Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Brian Bolland

'Gaze into the fist of Dredd!' I can still remember reading that line in 2000AD.

Always loved Brian Bolland's work. It's so crisp and clean with a lot of tongue-in-cheek to boot. Check out BB's website, there's a gallery of his work from over the years on view. There are also, interviews and for all you budding artists out there, tutorials explaining how he puts together his digital work.

Sunday, 19 September 2010


Cover art by Kevin O'Neill.

Oddball Oates

'Wonder-Herb'? Riiiiight. Art by Tom Kerr, Lion, 27th June 1970.

The Kicktail Kid

Art by David Lloyd.TV Comic dated 26th January 1979.

Race Revell

Art by Joe Colquhoun. Lion, 9th December 1967.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Time Quake

Art by Ian Kennedy. Starlord dated 13th May 1978.

Sooner Or Later

Always a guarantee of strangeness from the mind of Brendan McCarthy.  This episode is from 2000AD dated 26th July 1986. Original art below is from Brendan McCarthy's blog.

Thursday, 16 September 2010


Art by Ian Kennedy.

4D War

Art by David lloyd, from issue 51 of Doctor Who Monthly, 1981.

Paynes's Pioneers

Illustration for a text story by Jeff Bevan. From The Wizard, December 1st 1973.

The Heavy Mob

Art by Jim Watson. Warlord, 25th January 1975.

Jack O'Justice

Art by Tom Kerr. Valiant, 15th May 1965. Nice hand-lettering on this one.

The Steel Claw

Art by Jesus Blasco, Valiant 18th April 1964.  More info here. There's a collection still available if you'd like to partake?

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Lone Star annual

The frontispiece for the Lone Star annual no.2 by Ron Turner. Not sure of the year: late 50s-early 60s?

Wings on His Shoulder

Jeff Bevan. Text story for Rover, October 10th 1964.

The General Sat on the Secret

Jeff Bevan. Text story for Rover, October 10th 1964.

The Mareth Line

Art by Jeff Bevan.Warlord dated March 22nd 1980. An interesting mix of wash and line art for this one.

The script is a bit cringe-worthy though: the Maoris speak like cliché red Indians.  "Much I can forgive the white man-but not this!"
I know, I know: it's just a comic. Anyway, moving along....

Fighters of the Fleet

Ian Kennedy. Warlord March 8th 1980.

Look and Learn Blog

Check out the Look and Learn Blog. Get some beautiful art up yer and learn something interesting at the same time! Two for the price of one. Cor blimey Guv'nor!

The Desert War

Graham Coton illustrates this text story from Lion 18th December 1965. More info about GC here.

Air Ace

Ooo, I just love the interweb. You go looking for one thing and then you come across something else.

Here's some original art by Ian Kennedy for Air Ace Library no. 65, 'Steel Bats', from August 1961 and Air Ace #362 respectively.

The Spinball Wars

By Ron Turner. Battle 25th August 1979.

Arrest Cap'n Kidd

Art by Ted Rawlings. Rover October 10th 1964.


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Friday, 3 September 2010

The Six Million Dollar Man

'We can rebuild him...' Or something like that. Art by Martin Asbury from Look-In dated 13th August 1977.


Art by Ron Embleton from TV21 21st March '2065'. Don't forget: you can re-live the TV21 experience with these reprints on sale now, as we speak, apparently... No commission here, no siree. Ahem.
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