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