Here are some posts about comics that are outside the North American mainstream. As with any subject, once you get deep into it, you’re peeling layers on an infinite onion.

Dynamo No. 3 Cover by Wally Wood

Dynamo No. 3 Cover by Wally WoodJune 25, 2021|In Comics, General Tower Comics was a short-lived American comic book publisher that was an…

BEM No. 28 Cover by Brian Bolland

BEM No. 28 Cover by Brian BollandJune 19, 2021|In Comics, DC, General BEM – or Bemusing Magazine was a British comics fanzine of the…

Hot Box by Jack Kirby

Hot Box by Jack KirbyJune 18, 2021|In Comics, General Foxhole was a Joe Simon & Jack Kirby Studio-produced comic from 1954 published…

Rex Morgan MD by Bradley and Edgington

Rex Morgan MD by Bradley and EdgingtonJune 5, 2021|In Comics, General Rex Morgan MD is a long-running story strip that is still published…

Night Fighter and Sky Giant by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Night Fighter and Sky Giant by Joe Simon and Jack KirbyJanuary 23, 2021|In Comics, General Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created Captain…

Flash Gordon by Jim Keefe

Flash Gordon by Jim KeefeJanuary 2, 2021|In Comics, General From 1996 to 2003, Jim Keefe was the writer/artist of the Flash Gordon comic…

The Mechanoid Associates by Paul Gillon

The Mechanoid Associates by Paul GillonJanuary 1, 2021|In Comics, General The world was different in the early 80s. No internet meant…

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The Case for New Comic Book Colouring Directions

The Case for New Comic Book Colouring DirectionsSeptember 5, 2020|In Comics, General This comes up every time we talk about reprints and…

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Chronicle Chamber’s Phundraiser for the Australian Bushfire Appeal Comic

Chronicle Chamber’s Phundraiser for the Australian Bushfire Appeal ComicFebruary 8, 2020|In Comics, General Created by Lee Falk in…

The Last Action Hero No. 1 Cover by Jerome K Moore

The Last Action Hero No. 1 Cover by Jerome K MooreFebruary 6, 2020|In Comics, General, Movies-TV 1993 brought the Arnold Schwarzenegger…

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Starslayer No. 1 by Mike Grell

Starslayer No. 1 by Mike GrellSeptember 16, 2019|In Comics, General Mike Grell spent the 1970s at DC Comics drawing Aquaman, Green…

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Justice Machine No. 1 Cover by Byrne & Gustovich

Justice Machine No. 1 Cover by Byrne & GustovichDecember 26, 2018|In Comics, General Looking through my files, I never got around to…

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Nexus by Baron & Rude

Nexus by Baron & RudeDecember 24, 2018|In Comics, General I've been following Nexus since the beginning, so when Steve Rude put out…

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Fantasy Art by Rubén Meriggi

Fantasy Art by Rubén MeriggiNovember 22, 2018|In Comics, General Rubén Meriggi is an Argentinian comic book artist that I came across…

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2000 AD Prog 17 Cover by Brian Bolland

2000 AD Prog 17 Cover by Brian BollandAugust 12, 2018|In Comics, General, Sci Fi 2000 AD is a powerhouse of British comics in stories,…

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Giant-Size Blog Headers

Giant-Size Blog HeadersJuly 20, 2017|In Comics, DC, General, Marvel Online friend Richard Guion (aka Cousin Dick) was kind enough to give…

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John Carter of Mars: 1958 Sun Comic Strip

John Carter of Mars: 1958 Sun Comic StripNovember 2, 2014|In Comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, General, Sci Fi From 1958, this A Princess of…

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Jacky’s Diary

Jacky’s DiaryFebruary 23, 2014|In Comics, General Jacky's Diary is a fondly-remembered strip by Jack Mendelsohn. And it's been…

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The Comics Code Authority

The Comics Code AuthorityJanuary 4, 2014|In Comics, General, Graphic Design Back in the mid part of the 20th century, the United States…

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Nelvana of the North : Then and Now

Nelvana of the North : Then and NowSeptember 17, 2013|In Comics, General Recently, I was asked to quote on restoring Nelvana of the…

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John Carter of Mars by Francesco Francavilla

John Carter of Mars by Francesco FrancavillaSeptember 1, 2013|In Comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, General, Sci Fi Francesco Francavilla…

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Ms. Tree by Collins & Beatty

Ms. Tree by Collins & BeattyApril 15, 2013|In Comics, General Ms. Tree is the longest-running private eye series in American comics.…

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The 1946 Chevrolet Suburban Calgary Police Paddy Wagon

The 1946 Chevrolet Suburban Calgary Police Paddy WagonJanuary 1, 2013|In Comics, General, Photo Back in the summer of 1988 or 1989, there…

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Colouring Bernie Wrightson Monsters

Colouring Bernie Wrightson MonstersSeptember 17, 2012|In Comics, General The late Bernie Wrightson is one of those ink artists that just…

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Atomic Robo : In the Lab

Atomic Robo : In the LabOctober 17, 2010|In Comics, General Atomic Robo is a great comic series published by Red 5 Comics out of Calgary.…

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Craftint and Duoshade Tones in Photoshop

Craftint and Duoshade Tones in PhotoshopFebruary 11, 2007|In Comics, General, Illustration Craftint doubletone paper (DuoShade is another…