|Art from Nigel's Blog|
In a post entitled Secrets, Part 2, Nigel talks about why he draws and what drawing means to him. He talks about the comics he enjoyed as a kid and how he got started drawing. It was a real pleasure to read a true gentleman, talking about his lifelong and ongoing enthusiasm for drawing comics.
Steve Holland's "Bear Alley" is always interesting and updated almost every day. Named after the "man-made gorge" that led to the storage facility for the records and file copies of of Amalgamated Press magazines in the old Fleetway House built by Alfred Harmsworth, the blog is a fascinating mixture of news of new British comics publications, historical articles on old comics or paperback books and from time to time really good quality scans of classic strips from look and Learn and other comics of my youth.
|The cover to one of Steve's excellent comic index books|
Lew Stringer Comics and Blimey, the Blog of British Comics where he features other peoples publications, convention reports and really interesting memories of British comics of the past 30 years. If Bear Alley concentrates on the adventure strips then Lew's focus tends to be on the superb and unique history of British humour comics.
Images Degrading Forever. Robin is currently featuring "Star Jaws" on the blog, a monthly 'remix' comic, taking pages from old Scomics and telling a totally different story by rewriting the text and 'adjusting' the artwork.
At the moment the title features a Star Jaws strip, which tells the story of Robert and his wookie friend Paul meeting Serigo Aragones and his posse, a series of single page strips by Martin Hand, where super-villains talk about their suppers and Star Jaws Oiks, the tale of two rather familiar yet foul-mouthed robots.
It's fun, great fun. Especially for anyone who remembers the original comics and with past entries featuring Robin and his artist friends take on Marvel Team-Up and Captain Britain comics this is well worth a look.
I'll cover a few more Blogs in a future post, but for now I'd love to hear what British comics blogs other people are reading that I might be missing.
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