I this last week of summer it's probably best if you stay inside and read comic books. Joe McCulloch is here to help you do that. And MariNaomi continues our most far-flung TCJ Diary in Ecuador.
And I've decided that today is British links day. That's right, my paltry handful of links will all relate to the land of the Queen. So:
-Remember the time Modesty Blaise was almost drawn by Handsome Frank Hampson? Me neither! In fact I have two unread Modest Blaise books on my shelf. Is it a good strip? I may never know.
-Whoah, I think Warren Ellis knows what I'm talking about.
-It's a profile of fans of the other Frank of British comics: Bellamy. Complete with some very nice, typically photo-realistic visuals.
-I love this "Stuff From Under the Stairs" Tumblr. Great British zines and comics magazines. It's just the kind of stuff I like sifting through, offering a enough of a glimpse to feel substantial but random enough to feel manageable. Here's a nice Hunt Emerson cover.
-And more buried 1980s: Some very handsome Paul Grist work for "girl's comic".
And that concludes this event. I hope to return to the kingdom soon.