UK Comics

So You Want to Be a Storyboard Artist?

Adam Hamdy | Posted 05.08.2014 | 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 22.07.2014 | 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.

What Being a Feminist Actually Means

Isy Suttie | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Isy Suttie

I can't believe that when I used to hear the word "feminist" in my teens, I used to think I'd have to get hold of a fleece and dangly earrings to 'join' ... Now I'm a bit older, I'm proud to call myself a feminist - and to take action too, because sticks and stones may break the bones of misogyny, but words will never hurt it.

The Digital Reinvention of Comics

Dave Morris | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech
Dave Morris

Comics have always been storyboards. In the absence of today's tech, writers and artists had to find ways to nudge the reader's attention to the right word balloon, to make them parse and run the images cinematically in their mind without the intrusion of a storyboard's zoom lines and motion arrows.

Judge Dredd Might Be Gay Say 2000 AD Writers

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Tech

The writers of the legendary lawman Judge Dredd have caused a stir among fans by suggesting he might be gay. The latest edition of the comic 2000 A...

PICTURES: Comedians In A New Light

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Comedy

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival - and, to celebrate, it's hosting an exclusive exhibition from top comedy pho...

The best comics of 2012

Dr Dan Smith | Posted 28.02.2013 | Home
Dr Dan Smith

February saw the arrival of the first London Super Comic Convention. An enormous hall at the ExCel in Docklands was filled by fans, cosplayers, stalls, comic creators and something like a god. Amongst the mortals, the mighty Stan Lee walked, smiled, posed for photos, bringing joy and goodwill to all.

British Comedy - More Serious Than Chicken Cottage

Ronnie Joice | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the British Comedy Awards. Having missed my opportunity to do so two years in a row previously, I was naturally excited to be in a room surrounded by my favourite British comics

Comics - Reaching the Parts Other Literature Can't Reach

Hannah Berry | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home
Hannah Berry

Fortunately, little by little, comics are creeping into national consciousness. It's accepted that the comic format can and regularly does have the same depth as a prose novel. Though tensions are still high in places, the graphic novel at least is broadly accepted as an equal citizen in the literary world.

Obama Art: The Most Inspirational President Of All Time?

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 06.01.2013 | Home

President Barack Obama's fall from American saviour and harbinger of world peace to fallible politician who might yet lose an election to Mitt Romney ...

Confessions of a Star Wars Fan

Matt Zitron | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Matt Zitron

I'm going to make a declaration: I like the prequels. In fact, I really like them. All three have a soft spot in my heart. Look, they're not the original films, but they have merits.

Going Local - An Outsiders' Insider Guide to Portsmouth

Naomi Thompson | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Thompson

In the last couple of years my home town of Portsmouth has undergone something of a curious transformation. This normally risk-averse island has been putting two fingers up at the cainophobic by opening up a number of jaunts that would not look out of place in my former residence, London.

Judge Dredd's Mega-City One

Dr Dan Smith | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dr Dan Smith

As a futuristic action movie, Dredd is focused, brilliantly crafted, utlraviolent - in short, a relief for fans who have had to live with the memory of Sylvester Stallone's gold codpiece.

Waking Up to Morning Glories

Peter Allison | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
Peter Allison

If you were to transplant the TV series Lost from the mysterious island setting to Hogwarts, then you would have an inkling of what Nick Skelton and Joe Eisma's ongoing comic book creation Morning Glories is like.