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Best of the Year 2013 – Roderick McKie

January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each December we have a tradition on the FP blog where as well as the blog crew picking out their favourites we run a daily series all month long from friends in the comics and...

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Comics: Happy 60th anniversary, Leo!

October 11, 2013 | 1 Comments

This year marks a very special anniversary pertaining to one of the great figures of British comics, a creator who has gleefully warped the minds of impressionable young readers with his love of the Absurd,...

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Best of the Year 2012: Rod McKie

December 12, 2012 | 1 Comments

For the latest in our daily guest Best of the Year posts (see here for the preceding ones) we welcome cartoonist and refined Edinburgh gentleperson, Rod McKie: FPI: Can you pick three comics/webcomics/graphic novels which...

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“The Clash of British publishing”

January 13, 2011 | 1 Comments

The always interesting Rod McKie pulled himself away from his massive Green and Black’s chocolate hamper over the recent holidays to pen a great post on Blank Slate Books and the state of comics publishing...

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Best of the Year: Rod McKie

December 10, 2010 | 1 Comments

Rod McKie is a professional artist who has contributed work to a wide variety of periodicals, including Playboy, the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, National Lampoon and more, as well as working on his own...

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The general election in comics

May 11, 2010 | 1 Comments

Confused by the live debates where party leaders switched from ‘I agree with…’ to ‘get real’ depending on opinion polls, policies which are never fully explained and indeed the actual outcome of the election viz...

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Rod on Dudley Watkins

October 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

“For we cartoonists’ who are not naturally gifted and have to work hard at our craft, there is some solace in looking at Dudley’s very early work before the Broons and Oor Wullie. That’s because...

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Don’t get married to an idea

July 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Rod McKie ponders the investment in time and emotion (and possible financial repercussions) of the cartoonist creating something they like themselves but which doesn’t work for publishers or readers and how a canny cartoonist can...

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