Monday, June 04, 2007
CRIKEY! A new mag about British comics!
This news came as a total (and pleasant) surprise. There's a new quarterly magazine dedicated to British comics out now, with the superbly appropriate name of Crikey!
From what I can gather from its website, Crikey! The Great British Comics Magazine will mainly cater for the nostalgia market and focus on UK comics of the 1950s to 1970s (although hopefully it won't dismiss current British comics entirely as many comic "fans" tend to do).
The website tells us "If you have a passion for the strange and the kind of humour that often leaves you laughing out loud when all around you are blank-faced and oh so silent, then Crikey! is the nostalgic magazine for you."
Edited my Brian M. Clarke, Crikey! includes professional contributors such as Mike Kazybrid and Joe Matthews who have given the magazine a striking look. (Nice logo, Joe!) Sounds like a nice summer's read! Issue one is already out apparently, with No.2 on the way. Subscriptions are available at £15.96 for four issues. (Cheques payable to: Brian M Clarke to 4 Hillsborough Drive, Unsworth, Bury BL9 8LE.) I'll be watching this exciting new project with interest. (Sending my sub off this week!) I'll be reviewing Crikey! No.1 here when it arrives.
Visit the official Crikey! website at http://www.crikeyuk.co.uk/