Top 10 Graphic Novels for 26 March 2015

Top 10 Graphic Novels for 26 March 2015

Nemo:River Of Ghosts by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill is at number 1 in our Top Ten Graphic Novels. The last book in the melodramatic, Jules Verne meets H.P. Lovecraft, adventure, in the classic pulp trad… Read more
How I Got To Now

How I Got To Now

In this six-part series, Paul Gravett talks to Paul B Rainey about how life led him to create There’s No Time Like The Present,  a graphic-novel project that has taken him seven years to complete, and how… Read more
One Minute With Karrie Fransman

One Minute With Karrie Fransman

Karrie Fransman is the author of the graphic novels Death Of The Artist and The House That Groaned. Where are you now and what can you see? I am in bed. I have a studio down the corridor, but on some rare and cold winter mo… Read more
One Minute With Darryl Cunningham

One Minute With Darryl Cunningham

Darryl Cunningham is the author of Supercrash: How To Hijack The Global Economy Where are you now and what can you see? I’m in a town in Yorkshire. From my window I can look down the valley into the town. Looking to… Read more
One Minute With Paul B Rainey

One Minute With Paul B Rainey

Paul B Rainey is the author of There’s No Time Like The Present. Where are you now and what can you see? I am currently sitting at my desk writing this on my laptop surrounded by letters, doodles and drawing pens. I… Read more
One Minute With Jan Cleijne

One Minute With Jan Cleijne

Jan Cleijne is the author of Legends Of The Tour. Where are you now and what can you see? It’s the morning after the Dutch national football team were defeated by Argentina in the World Cup semi-finals. I am stand… Read more
One Minute With Gary Northfield

One Minute With Gary Northfield

Where are you now and what can you see? Sitting in my studio. I can see my billions of books. I buy too many books. In fact my girlfriend has just told me off for buying too many books. She has a point. What are you currently r… Read more
One Minute With Isabel Greenberg

One Minute With Isabel Greenberg

Isabel Greenberg is the author of The Encyclopedia of Early Earth. Where are you now and what can you see? I am sitting in my studio, which is very near a school playground, so although I can’t see anything terrib… Read more
One Minute With Ian Williams

One Minute With Ian Williams

Ian Williams is the author of The Bad Doctor Where are you now and what can you see? I’m lying on my bed in my flat in Hove, semi-propped by pillows, with my macbook resting on my lap. The afternoon sun is shining thr… Read more
Page Turner: She Lives! Woodrow Phoenix’s Bigger Book

The Biggest Graphic Novel Ever Made

She Lives! is a one-off wonder that is one of the highlights of the Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK exhibition at The British Library. “She Lives!” is a one-metre-square giant graphic novel, on d… Read more
One Minute With Warren Pleece

One Minute With Warren Pleece

Warren Pleece is the co-creator of The Great Unwashed. Where are you now and what can you see? I’m at home in Brighton on a typically rainy Bank Holiday, perfect for Kitchen Sink drama, afternoon tea and a some ta… Read more
The Cat That Hates Television!

The Return of Calculus Cat

“Woss Onna Telly?!” Esteemed cartoonist and “National Treasure” Hunt Emerson, he of The Beano and Dante’s Inferno all at the same time, is over the month of June 2014 raising funds to publish for… Read more
One Minute With Gary Pleece

One Minute With Gary Pleece

Gary Pleece is the co-creator of The Great Unwashed. Where are you now and what can you see?  I’m on a little insignificant Island, being cut adrift from all civilisation and cultural richness and descending into… Read more
Alby Figgs: Community Support Theorist

Alby Figgs: Community Support Theorist

This month delivers another thick slice of Alby Figgs wisdom in Community Support Theorist from Warren Pleece. “Its sees our Albert foxing the minds of London’s prime police enabling support sta… Read more
One Minute With Woodrow Phoenix

One Minute With Woodrow Phoenix

Where are you now and what can you see? I am sitting in my studio in Aldgate, which I share with two other colleagues: artists Ilya and Jake. We are directly opposite Aldgate tube station, in London, so from my window I ca… Read more
Graphic Novels by Warren Pleece

Graphic Novels by Warren Pleece

Warren Pleece is a stranger to Photoshop, and creating graphic novels takes time, so he is always busy working things out with a pencil. He has created work in many episodic comic-books for America: Hellblazer, ThRead more
The League of Gentlemen and British Noir

The League of Gentlemen and British Noir

Watching the British TV Series Vera. Based on the novels of Ann Cleeves. I was struck by how alike it was to The Great Unwashed. The dark noir set in the UK. The way the characters are strong and marked, damaged by life, an… Read more
Fighting For Your Consumer Rights

Fighting For Your Consumer Rights

Paul B Rainey’s comic page, “Eric Pickles Fighting For Your Consumer Rights” about Eric Pickles, a British politician, it has been recently published in Viz Comic. See the whole page on Paul B… Read more
Eddie Campbell: Living In A Comic

Eddie Campbell: Living In A Comic

Why is this man so distressedd? Is he suffering the pangs of romantic rejection? Is he suffering from the anguish of living his life through an autobiographical comic book? Does he have hayfever? John Freeman of Down… Read more
Comics: A Global History

Comics: A Global History

Escape was one of a handful of magazines… through which the various alternative comics communities around Europe and America began to forge a shared identity in the 1980s. Escape championed British… Read more
Alby Figgs Comics “Pickled Figgs”

Alby Figgs Comics “Pickled Figgs”

Warren Pleece has a monthly strip that he is publishing on his blog. This month’s brand new Alby Figgs Episode “Pickled Figgs” where our 70 something ledge gets himself in a right stew stuck in an u… Read more
Punk Memories

Punk Memories

Several of the Escape Artists will have their works displayed in the Comics Unmasked Exhibition at the British Library opening soon. Here is the wiggy John Bagnall with “Punk Memories” from Iss… Read more
The Savage World of Austin Osman Spare

The Savage World of Austin Osman Spare

Several of the Escape Artists will have their works displayed in the Comics Unmasked Exhibition at the British Library opening soon. Here is more wiggy work this from Savage Pencil or Sav X as he signs himself, with… Read more
Myra in Perpetuity

Myra in Perpetuity

Paul Gravett tells us the wonderful story that while going through the archive during his research with John Harris Dunning for the Comics Unmasked Exhibition at the British Library, and discovering to his d… Read more
Meeting in the Middle

Meeting in the Middle

Warren Pleece co-creator and artist of The Great Unwashed, talks to Paul Gravett

Paul Gravett: Did your parents know your name sounded like War and Peace? I’m sure I read this on Wikipedia once but it got removed! Warren Pleece: Actually, they didn’t! My English teacher often called… Read more