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“I Realised at Once that this Was Something Special” – Legendary Artist John Stokes Talks About Classic British Comic Strip ‘Marney the Fox’, Working with Rebellion and His 50-Plus Years in Comics

<b>BROKEN FRONTIER AWARDS – BEST COLLECTION OF CLASSIC MATERIAL WINNER!</b><p>Having gained the rights to a host of Brit weekly comics of yesteryear, 2017 saw</i> …

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How to Write Blog Post Introductions That Make the Rest of Your Post Irresistible

How many people are actually reading your blog posts?<p>It is reported 43% of readers say they skim through posts.<p>If you want people to consume the …

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Beano creators hit back at media sniping as comic hits 80, buoyed by success of new “Dennis and Gnasher” TV show

Dennis lets Channel 4 news anchor Jon Snow have it. Art by Nigel ParkinsonJust after Christmas, perhaps because they’d been drinking too much mulled …

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The Comic Electric (with images, tweets) · booksadventures

The Comic Electric

<b>Apologies.</b><p>This is two weeks late, but we did really need an archive post for all of this, especially if you didn’t manage to connect on the day. We …

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Jim Baikie: A Stripography (and some Musical Notes)

<b></b><b>Here’s a guide to comics artist Jim Baikie’s comics career, including his lesser known British girls’ comic work, revealing his huge contribution to</b> …

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Panel Borders: Music and Comics

Musician and comic writer Gerard WayIn a pair of interviews recorded in front of a live audience, <b>Panel Borders</b> investigates the work of a trio of …

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When Batman got Knocked Off – and encountered British comics “The Spider” along the way!

<b></b><b>In the first of a series of articles, publisher, comics creator and historian of Tamil comics King Viswa reveals some disturbing and bizarre</b> …

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More Jim Baikie artwork

Tributes have appeared on numerous places online since the sad passing of artist Jim Baikie recently. I've found a couple of examples from my …

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In Memoriam: Comic Artist Jim Baikie

We’re sorry to report the passing of Eisner Award-winning Scottish comic artist <b>Jim Baikie</b>, perhaps best known to many downthetubes readers as …

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Maybe the best way to resist in 2018 is to log off the internet more often

For the past year, I’ve been keeping a notebook: In it, I have handwritten recipes, cover letters for pitches and jobs, letters to the government about extending my visa, letters to Congressional representatives about the new horror of the day, statistics from news articles (“average tax cut for …

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The 30 best comic book artists of 2017

Skottie Young<p>There’s a psychotic gleefulness throughout all of Skottie Young’s work that pairs quiet lovingly with Gert in I Hate Fairyland, and this …

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Clive Goddard on the wonders of DACS

The PCO’s very own Clive Goddard, ace cartoonist and spinner of entertaining yarns, takes time to point out the benefits of the artists’ rights …

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First Awesome Comics Podcast anthology in the works, to launch at True Believers in February

The <b>Awesome Comics Anthology</b> – the work of the team who bring you the <b>Awesome Comics Podcast</b> dedicated to British independent comics – is making its …

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Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 18 - It's The Etherington Brothers!

The latest <b>Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast</b> features a great interview with <b>The Etherington Brothers</b>, Robin and Lorenzo, who create some …

Team Girl Collective draws to a close

The <b>TGC Collective</b> – the team behind <i>That Girl Comic</i> – is coming to an end this year.After eight years working together to showcase women comic artists …

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In Memoriam: Eagle artist Gerald Palmer

<i>Rescue of the Cythara</i>, 1983 by Gerald Palmer | Jersey RNLI collectionWe’re sorry to belatedly report the passing of comic artist and illustrator</b> …

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Director’s Commentary: Paula Knight on the Facts of Life

<i>Normally we aim to run our occasional Director’s Commentary features (where we give over the space to the writers and artists to talk about their</i> …

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Steve Niles Returns to 30 Days of Night, Remembers Bernie Wrightson

It’s been 15 years since Steve Niles became an overnight sensation in comics — after many years of work as a writer and editor — with 30 Days of …

Vote now for the Best Indie & Small Press Comic of 2017

What was the best indie and small press comic of 2017? We’ve rundown our list of the top 50, but the ultimate winner is down to you. We’ve hand …

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Filming today with comic artist @seanpphillips fascinating to hear about his creative process - thanks @comicartfest https://t.co/bO19zkl0BM

Edinburgh Comic Con opens this year’s Yancy Street Awards nominations

Nominations for the 2018 short lists have opened for the <b>Yancy Street Awards</b> at <b>Edinburgh Comic Con</b>.The categories for these Awards, inspired by the …

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WebFind: Various Artists - Comics about the Music that inspires us

I’ve just come across <b>Various Artists</b>, a great web site packed with music inspired comics, the brainchild of artist <b>Tim Bird</b>, whose books include <i>Grey</i> …

S.M.A.S.H. a comic, graphic, and novel talkfest in London announced

The <b>London Graphic Novel Network</b> have just announced <b>S.M.A.S.H. a comic, graphic, and novel talkfest</b>, taking place on 20th January 2018 at the Artizan …

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your income exponentially. Books are to business in the millennium what business …

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Puerto Rican Comic Creators Help Hurricane Maria Victims with Puerto Rico Strong, Announced at Library Con Live

Just over two months since Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico with a destructive force that left island residents desperate for survival or …

Bob van den Born, Professor Pi creator, passes away at 90

On Monday, November 27th, the death was announced of Dutch cartoonist and designer Bob van den Born. He was ninety years old, and will probably be …

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