Thursday, 30 December 2010

I'm back!

No idea who drew this!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Image sent by Noelle Barby.

P.S. It'll be a bit quiet around here until the end of the year. See you in a week or so!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Eddie Elephant by Holly Chambers

Cartoon Snap has a few pages of this rather bizarre-looking funny animal comic from the 40's.

Just as interesting is this piece of biographical information provided by Milton Knight about the artist :

“It's Holly Chambers! (Holly was his middle name; I think his first name began with an E.) My late friend, Howie Post, used to share a studio with him and had several vivid tales to tell: he described Chambers as a handsome, charismatic "psychotic" who could walk out with a bar stool and stare down the bartender with a "what are you going to do about it?"

Post also revealed that Chambers was a heroin addict who could shoot up and complete a comic book overnight: "Who needs women when you have this??"
As colorful as his comics, that was Holly Chambers. Howard lost track of him in the 50s, and suspected that he was "rubbed out" by his drug connections.”

Monday, 13 December 2010

A Man with a Plan

Blank Slate's Kenny Penman announces the books he’s planning to publish in 2011, and talks about the state of comics publishing in the UK. It's a heartening read.

Link via Joe Gordon on Forbidden Planet.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Today in Brighton...

Fanzine and Comic Fair at the Cowley Club, Brighton - Saturday 11 December, 12pm to 6.30pm - FREE
Should be lots of comics on sale!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

DownTown featuring Uncle Paddy

The complete Uncle Paddy series, from the Stool Pigeon magazine and Forbidden Planet blog.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Saturday, 4 December 2010

John K discusses Kurtzman's Hey Look!

And here's a collection of Hey Look! pages on

(link via Cartoon SNAP).

Friday, 3 December 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Monday, 29 November 2010

Early animation loops

The first home cinema projectors that where brought on the market were small hand crancked 35 mm projectors, often lighted by a kerosine lamp. They were manufactured througout the first half of the 20th century, mostly by a couple of German toy manufacturers that were all located in Nuremberg. More.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

It's tomorrow...

The UK's free alternative comics fair...

Art by Paul Ashley Brown.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Nuts by Gahan Wilson

These are lovely. A 70's series for National Lampoon by Gahan Wilson.
Fantagraphics will be reprinting them next year.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Announcing : The first issue of THE COMIX READER, Britain's new Underground, Alternative, Independent, Satirical, Carnivalesque, ComixStrip Compendium!

The Comix Reader is a 24 page tabloid-sized (approximately A3) anthology of mainly full colour comic strips that strives to recapture some of the fun and free spirit of the 60's underground press. Printed on newsprint with a cover price of just £1, it's the opposite of the expensive limited edition; accessible to all who are interested. It's also an experiment in distribution and publishing : 9,000 copies paid for and distributed by the artists - a first, small attempt in taking "alternative" comics to a wider audience. People love comics!

It features work by 22 artists : Tobias Tak, Steve Tillotson, Ralph Kidson, Ellen Lindner, Paul O'Connell, Saban Kazim, Bird, Tim & Alex Levin, Gareth Brookes, Paul Ashley Brown, Lord Hurk, Kat Kon, Daniel Locke, Julia Homersham, Lawrence Elwick, Alex Potts, Jimi Gherkin, Scott Smith, Peter Lally, Sina Evil, and Richard Cowdry.

See for the latest news, stockists and ordering details.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats

From : The life and work of the Edwardian cat artist Louis Wain, whose obsession drove him into the madhouse, is being explored by writer and broadcaster David Quantick and artist Savage Pencil in their serialised biography for Alan Moore’s Dodgem Logic magazine. Quantick and Pencil discuss their fascination with Wain and their approach to comics in an illustrated presentation. The evening also marks the publication from The London Print Studio of a set of four signed, limited-edition silkscreen cards by Savage Pencil inspired by Wain’s cats.

Tickets: £4, booking required
Where: London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, London W10
When: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 7pm to 8pm

More details…

Sunday, 21 November 2010

The Mexican Revolution through US eyes

From : The Mexican Revolution which began in 1910 was closely watched by the US. A Mexico City exhibition shows how US cartoonists depicted the volatile events south of the border. US magnates such as Hearst, Guggenheim and Rockefeller had big investments there...
More here.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010

Agence Eureka

A fantastic collection of images here!

Thanks to Dan Locke for the link!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Six x-rated comics you can read without shame

An interesting article that appeared on Comic Book Resources the other day.


The comments section is worth a read too - many more examples of favourite sexy comics are given.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Art by Martyn Warren.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Radiator Relationships

An early strip by Mark Beyer from the comics anthology "Lemmee Outta Here!", one of the great underground comix of the late 70's (when the underground was supposedly dead).

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Banal Pig's Showcase

Stevo Tillotson's new comic.
He'll be doing competitions to win a free copy in the near future, plus a special discount for banal pig lovers so watch his blog!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Don Donahue - R.I.P

The pioneering underground comix publisher died last week. Publisher of the very first issues of Zap Comix, plus other Robert Crumb comics, S.Clay Wilson, Rory Hayes, and many others.

Dan Nadal has written a nice article on Comics Comics.

Panel from "Gary's Birthday Present", 1986, published in Weirdo issue 24. Art by Dori Seda and Don Donahue.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

S.Clay Wilson

From Zap Comix issue 2, 1968.

Monday, 25 October 2010

spank fanzine #25, September 1998

An interesting Dan Clowes imitation.

Friday, 22 October 2010


George Spratt (?) c1831