Monday, 30 June 2014
Friday, 27 June 2014
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Dave Hine has been posting some interesting stuff from the comic box he keeps under his bed, including a 2000AD Special I designed in 1992 called ACTION with an impressive list of creators including: Peter Hogan, Sean Phillips, John Tomlinson, Jim Baikie, Alan McKenzie, Brett Ewins, Si Spencer, Shaky Kane, Lew Stringer, John Smith, John Burns, Brendan McCarthy, David Hine and Mark Millar. Go to his Waiting For Trade blog and take a look.
Sunday, 22 June 2014
A quick trip into town yesterday got me to Gosh! just in time for the wrap of 'That's Because You're A Robot' signing by David Quantick and Shaky Kane (above) which was hosted by Tom Oldham. Also in attendance amongst others, were Jane Kitty Pride Kane, David Hine, Jason Atomic, Mark Stafford and Rebekah Ford. A good time was had by all!
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Friday, 20 June 2014
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Art dude supremo and friend of Oranges, Shaky Kane of Bulletproof Coffin fame and David Quantick, writer on HBO’s award winning Veep are going to be at Gosh! in London, this Saturday to sign copies of their new Image One-Shot, That’s Because You’re A Robot mentioned here just a few days ago. More about that later... but meanwhile there's yet another new Shaky comic on the block and it's called Cap'n Dinosaur (where does he get the time?!?). This one is by Shaky, Kek-W and Comicraft and here are a few images to whet your appetite.
As Image states here: An homage to the classic comics, CAP’N DINOSAUR pulls inspiration from mail-order-advertisements found in comic series of the 1950s and 1960s. When a mysterious drowned man falls out of the clear blue sky, The Cap’n and Honey Moon follow a trail which leads them to a deserted amusement park, but what they find will take readers’ breath away in this one-shot issue.
“Half the fun of old comic books were the mail order adverts,” said Kane. “So I figured that if the mail order adverts were to somehow feature in the story itself, well then you'd get the full fun!”
"Shaky and I are trying to channel a free-wheeling old school spirit—harness the strangeness that used to infect comics back in the late 50s and early 60s,” elaborated Kek-W. “We want to inject some fun back into things. Reality is overrated!"
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
A little trip to visit my parents at the weekend ended with a bit of a discovery in the garden shed, once I'd got past their cat that seemed to be guarding it diligently. Three boxes of my old British Marvel comics and in pretty pristine nick too, considering they must have been stashed away out there for at least 30 years. I'll scan them at some point, but meanwhile here are a few peeks into the boxes...
Sunday, 15 June 2014
Saturday, 14 June 2014
There's a fascinating new entry on Alan McKenzie's blog, Marvel in the Silver Age, looking at the Marvel imitators of the mid-1960s. It's well worth a read, 'cause when it comes to comics, Alan knows his stuff! Click this link.
Friday, 13 June 2014
Here's a little plug for Shaky Kane. He's got a brand new website where you can buy all kinds of Shaky merch, including these very cool Fan Club badges. He's also got a new comic out called 'That's Because You're A Robot', a recent collaboration with writer David Quantick...
Click here for The Shaky Kane Website!