Dear Compal web linkers, please find below our links to interesting, trustworthy and helpful comics related sites. Please click to contact us if you have a site that you would like to suggest to us for inclusion here.
The Cartoon Art Museum
Situated at 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH The Cartoon Art Museum has a wonderful selection of British comics artwork by legendary artists Dudley Watkins, Frank Hampson, Leo Baxendale, Don Lawrence, Frank Bellamy and Ron Turner, just to mention a few. There are also comprehensive sections for political cartoons and newspaper strips. There are regular exhibitions of the various UK comics genres featuring stories, biographies, artwork and the original comics. Their website is www.cartoonmuseum.org An absolute must for students, enthusiasts and collectors and you also get the bonus of a jolly good laugh.
Down The Tubes
downthetubes.net is a site run by John Freeman showcasing British comics news, comment and events, not least of which is The Dundee Comics Expo at Dundee University on Saturday 30th March. Good Luck to Chris Murray and his team there.
London Comic Mart
Jason Joiner runs the London Comic Mart at The Royal National Hotel WC2 on the first Sunday of the week each month. Mainly showcasing U S comics, Silver Age stalwarts like Dave Finn, Paul McCartney and the Scott brothers offer mouth-watering selections whilst US titan, Harley Yee, regularly brings his fabulous stock of Golden and Silver Age issues from across the pond to tempt you. There are British comics dealers too and Phil Clark’s full selection of UK comics and artwork is always keenly priced and affordable whilst Paul Hudson straddles both American and British merchandise with his usual brand of gentle bonhomie.
World of Superheroes
worldofsuperheroes.com is a fully operational multimedia experience with exclusive news on comics, film and TV star interviews and if you want a quick peek at the new Iron Man movie trailer this is the go-to site.
George Shiers is a life-long British comics fan who writes and illustrates an entertaining site specialising in Beano and Dandy at www.wackycomics.com.