Escape

Cover of the Week – Escape magazine issue 3. Super cool and original Escape always seemed to offer a glimpse at a far more sophisticated comics world that could be found in Paris or Berlin or a really cool part of London a provincial kid like me would never see. You can read more about Escape on Paul Gravett’s website. Cover art here depicting some … Continue reading Escape

Kaiju Cost of Living

Killtopia by Dave Cook/Craig Paton/Robin Jones/Ludwig Olimba Shinji is a wrecker, he scours the forbidden Killtopia hunting grounds looking for salvage from rogue, diseased mechs. Technology is building the city – terraforming mechs using nano tech for industry and agriculture. The same technology is killing humanity – nanotech is being consumed by humans who succumb to ‘the rot’ – unable to heal themselves as the … Continue reading Kaiju Cost of Living

Mandy

Cover of the Week – Mandy issue 409 Dark and grim so-called girls comic Mandy started in 1967, this issue is from November 1974. If you like tales of orphans being mistreated then look out for Mandy. Yes, I did read my sisters copy. No artist or writer credits were included although some continue to research the topic. Continue reading Mandy

!GAG! – Cover of the Week

Cover of the Week !GAG! from Harrier Comics, July 1987. Cover by Ed Pinsent. I had a nice follow up to this post from cover artist Ed Pinsent. How nice to see this. That’s my “painterly” drawing style – I went nuts with the flexible nib! I think Phil Elliott added the colours with hand-separation. This was the height of the so-called “black and white … Continue reading !GAG! – Cover of the Week