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One of my very favourite creative duos, Glasgow-based Metaphrog (winner of the 2016 Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards for the Best Visual Artist), have a second graphic novel coming from Papercutz, following their utterly gorgeous...

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Reviews: Bera the One-Headed Troll

September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bera the One-Headed Troll, Eric Orchard, First Second Now this is a book I have been very much looking forward to. I adored Eric’s first Maddy Kettle book (published a couple of years ago by...

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The Phoenix Weekender – Issue 239

August 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Only time for a very quick spin through the best children’s comic out there right now…. in my humble opinion. I’m meant to be on my hols right now, which means photos of the pages...

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The Phoenix Weekender

July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ok, slightly different now, as I’m away from the scanner right now, so you’ll simply have to cope with iphone photos instead. Here we go with the latest Phoenix Comic to drop through the letterbox,...

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The Phoenix Weekender – Issue 237

July 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Oh yes, those wonderful Mega Robo Bros return this issue, with the first part of Mega Robo Challenge by Neill Cameron. You should all be loving MRB, as it’s such a wonderfully fun and funny...

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The Phoenix Weekender – Issue 236

July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here we go once more, another weekend, another copy of the best kid’s comic around lands on the doormat… This week there’s a really striking John Blake cover by Fred Fordham, but as we’ve discussed...

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The Phoenix Weekender – Issue 235

July 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The only kids comic you’ll find powered by Unicorn Poo!!! Oh yes, it’s more of Laura Ellen Anderson’s Evil Emperor Penguin, featuring Colin, Keith the Unicorn’s nephew. Or as cute Minion Eugene says… “TINY FLUFFY...

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The Phoenix Weekender – Issue 234

July 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Time once more for a quick peruse of the best childrens’ comic out there (in my humble opinion)…. it’s our regular look at The Phoenix…. Oooh… Tamsin and the Dark by Neill Cameron and Kate...

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The Phoenix Weekender – Issue 233

June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

This issue’s cover is by Fred Fordham, a suitably moody atmospheric piece from The Adventures Of John Blake: The Mystery Of The Ghost Ship. Inside, the John Blake strip by Philip Pullman and Fred Fordham...

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The Phoenix Weekender Catch Up Time

June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Another week of catch up here with The Phoenix Weekender, where I take a little look see at the last three weeks of a great comic, full of a great variety of strips, from madcap...

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