- New GAIKA record. I met him once. Talked for some hours. Lovely guy.
- 12,000 year old flutes made from bird bones
- Edvard Munch’s summer house
70s Sci-Fi art shows off a small collection of what are probably now curiosities. Here in Britain, weekly comics (which they mostly were) did both a Summer Special issue and a big hardback Annual at Christmas. One of the things I looked forward to at Xmas as a kid was getting one or two Annuals. It was really nice to see some again. That’s a Brian Bolland cover. I was lucky enough to hit a bucket list item very early in my career – Brian Bolland did the cover for the first issue of my first monthly comics job, HELLSTORM for Marvel.
American comics sometimes did annuals – I think they went out of fashion at some point there. But British comics were anthologies, and so the summer specials annuals had really wide ranges of material. often by new or obscure artists, and were stuffed with articles. Garth Ennis and I both learned out to write comics from the printing of one page of John Wagner/Alan Grant script in a 2000AD Summer Special.