Category Archives: british comics

mixed media in comics

comics do not normally involve mixed media in an obvious way (not now mckean) + tend to save incorporating other artforms like photography until they are needed for a spectacular effect, as in the three pages from thor 161 reproduced … Continue reading

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ron turner + early 20th century propaganda posters

on the subject of ron turner’s dalek art for tv century 21 (see previous article: digital vs hand drawn comic strips), most of it looks closer to early 20th century political poster art than late 20th century sequential art, implying … Continue reading

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digital vs hand drawn comic strips

the trouble with web comics is they tend to opt for standard geometrical panel shapes + can lose a lot of the grammar developed over the history of the comic strip pertaining to the arrangement of the panels on the … Continue reading

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artwork by brian bolland + mike mcmahon still being omitted from recent 2000ad reprints

it is well known that brian bolland + mike mcmahon drew two episodes of judge dredd each involving characters (ronald mcdonald, the jolly green giant, etc) whose copyright did not belong to IPC + which they ought to have requested … Continue reading

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just got the Q P Dahl joke

‘Q P Dahl’ + ‘Kewpie doll’ are pronounced differently in the UK but they sound the same in the states – Lt Q P Dahl from the sally forth strip by wally wood is basically a kewpie doll in US … Continue reading

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demonstrating the eagle was in an american tradition

this ought to be possible simply by disentangling statements made in ‘the man who drew tomorrow‘ by alastair crompton (who probably ought to have realised it himself while he was writing the book) in which what must surely be a … Continue reading

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the dan dare annual 1974

unlike the hard cover hawk books dan dare reprints from the 1990s which consisted of scans taken from the comics published in the 50s the dan dare annual 1974 appears to have used the original artwork the clues to this … Continue reading

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