John Hicklenton was a recently deceased UK artist afflicted with MS who nonetheless became a popular illustrator on 2000AD‘s venerable Judge Dredd as well as other features. You can check out his work over at Joe Bloke’s Grantbridge Street in a color story that ran in Judge Dredd Megazine.
Every week over at the Fabuleous Fifties, there’s a fun post spotlighting the old advertising comic strips that used to sneak into the Sunday funnies alongside Joe Palooka, Li’l Abner and Mary Worth. This week’s outing presents cigarette ad strips!
Speaking of advertising comic strips, that’s the announced subject of the first book from the newly formed Fantagraphics imprint headed by the eminent comics historian, Rick Marshall. We here at I.T.C.H. congratulate Rick and can’t wait to see what he comes out with over the next few years.
Finally today, something a little more lighthearted as Bully looks at the Golden Age Sub-Mariner and the unexpected but consistent tendency for Bill Everett’s classic strip to veer off into some pretty wacky territory!