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Bestsellers for 2005

January 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

Diamond Comics Distributors have released their sales charts for 2005 (although I suspect these figures are principally for the American market but they still make interesting reading). Predictably the major publishers dominated the monthly comics...

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Tom Holt online

January 20, 2006 | 0 Comments

My chum George at top British SF publishers Orbit tells me that Tom Holt’s new site is now live, full of information on Tom’s latest books and Tom himself (including such fascinating personal details as...

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Spider-Man 3

January 19, 2006 | 0 Comments

Harry over on Ain’t It Cool News has a scoop straight from Avi Arad on Spider-Man 3 with the bombshell news that Gwen Stacy will feature in Spidey’s third big screen outing with Sam Raimi....

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A Preview of Fate

January 19, 2006 | 0 Comments

We were lucky enough to have one of our more unusual and interesting comics creators, Eddie Campbell, talking here a couple of days ago about hsi new work, Fate of the Artist. Thanks to the...

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BAFTAs

January 19, 2006 | 0 Comments

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA as it is normally known) announced their shortlist nominees this morning (seems like we’re listing some awar nominees on an almost weekly basis at the moment)....

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Globes get Lost

January 17, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Golden Globes were a little light on the fantastic genre entries this year, but sandwiched between the various wins for Hulk director Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain came news that perplexing but absorbing series Lost...

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Eddie talks Fate

January 17, 2006 | 1 Comments

No, not the computer from V For Vendetta or the esoteric hero from the DC universe, but Fate of the Artist as it happens. As mentioned here recently, the excellent Eddie Campbell is one of...

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Rarebit dreams

January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Our chums at Fantagraphics (who have a large number of potential Angoulême winners) pointed us towards a fascinating article on the great Winsor McCay by Jeet Heer in a recent Boston Globe article. McCay is...

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Angoulême

January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Angoulême international comics festival will take place at the end of this month in France, from the 26th to 29th of January. Shortlists – or Official Selections as they call them (very Cannes-style!) –...

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I come to praise Jeff, not to bury him

January 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

The press release from Tor/Macmillan books for Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel Shriek arrived on my desk this morning along with a finished copy (hurray!). As with any book PR release it is naturally full of...

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