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March 4, 2017
by Dan
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40 Years of 2000AD

The Guardian looks back on 40 years of British weekly SF comic 2000AD: Forty years ago on 26 February, something extraordinary happened to British comics. Newsagents’ shelves were suddenly stuffed with a brand new title, its masthead garish red and yellow, with … Continue reading

December 12, 2012
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Midweek Miscellany

Thrills — As part of British Comics Week, Colin Smith looks at the success of science fiction comic 2000AD, for The New Statesman: The past year has been a remarkable success for 2000AD and its publisher Rebellion Press. The transformation … Continue reading

February 29, 2012
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Midweek Miscellany

Elegant Simplicity — A nice profile of book designer David Pearson at Spitalfields Life: On the basis of “Penguin By Design,” David was given the job to design the covers for Penguin Great Ideas, an experimental series of low-budget books … Continue reading

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