Saturday, 27 February 2010

Whip Tip Tales

By S.Clay Wilson, 1969. The story originally appeared in San Francisco Comic Book No.1.

Animal Heroes

There are some nice cover illustrations from Look And Learn magazine over on Paul O'Connell's blog.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Famous Cartoonists Buttons

From the back cover of Bizarre Sex issue 1, 1972 Kitchen Sink Enterprises. I wonder if they're still available?

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Dan Clowes!

I just heard that Dan Clowes has a new graphic novel coming out from Drawn & Quarterly!
It's called "Wison", and here's a page from it.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Trains Are...Mint No.6

Oliver East's new comic is now online and free to read in your own time.

It's REALLY good.

Kirby Speaks!

Here's a link to a Jack Kirby talk from 1970. Kirby's talk is about half way down the page.
"Kirby sounds like a forceful visionary let loose on a crowd, practically preaching." (Dan Nadel).
Link via Comics Comics.

Below is a page of Kirby pencils from True Divorce Cases issue 1, from 1970 (and published in the Jack Kirby Collector vol.6, no. 23, 1999).

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

The Weekly Strip

I've joined this together with part one (which was last week's strip).

See more at the Somersault archive.

Ronald Searle exhibition at the Cartoon Museum

From the Forbidden Planet blog :

Coming up soon, the Cartoon Museum in Little Russell Street, London, celebrates the 90th birthday of cartoonist Ronald Searle with an exhibition kicking off on the 3rd of March and running through to the 4th of July.

Ronald Searle exhibition Cartoon Museum

Monday, 22 February 2010

Sean Duffield & Lawrence Elwick

A preview of their forthcoming story "Caging The Snow Lion", which will appear in a collection of anti-war themed comic strips edited by Sean Duffield. The strip tells the story of the situation in Tibet through the eyes of a monk who was imprisoned and tortured for 33 years...

For more information, contact Sean on

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Wonder Wart-Hog

From "ZAM", 1974, which was a Zap 'jam' Comic. This story is mainly by Gilbert Shelton.

Friday, 19 February 2010

The phable of a busted romance (1916)

Brighton ZineFest 2010

This weekend is the Brighton Zine Fest, which includes a ‘zine (and comix) fayre, vegan dinner, alt cabaret and more.
The fayre takes place on Saturday (tomorrow), 1:30pm - 5:30pm at Hanover Community Centre, 33 Southover St, Brighton.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Is There Life After Levittown?

By Bill Griffith (from Lemme Outa Here!, 1978).

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

APF Feb 2010...

.... absolutely f*cking ROCKED!! Huge thanks to Jimi, Pete, and Gareth for making it happen. It was also great to share a table with Hurk and Kevin Ward. Just so much fun!
Above is a picture from, below is one from Kevin Ward.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Friday, 12 February 2010

Alternative Press Fair : Tomorrow!


Saturday 13th February
St. Aloysius' Social Club
Corner of Eversholt Street and Phoenix Road
London NW1 1TA

Nearest Tube: Euston

12 pm - midnight (FREE)

A day of zines, comix, poetry, radical literature, printmaking and anything else self-published! Then from 6pm there will be a birthday party to celebrate our 1st year - with music, spoken work, DJ's and open mic. So come along and be a part of the day.
There will be food and drinks on sale from the kitchen, as well as something stronger from the club's modestly priced bar.

High Rollin'

By Robert Armstrong (from Arcade issue 6, 1976).

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Monday, 8 February 2010

The Snow Man (1932)

Thanks to Noelle for the link.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Glenn Head on the Underground Scene

Copies of Hotwire Comix no.3 should be crossing the North Atlantic about now (Hotwire 3 and the Newave! mini comix collection appearing in the same month!! Wowee!), but in the meantime, here's a nice write up of an interview with Hotwire editor Glenn Head :

With new work by the likes of Johnny Ryan, Max Andersson, Sam Henderson, Stephane Blanquet, Doug Allen, Michael Kupperman, Mack White, and Jeremy Onsmith, Hotwire 3 is certain to deliver the psychic jolt it promises. There are page previews on the official site.

Listen out for the cat howling in this film:

Friday, 5 February 2010

Ellen Lindner interviews Jimi Gherkin and Peter Lally...

... at Angoulême!

And don't forget to tune into the Alternative Press Radio Hour. The first show can be downloaded here.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Tuesday, 2 February 2010