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Bluto makes his debut

Bluto makes his debut

NEW SALE ITEM: Bluto makes his debut – the first time that the character appears in the Popeye comic strip. This screenprint was made using a drawing by the artist who invented Popeye, Elzie Segar, who died in 1938. Popeye was originally a minor character in a strip syndicated in American newspapers. It was called […]

Olive Oyl gazes (between yellow blocks)

Olive Oyl gazes into space

NEW SALE ITEM! (Only four left.) Olive Oyl gazes into space. I like the way the white space in front of her gives her thoughts room to resonate. And I’ve also come to love great areas of simple colour, something that screenprinting is very good at. This image is a detail of a panel first […]

Pilot fights against the odds

Pilot fights overwhelming odds

A bewildered pilot wonders “Where do they all come from?” as he fights overwhelming odds. I was a great fan of  Commando! comics as a boy. I especially enjoyed the story lines which emphasised the complexities and psychological impact of war. This panel gets the reader into the fraught chaos of the pilot’s cockpit. Commando! […]

hurricane with guns blazing

Hurricane with guns blazing

NEW SALE ITEM! Hurricane with guns blazing! This warhorse was the RAF’s main fighter aircraft during the Battle of Britain – there were many more Hurricanes than Spitfires in service at that stage. Because the Hurricane was slower than the Spitfire, the squadrons flying the slower aircraft were generally told to intercept German fighters, leaving […]

Scared stiff

A soldier admits he’s scared stiff

SALE ITEM: FOUR LEFT A soldier is unusually honest about how he feels: scared stiff. I like the way his face is shaded – which seems unusual but gives a sense of retrospection and perhaps even shame. The background swirls with smoke or emotion-laden clouds. This is an image from the ever-popular Commando comics, pocket-sized […]

Auf wiedersehen Englander

Auf wiedersehen Englander!

SALE ITEM – ONE THIRD OFF Auf wiedersehen Englander! A German in Allied uniform tells a British soldier ‘See you later’ (in German) as he shoots him. Great stuff from the Victor comic. Apparently Germans used this ruse a lot at the beginning of the so-called Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes, the last […]

Korky the Cat gets into a fight

Korky The Cat gets into a fight

KORKY THE CAT GETS INTO A FIGHT – NEW SALE ITEM Korky The Cat gets into a fight and invites a normal cat to box him – it’s a kind of anthropomorphic joke. Korky is accepted by the human characters of the strip as another human – and he fights like a man, with his […]

The Dandy and the Beatle-mice

Korky the Cat and the Beetle-mice NEW SALE ITEM!

NEW SALE ITEM! Dandy favourite Korky the Cat plays with the Fab Four Beetle-mice. Remember, the Beetles were at their hey day in the early 1960s, the date of this front cover, so it represents a fusion of two giants of popular culture. This is a four-colour screenprint, with green created by overlapping blue and […]

Desperate Dan recycles paper

Desperate Dan recycles paper

NEW SCREENPRINT ON SALE – A THIRD OFF! Desperate Dan is environmentally conscious – and recycles paper. This strip appeared during the Second World War, and could be seen as part of the national effort to conserve resources in the battle against Nazism. Dan made his appearance in the first issue of The Dandy – […]

Gnasher behind bars

Gnasher behind bars

NEW SALE SCREENPRINT – JUST TWO LEFT Gnasher is behind bars but seems strangely cheerful. Gnasher is, of course, the companion of Dennis the Menace. Dennis, the star of The Beano comic, first appeared in 1951. He has since become a kind of national mascot – what Asterix is to France, or Oor Wullie is […]