UK Comics

This 'Star Wars' Comic Finally Explains How BB-8 Got Its Unique Look

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Comedy

When 'The Force Awakens' hit the silver screen in December 2015, it brought up more questions than it answered - like why is Kylo Ren so grumpy? But o...

Doctor (Not That) Strange?

Roger Crow | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

I was a fan of the comic, and hoped that one day we would see a lavish big screen version. So when the news arrived at that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing the eponymous sorcerer, like millions of fans around the world, I was thrilled by the news. Now the trailer has arrived, I'm not so sure.

The Department of Ability: Calling For Disabled Characters in Children's Comic Books and TV

Emily Davison | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

The children's entertainment enterprise is a thriving industry with studies showing that 70% of children (between the ages of 0-8) spend their time watching nearly 2 hours of TV a day. The comic book industry is a multi billion-dollar enterprise with many popular annual events like Comic Con being dedicated to comic book fans and enthusiast alike.

Think Your Superhero Costume Is Good? How About THIS

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech

Thomas DePetrillo is man who looks at the Avengers and realises that life is cruelly unfair. Why is that these actors get to feel like superheroes whe...

Comedian Simon Rakoff: Making Ugly Truths Palatable

Liberty Forrest | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Liberty Forrest

(Photo of Simon Rakoff courtesy of Alex Urosevic) Like so many other people on the planet, I grew up in an environment that was loaded with abuse an...

This Is Actually A Real-Life Man Wearing Nothing But Makeup

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Style

If the video above doesn't leave you with your jaw on the floor, we don't know what will. Argenis Pinal is a California-based cosmetologist, who j...

Batman's Worst Nightmare

Andy Bush | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I think about Batman a lot, I kind of feel sorry for him - it must be exhausting all that being at the 'beck and call' of Gotham City lark. I imagine ...

Little Girl Complained To DC About The Lack Of Female Superheroes, So They Made Her One

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An 11-year-old girl has been turned into a superhero after complaining to DC Comics about the lack of female role models in their graphic novels. R...

Aquaman Just Got Sexy. Jason Momoa Sexy.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Making Aquaman look cool in time for the latest Batman reboot was never going to be easy, but 'Thrones' star Jason Momoa seems to have pulled it off. ...

Putting More Diversity in Comics and Illustration: Why I'm Taking the #NonIdentikit Challenge

Sarah McIntyre | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah McIntyre

One of the problems with drawing diverse characters in cartoons and comics is that making main characters generic is one way to get readers to identify with them. We read characters into even the simplest shapes.

Meditation Comic Of The Week Tells Us How To Be Open To Love

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The second in a series of meditation comics especially for The Huffington Post UK is all about being open to love. Mike Medaglia, an illustrator a...

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

So You Want to Be a Storyboard Artist?

Adam Hamdy | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Storyboard artists are currently being "screwed" in Hollywood... In the ebb and flow of the storyboard process it can be hard to keep track of how much the storyboard artist is fulfilling the director's vision, and how much he or she is originating ideas.

Happy Birthday Batman!

Olly MacNamee | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

This Wednesday 23rd July sees DC Comics proclaim the day, otherwise known to the comic-book buying fans such as myself as New Comic Book Day, as Batman's official 75th birthday.

Free Comic Book Day 2014

Olly MacNamee | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly MacNamee

In many shops it has become more than just the giving away of comics in the hope that some newbie will be back the following week and become a collector. It has become a day for the family too; my eight-year-old daughter may even be looking forward to it more than me.

Our Superheroes Are Getting Too Dark

Pat Higgins | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

The darkness in the Superior Spider-Man arc has meant that I've been quietly hiding the comics rather than encouraging my kids to flick through them as I used to. The darkness in Man of Steel means that those same kids will grow up with the Reeve movies rather than the Cavill ones, which is probably cooler anyway.

Star Wars the Crimson Empire by Dark Horse Comics - Review

Robert Bradley | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

In spite of its size, the graphic novel can be read at a great pace and holds host to some of the best Star Wars artwork you're likely to see for a novel of its size. The story is classically structured yet effective, and many of the Star Wars fans will recognise places and locations used.

Comic Book Artist Takes Tattoo Customisation To A Whole New Level

Rex/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When deciding whether or not to have a tattoo, it's always a struggle to find that one design that will accompany you through your older years and sti...

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Dr Dan Smith | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Dan Smith

When I mentioned I was off to Kendal for The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, people asked if it was a comic con kind of thing. I answered that although I do go to those sorts of events, this is more of a literary festival.

Book Review: Soho Dives, Soho Divas by Rian Hughes

Robert Bradley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

The book is inspiring to anyone whom has ever appreciated the female form and held a pencil at the same time.

Fan Run Sci-fi Event Boosts Gaming Strand

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Following the hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, London based Sci-fi convention Nine Worlds Geekfest, has steadily been adding a roster of amazing guests and speakers to its inaugural lineup.

Excited for Man of Steel? Why Wouldn't I Be?

Ortis Deley | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ortis Deley

The cast, the scriptwriter, the producer, the composer (Yes, I am listening to snatches of Hans Zimmer's score as I write this!) It's the optimum mix of the right talent at the right time that can only lead to perfection, right? I am firm in the belief that Man of Steel could be the most epic superhero story ever told on the big screen.

And The Award For Sexiest Superhero Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Not a day goes by when HuffPost UK Lifestyle don't dream of having superhero powers. Whether putting on an invisibility cloak to sneak out of meeti...

Superman and Me

Dave Gibbons | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dave Gibbons

If anybody ever asks me, "who's your favourite superhero?", I always have to say Superman, because he is the grand-daddy of them all. If there wasn't Superman, there wouldn't be superhero comics at all.

Superman, Batman and Spiderman Are So Not American

Ben Gregor | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ben Gregor

Go watch the Superman making-of featurette. Henry Cavill, the actor playing Superman, is English. I know you know this, but still, it's wonderfully unnerving to hear him talk. He went to a boarding school in Buckinghamshire. He did prep. Superman was nurtured not on an alien planet, but in the Home Counties.