Sunday, March 13, 2011

Scottish Comics is a nice journal put out by Napier University recently. It is well illustrated with lots of D.C. Thomson comics pages. The writing includes pieces from Alan Grant and Mel Gibson who are always worth reading.
The preface from Alistair McCleery contains this sentence; "Are we claiming that comics are literature? No, simply that they carry meaning beyond their basic narrative." which lets you know where they're coming from.
Here are some of the selections (click for larger versions):

I remember Wilson fondly from when he was revived in Spike in the 1980s as "The Man in Black". Ian Kennedy does his usual great job on Tough of the Pool. And The Four Marys seems to be known by every woman in Britain of a certain age.

You can order a copy of Scottish Comics here.

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