You can’t have failed to hear the news about the end of the print edition of The Dandy, which ran across all the media yesterday. BBC news had the story, national newspapers covered it, The One Show ran a profile of Desperate Dan (why do TV people always have to put the presenters in boxes with […]
Sometimes cartoonists find that their lovingly crafted drawings don’t look quite as intended when they appear in print. When PCOer Wilbur Dawbarn opened the current issue of The Dandy, he was slightly confused by one of the frames in his strip “Mr Meecher, the Uncool Teacher”, above. It seems that a Mr Meecher from a […]
The DFC, the short-lived children’s comic which was launched in 2008 (much covered here on the Bloghorn) could be set for a return. The publisher David Fickling has indicated that the comic could return in 2011, while acknowledging that its subscription-only format was probably a mistake. The comics blog downthetubes.net has the story.
The final issue of the DFC is out today, though a group of artists and writers who were involved in the comic have launched a new blog dedicated to news, drawings, and new projects called Super Comics Adventure Squad. You can also read some of the strips that will not now appear in print on […]
Following on from his look at the weird and wonderful work of Fletcher Hanks, PCOer John Jensen takes another trip back to the comic books of the 1930s and 1940s with the focus on his native Australia “The Case of the Haunted Piecrust”, “Wocko the Beaut”, “Supa-Dupa Man”, “Speed Umplestoop” and “Tripalong Hoppity” – all […]
PCOer Royston Robertson writes: The Forbidden Planet blog has a nice piece to mark six months of The DFC, the subscription-only kids’ comic launched earlier this year. Instead of canvassing the opinions of grown-up comic fans, they’ve interviewed a member of the target audience: Molly, nine. This was interesting to me as my son, who […]
Les Barton, a fine cartoonist who worked in both the gag cartoons and the comics markets, has died. He was as well known for cartoons in magazines such as Punch as for his comic work, including the much-loved “I Spy” in Sparky. Born in 1923, he began selling cartoons in the 1940s and was a […]
The perceived wisdom is that the children’s comic market in Britain is in decline, but Random House publishing is attempting to reverse the trend with a new comic called The DFC. Initially the comic, which is aimed at eight to 12-year-olds, will be subscription only, though there are plans for it to appear in shops. […]