The Book Palace stocks thousands of illustrated books on all aspects of popular culture, including many books on the artists and illustrators featured here in The Gallery, as well as graphic novels, comic book illustration, newspaper strips, posters and films and animation.
They can often supply the original books and comics for which the artwork was originally produced, and have over 400,000 British comics and annuals in stock!
Book Palace Books
Book Palace Books features books published and distributed by the publishing house Book Palace Books.
As well as the latest updates on forthcoming titles, books include the legendary Conan of Cimmeria series, The Complete Don Lawrence Trigan Empire, Frank Bellamy's Complete Adventures of Robin Hood and King Arthur, The Story of World War One and The Modesty Blasie Companion.
Bear Alley Blog (Steve Holland)
Steve is a freelance author and editor for the past 20 years. His interests are old British comics, books and magazines... and that's what you'll find here.
Cloud 109 Blog
Manga'esque comic strip/ graphic novel devoted to the adventures of three teenagers, Cary, Gina and Rabby whose dystopic and dysfunctional existence is alleviated via their online exploits in the cyber world of Cloud 109. Enjoy!
Frank Bellamy Blog (Norman Boyd)
Norman's blog is more than a reference work and covers all known Bellamy works. On the 12th October 1976 David Jackson started corresponding with Norman Boyd and swapped (that's 'traded' for non-UK people!) various pieces of information and photocopies (crude back then!). Norman left home and headed to college, got married, had kids etc. until one day he thought about what we had begun. He contacted Paul Holder (http://www.frankbellamy.com) and discussed making a complete list of Frank Bellamy's works ...
Peter Richardson (Artist)
Peter Richardson Illustrator and collaborator with the author David Orme of the adventures of Gina, Cary and Rabby as they attempt to navigate the perilous cyberworld of Cloud 109.
Look and Learn
This fabulous site captures the magic and fun associated with one of the longest running Children's comic series. First published in 1962, Look and Learn was created with the intention of entertaining and educating children (and adults!) in history, science, nature and the Arts, with articles, games, mysteries, stories and competitions, all lavishly illustrated by many of the best artists of the day.
We offer the stunning original artwork that was drawn by such eminent artists as Geoff Campion, Graham Coton, Cecil Doughty, Ron and Gerry Embleton, Oliver Frey, Don Lawrence, Angus McBride, Eric Parker, John Millar Watt, Fortunino Matania and Patrick Nicolle, amongst many others.
This website is dedicated to those great institutions, the British Comic and Story Paper. The eventual aim of this site is to be the definitive guide to all things British comic and story paper related and to complement the many excellent websites that are currently available, dedicating themselves to the humble British comic.
Illustration magazine (UK)
A fabulous magazine about illustration - the artists, the collectors, the collections, the exhibitions, the history, the philosophy and the key events relating to this subject. We include great artists from the past as well as new graduates currently coming out of college.
We explore Childrens book illustrators alongside those who work on adult novels and classics - or even political manifestos and train timetables. We consider the humorous, the serious, the sinister and the surreal.
Illustration magazine (USA)
A beautiful, educational, and scholarly magazine devoted to the history of American illustration art. Published quarterly and printed in full color, each issue features the highest quality printing, photography and color reproductions of original art available anywhere!
Illustration is for those with an interest in American popular culture, commercial art and design, publishing history, comic books, paperbacks, pulp magazines, or collecting original art.
Dan Dare Info
We hope you enjoy our wide selection of original Dan Dare art by Frank Bellamy, Frank Hampson, Keith Page, Keith Watson and John Worsley. For a fabulous site on Dan Dare and associated British Comics visit Dan Dare Info.
Arts in Residence
Arts in Residence promotes cultural breaks in beautiful places.
We offer music courses in country houses and small country hotels that have been picked for their superbly appointed positions. They all create an atmosphere in which you can enjoy the experience of music and the arts in style, comfort and good company.
The delicious food, excellent wine and friendly ambience are as important as the music you will hear and explore. Our prices for a weekend or midweek break are fully inclusive: accommodation, breakfast, morning coffee, afternoon tea, and a four-course dinner with wine are all provided. There are no hidden extras.
We aim to create a house party atmosphere with groups of around twenty people who have plenty in common.
A contemporary master of colour and light, Fabé creates atmospheric paintings inspired by his travels and meetings. With many successful exhibitions, his work is fast becoming internationally admired and collected. See Fabrice Bettrancourt (Fabé) at Gallerie-Fabe.
If you enjoy wine, particularly French wine, then we highly recommend Boursot’s Wine Collection, situated in Ardres, 15 minutes south of Calais.
Englishman Guy Boursot runs this excellent wine shop and his selection is without doubt far superior to the wines found in the big supermarkets in and around Calais and Boulogne or indeed in the UK. Prices start from as little as £2 per bottle with most coming in at less than £10. Fantastic value! Remember that because of the high tax on wine in the UK the quality of wine in a £4.99 bottle is far superior if bought in France than in the UK. Guy also runs regular talks, gourmet dinners, vineyard tours and wine tastings.
US dollar ($) and euro (€) prices are approximate, based on exchange rates of £1 = $1.60 and £1 = €1,20