Saturday, 20 August 2016

Thin Lizzy

Kinda, sorta, comic art-related. I'm showing my age but I really miss LPs. You'd get a really cool cover with a big bit of art. If you're lucky, it's a gate-fold with something on the inside too? Maybe a lyric sheet or a poster or stickers? And even something unique on the record's label as well? I wasn't really a Lizzy fan when they were popular, but I remember the TV ads and seeing the posters in shops for the Adventures of Thin Lizzy compilation. The art below is provided by Martin Asbury. I pilfered these images from here:

I think the artist who's most remembered for his relationship with Thin Lizzy is Jim Fitzpatrick. In the following series of images you can see the comic influence in his work. I can see some nods to Jack Kirby, or maybe early Barry Smith? Also, some Phillipe Druillet?

Back in the day, a mate of mine had the Chinatown dragon painted on the back of his leather jacket, which looked pretty cool. He did it with Airfix model paints. Being enamel, the paint cracked over time but it gave the image an antiqued look which worked too.

The final image: an unused album cover. You can't get more comic-y than that can you?

Monday, 8 August 2016


Not exactly 'British Comic Art' but it's comic-related innit? It's basically an excuse to display the work of Chris Riddell. I hadn't quite twigged that Neverwhere was a TV show first, and then a novel. It's also been presented on the stage and more recently a version was made for radio by the BBC. Check out The Guardian feature on CR's illustrations for the re-release of the novel.

Art By Glenn Fabry.

The Cursed Earth: Uncensored

So, apparently this has already sold-out (Joe, you sell-out, you!). But, there's a paperback version coming out, so get saving those shekels/creds. Cover by Brian Bolland.

Ah, what the hell, some Mick McMahon art too:


Comicon '76

A lovely piece of Brian Lewis line-work. Well and truly pilfered from Dez Skinn's wonderful website.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

A Giant from Mars

Roland Fiddy provides illustrations for a prose story in the Daily Sketch Modern Boys Annual (sometime in the early 60's).

Comics Interview

Cover by Brian Bolland, for the January 1985 edition of Comics Interview.

Muto Maniac

Art by Mick McMahon. This is from a preview for the first issue of Toxic sent out to wholesaler/retailers circa 1991.

Westminster Comic Mart June 4th 1983

A blast from the past, putting names to faces and what-not.

The Final Quest

Paul Neary again provides some nice art for this issue of Doctor Who Weekly, dated December 5th, 1979. I love the fluid line/brush work and the use of interesting angles (Page 1 final two frames. Page 2, final frame.). And the BEM in frame 2, page 2 is brilliant.