EXTRACTS: The Art of Commando (illustrators special) © 2019 The Book Palace (144 PAGES in Full edition)

2 “You know that when I draw these [covers], I am the pilot. That’s me in the cockpit”, explains Ian Kennedy, one of Commando ’s most prolific cover artists and DC Thomson’s longest-serving contributor, as we talk about his work over the years. Ian’s covers are known for featuring military aircraft in an array of angles, shapes and scenarios. Ian Kennedy is one of the many wonderful artists who has worked Fighting Fit at Fifty+! —Behind the Scenes at Commando HQ Editor-in-Chief Alex Turner introduces us to the team and shares her thoughts on the past, present and future of the UK's longest running war comic. RIGHT: 'Shadow in the Storm', issue 5229 (16th May 2019) was the first story by a female writer in 30 years. Written by Commando ’s Magazine Journalist, Georgia Battle. ABOVE: Dead by Dawn, issue 5233 (30th May 2019) was also written by Commando's Content Editor, Kate McAuliffe ABOVE: Editor-in-Chief, Alexandria Turner heads up the team at DC Thomson's Commando HQ and is responsible for co- ordinating operations as Britain's longest serving war comic heads towards its sixth decade.