Time to put the finishing touches to this year’s AIC entry!

April 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

The coming of Spring and (in the UK at least), daylight savings time, means that there is now no excuse not to work well into the evening on your submission for Adventures in Comics – Number 5. Yes, this will be our fifth year and we hope that the challenging title of “The Waltzer” will really bring out some great work.

So come one, come all and roll up for the great AIC challenge! A two page comic reflecting the theme of the title to be with us in PDF format by 30th May 2015 and get your self in print in our annual comic.

And for inspiration, how about this?


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Je suis Charlie

January 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

The horrible, horrible events in Paris need a response.
If anyone wants to share their cartoon or drawing then we will post it here.

The BBC has collected a good selection of cartoonist’s responses to the atrocity.


Charlie Hebdo was named after Charlie Brown (and, cheekily, Charles De Gaulle)

This image tweeted by Magnus Shaw of Shultz’s original Charlie in tears speaks volumes.

Email to me at rick@hkd.uk.com


The Waltzer

December 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

There are lots of great inspirational references out there for fair ground rides – like this one:


Thank you http://www.bibleofbritishtaste.com/ for the image.

As residents of Margate, we are very aware of the restoration of Dreamland happening outside our window so here is a link to a video of the Waltzer in Dreamland:

For those of you with a darker disposition, the sad fate of that particular ride was to catch fire…

Dreamland Waltzer


Have a great time thinking about this challenge over the Christmas break. We look forward to the results!

Next Years’ Challenge

December 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Roll up! Roll up! Next year’s two page challenge is…

…pause for sound of Wurlitzer music…


The what?

Well, a Waltzer is a fairground ride, so let your imagination ride the pop corn smelling, brash, noisy, creaking, fun fairs of the past (or future).

All you have to do is create a two page comic and send it to us by the 30th May 2015.

Same rules apply as previous years (which I will publish on the website, the moment I get a chance).


Have Fun!


AIC4 at the printers

November 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

It is rather later than planned, but we have finally sent the latest Adventures in Comics to the printers and soon all contributors will be getting a wonderful 60 page copy of this year’s submissions.

Thank you all again for you great work!

And this time we have published the theme of the next challenge in the comic, so watch out for it.

AIC 4 Publication Cover


Our favourite Orb

June 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

Yes, we have selected a favourite and here are a few words from Paul Gravett to confirm our selection:

AbsORBing, AbsORBant, but not ExORBitant!

Orbs come in a brain-spinning diversity of spherical forms in these inventive two-page comics from hither and yon for this fourth absORBing, absORBant but not exORBitant compilation of Adventures in Comics. You might expect a fair share of crystal balls, and some ghostly manifestations, extraterrestrial life forms, magical sprites, alien motherships, royal and religious treasures and our own  Sun and Planet Earth. But how about the eye of Sauron, goldfish bowls, a mysterious egg, even rockstar Roy Orbison and his eyeball?

The funniest of all may be a humongous ball of wool and the weirdest viewpoint or ‘camera angle’ must surely be from the inside of a bowling ball looking out through the holes as the fingers poke in! As every year, it’s agonising to pick just one overall winner with so much talent, technique and imagination on display and styles and stories stretching from the ridiculous to the sublime.

But the story that made me smile and laugh out loud and stayed with me the most was Steve Alexander’s brilliantly nutty family secret behind a forgotten British sporting hero, the world’s heaviest wrestler, Bill ‘The Orb’ Orbison.


The_Orb_by_Steve_Alexander-1 The_Orb_by_Steve_Alexander-2


Congratulations Steve! A copy of  ‘Comics Unmasked – Art and Anarchy in the UK’ will be winging its way to you. The catalogue from the new comics show at the British Library is a great primer on all things related to comic arts. Enjoy!

The Orb is now found on adventuresincomics.org

May 8, 2014 § 4 Comments

It’s been a bit quiet since the show due to the fact i’ve had my head down to get all the submissions up on our website. adventuresincomics.org

They are all together in all their glory, looking fabulous! Go get reading!

The show was great, we should have some pictures up soon, and we should also have some news soon so keep peeled!

– Kim


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