Author Archives: John Clark

TEAW Update

Barely three months before the deadline for finished art, editors Jonathan Clode and myself have completed editorial work on all the scripts to be included in TO END ALL WARS: The WW1 Graphic Anthology – 26 in total. It’s been … Continue reading

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The Iron Dice

As publishers beat a rapid advance to the doors of the WW1 anthology, ‘To End All Wars’, those contributors that can are being asked to double-time on producing sample pages of finished art. This is page 12 from 14 of … Continue reading

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Almost There…

Our WWI anthology, ‘To End All Wars’, is all-but done, in terms of the collection of stories. We have 24 either completed or on the way, and have the joy of finding the Pleece Brothers biting our hands off to … Continue reading

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Call for Graphic Story Submissions

This invitation to contribute to the anthology comes from the editor and has been made public on various blogs and the Forbidden Planet and Comica sites.
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Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival

Generally considered another success, this year’s festival (19th – 21st April) was the tenth and broke with tradition by flowing into Sunday, a day the town struggles to attract visitors (if only because public transport adamantly refuses to operate on … Continue reading

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Thatcher’s Overseas Reputation

Just in case anybody out there believes the rubbish about how highly respected Mrs T. was around the world, check out this from Kenyan cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa. It would be nice if they wheeled out for her funeral all the … Continue reading

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Thatcher

Hard to admit, but I owe Margaret Thatcher a debt of gratitude. Her rise to power and my total abhorrence of the threat posed by her strident politics gave me no option in the late Seventies but to become a political cartoonist. … Continue reading

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Invest in Peter Pan

Rated as ‘near perfection’ by French readers and critics, Régis Loisel’s Peter Pan is a sumptuous and, by all accounts, beautifully scripted bande dessinee prequel of J.M. Barrie’s story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Far from a cute Disney … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Horrific War!

As every village, city and country affected by the so-called Great War gears up to remember the centenary next year, I find myself co-editing an indie compilation of comics stories, writing at least one of them and drawing the ten … Continue reading

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Pomes Promoted

I’m no big poetry reader, but have two books to draw to your attention, two from totally different ends of the emotional spectrum. Born to Giggle is a chuckle-stuffed collection of hilarious verses from some of the best children’s poets … Continue reading

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