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Manga Trek

April 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

Tokyopop have released the cover artwork for the forthcoming Star Trek Manga graphic novel I blogged about recently. The first volume is due this autumn and covers the original classic Trek series and characters, as...

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The Eagle Awards

April 26, 2006 | 0 Comments

An online voting form is now open for the Eagle Awards, which has a component supporting and celebrating British comics as well as international publications. You can pick from three choices in 28 categories, but...

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Tarsus Manifesto

April 22, 2006 | 0 Comments

I spotted a very cool and very stylish free webcomic by Christopher Cocking this week, the Vortex Chronicles: the Tarsus Manifesto. It’s an SF tale which reminded me partly of Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan and the...

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Respectable comics

April 20, 2006 | 0 Comments

Graphic novels and comics continue to become more respectable (but don’t expect me to wear an FPI tie when I write this!) as the Beat notes that the 27th Women Writers Conference this weekend at...

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Stealth ads in comics

April 19, 2006 | 0 Comments

Cynical audience are well used to enduring product placement in television programmes and feature films. We’ve seen rather (in my view) vulgar and obvious corporate sponsorship in literature as well, pimping Bulgari jewellery by an...

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Testify!

April 13, 2006 | 3 Comments

Douglas Rushkoff, a name well-known to many of us from his books and online writings has been working on a book with Liam Sharp for DC’s mature readers imprint Vertigo, called . The religious component...

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Batton talks Supernatural Law

April 13, 2006 | 1 Comments

Batton Lash, creator of the Supernatural Law series currently riding high with two nominations in the more mainstream arena kindly shared a couple of words with FPI on being shortlisted: “The nominations are especially significant...

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Venom

April 12, 2006 | 0 Comments

SciFi Wire drew my attention to a brief interview on MSN with Thomas Haden Church who is playing the Sandman in the next Sam Raimi Spider-Man movie. Thomas inadvertantly confirmed what many of us had...

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Debbie in the Times

April 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Deborah Miller kindly drops me a line to let me know that the Sunday Times this week carried an interview with her. The interview does make the point that a female author + fantasy does...

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Claremont recovers

April 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

The most excellent Chris Claremont, beloved by thousands of fans and someone who has scripted so many mutant issues he is practically an honorary X-Man himself, is reported to be recovering from cardiac stress. Chris...

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