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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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Sean retires

April 6, 2006 | 2 Comments

Sean Connery, probably the most recognisable Scotsman on the planet, has announced he is retiring from films after a career spanning half a century. Connery, a one time milkman in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh...

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The 2006 Will Eisner Awards shortlist

April 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

My goodness, after a flurry of awards news I don’t think there has been one to cover in days, if not weeks! Well, worry ye not, awards-fans, for the shortlist nominations for the 2006 Will...

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