated the exercise in 2003... 
Part 1 of the 2003 deck of cards is here
Part 2 of the 2003 deck of cards is here

Part 3 of the 2003 deck of cards is here

And the 2003 London (winter) comics festival here

Thanks to that post some more images have come to light - let's see what we've now got...
1). The original art for the DR & Quinch images from the 2003 deck of Christmas cards (so form the London 2003 festival)
...and the cards that they became...

2). A number of the original illustrations have now been supplied to me, let's see what's here...

David Hitchcock (from the Bristol 2003 set)

Simon Coleby (from the Bristol 2003 set - although this card didn't feature in my posts about that set)

Frazer Irving (from the Bristol 2003 set)

Mike Collins (from the Bristol 2003 set)

Chris Weston (from the Bristol 2001 set)

Mark Buckingham (from the Bristol 2003 set)

Gary Spender Millidge (from the Bristol 2001 set)

Kev Sutherland (from the Bristol 2001 set)




3). Steve Marchant has found his artwork for his contribution to the London 2003 festival - he says "...I dug out the charity card design that Kev Sutherland invited me to do for the London Comic Festival in 2003. We could do any type of card so I decided to do an addition to the Land of the Giants cards I'd enjoyed collecting as a boy. They featured either a still from the show or a cast member on one side, and a comic strip installment on the reverse. I took the opportunity of basing Spindrift on the ship in the show, rather than the incorrect 'airplane' design on the original cards"


4). a t-shirt!