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  The Young People’s Comic Awards 2017 is looking for schools and youth groups to take part in a major comic award. You and your school or youth group can get involved, get to read...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #113

May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Time once more for the regular weekly round-up of all (well, some) of what’s going on in comics this week…....

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The Red Turtle, Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit The new film from Studio Ghibli (in conjunction with Wild Bunch) tells the story of a man who is shipwrecked on a deserted island. As he...

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We’re well into awards season – we just had the Arthur C Clarke nominations and around the same time news was breaking for this year’s Eisner Award nominees. There’s a nice mix of all sorts,...

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You know spring is in the air when the shortlist for the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Awards – the pre-eminent gongs in the UK for literary science fiction – are announced. The nominees this year,...

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Books: The Arthur C Clarke Award

February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The annual Arthur C Clarke Awards – the UK’s most prestigious award for literary science fiction – doesn’t do a longlist, but in recent years they have instead taken to posting up a list off...

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As is de rigeur these days, the latest edition of the Festival of Angoulême opened today with the announcement of the winner of the Grand Prix.  As is the custom, this comics luminary will act...

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At the presentation of the winners of the 10th annual Japan International MANGA Awards in Tokyo on December 28th (the end of year festivities made the news flow a little slower), the  Gold Prize was...

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Rodolphe Töpffer, creator of the Histoire de M. Jabot and the Histoire de Monsieur Cryptogame, is largely recognized as one of the fathers (and, if you believe the French-speaking part of the world, the father – this is disputed...

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Awards: the Excelsior Awards shortlist announced

December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week the junior category for the Excelsior Awards was announced, covering comics for younger readers (see here), and today the shortlist nominees for the older readers (roughly aged 11-16 years of age) has...

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