Down The Tubes point us to a zarjaz week-long celebration of British comics over at Broken Frontier, which, obviously, heavily features the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic:
Comic book news site Broken Frontier (www.brokenfrontier.com) has rolled out Brits on Top!, a special week-long event celebrating the British comics scene - with coverage of 2000 AD, The Dandy, Commando and the upcoming STRIP Magazine.
The event includes plenty of interviews and anecdotes and more about our industry - its successes, its highlights and most importantly, how it continues to succeed and adapt despite the harsh realities of the news stand and declining sales figures.
Broken Frontier Managing Editor Andy Oliver, a born and bred Brit, was responsible for putting the event together. He says: “With Brits on Top! we wanted not just to shamelessly wallow in the nostalgia of the golden age of British weekly comics, but also to shine a spotlight on the rich diversity of the contemporary UK comics scene.”
From the great newsagent survivors like The Dandy and the game-changing 2000 AD through to the indie sensibilities of publishers like Blank Slate and Nobrow, this event looks to introduce Broken Frontier’s large international audience to some of the most distinct approaches to the medium to be found in Dear Old Blighty.
The celebration started with features on publishers Blank Slate, Commando and and interview with 2000 AD’s creator Pat Mills. All week long, creators from Mike Carey and Shaky Kane to Bryan Talbot and Rufus Dayglo share their childhood memories about growing up on British comics.
Brits on Top: Direct feature Links
• War Papers: The Best of British War Comics
Andy Oliver takes a look at some of the compilations available of classic British war comics.
• Full Metal Mayhem with the ABC Warriors
The ABC Warriors hit the United States full throttle with this new collection of stories by Pat Mills and Simon Bisley.
• Comic Cuts: Brit Creators Reminisce! - Part 1
Noted Brit creators share childhood memories of UK comics: Mike Carey, Shaky Kane, Tony Lee and Gary Northfield
• Comic Cuts: Brit Creators Reminisce! - Part 2
From cowboy-eating dinosaurs to plucky World War II fighter pilots, we’ve more childhood memories from Rufus Dayglo, Simon Fraser, Nick Abadzis and David Hine
We’ll be dipping into some of those in more depth later, as well as bringing you more when they appear.