Thursday 31 January 2008

Communication Problems


Jeff Hawke


Probably the very best newspaper strip ever with really
intriguing storylines and atmospheric artwork with 
clever use of toning. And Sydney Jordan is a very nice man

Monday 28 January 2008

Channel Tunnel, Napoleonic Style


Geoff Campion


Another great British comics artist largely overlooked
nowadays. From 'Jet-Ace Logan' to 'Spellbinder'- great stuff

Saturday 26 January 2008

Going Underground


Charlotte is introduced ......


Favourite Car


...has to be a Bristol 2-litre Type 401/3 of the early 1950's
with swoopy alloy bodywork and aircraft flush door locks....



All Charlotte Corday strip work displayed on this blog is
strictly copyright to Stephen Walsh and Keith Page. The
rights of Stephen Walsh and Keith Page to be identified
as the authors of this work has been asserted in accordance
with sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright Designs and Patents
Act 1988.

Thursday 24 January 2008



The original BBC tv version of  'Quatermass and the Pit'
remains one of the best productions of its kind [ far better
than the later Hammer films version. Wonderful creepy

Early Artwork


Some early development art for this story can be seen at

www.dargaud. com   [editions dargaud page d'accueil ]

Extras-Lab- Artist codename 'Nestor'

Don Lawrence


Probably the finest British colour artist ever, with his
meticulously hand-painted frames. I once saw a superb
exhibition of his originals at Brighton University

Favourite US comics


Ministry Of Space
Obergeist that order

Sunday 20 January 2008

Chalotte under surveillance


Two of Stephen's great characters in incompetent action !



Working for virtually the sole surviving British traditional adventure comic, it's good to see the success of the series of
hardback reprints like ' The Dirty Dozen'

Frank Bellamy

If Frank  Bellamy had been American or Continental, someone
would surely have published a large art book on his work.
Raising sufficient funds and/or publisher interest in the UK
seems to be a real problem


Friday 18 January 2008


18.1 08

Just noticed a number of errors in Post 1

Thursday 17 January 2008

Highgate Cemetery


Highgate Cemetery, particularly the section closed to the general
public, features at both ends of Charlotte's tale. A really creepy
place that could be a real-life horror film set.

Tuesday 15 January 2008

Dan Dare

Why so many attempts to update the original' Dan Dare'?

To my mind this immediately destroys the original concept which
only works now as a sort of parallel world.l


Monday 14 January 2008

Charley's War


Good to see the continuing reprints - I missed most of these
first time round. Joe Colquohoun's work is really superb,with
a vast amount of research, and some great scripts by Pat Mills.
One of the great British comics.

Sunday 13 January 2008

bryant and may


Bryant and May- a great series of detective novels with a
difference by Christopher Fowler. Wonderful characters and
humour in a fascinatingly detailed London setting. Also, try
'Disturbia', Roofworld' and the atmospheric 'Soho Black'

Saturday 12 January 2008

jaques tardi

13. 1.08

Have you seen the work of French comics artist Jaques Tardi?
His style may at first glance appear to be sketchy and
rudimentary, but just try and imitate it!

My favourites are his series about the Parisian detective Nestor Burma, where you can really
follow the action street by street. There must be a staggering amount of research, even more
in his 4-volume series about the 1870 Paris Commune ' Le Cri du Peuple'. He's known in
France as 'The master of black and white'- with good reason

Introducing Charlotte Corday


Now working on the new series of the return of Ramsey's Raiders, currently on my 39th issue of "Commando" for DCThomson.

I'm also continuing my "prequel" of the original "Dan Dare" for Rod Barzilay's magaszine "Spaceship Away".  It's a nice chance to do some colour strip work.

For something completely I'll be serialising a new series written by script and screenwriter Stephen Walsh.  Set in London in the early 1950's, this is a full length graphic novel, with a few surprises.  Title"London Calling", starring Charlotte Corday of the Sirete.  Charlotte may also be appearing in a slightly different form in Rok Comics.