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Reviews: Love and Life in China – Our Story

April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our Story: a Memoir of Love and Life in China, Rao Pingru, Square Peg/Vintage Books “All we children knew about them was that books were among the good things of this world.” This was an...

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Scene & Heard: Times Like These, David Ziggy Greene, September Books I’ve admired David Ziggy Greene’s refreshing style of comics reportage for several years, and still have a nice, signed copy of his first, self-published...

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The Inking Woman, Edited by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, Myriad Editions Comics and cartooning have often been labelled something of a boy’s club, both in terms of creators and most of the readership, and...

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The Highest House #1, Mike Carey, Peter Gross, Fabien Alquier, IDW Publishing The arrival of any new tale by Mike Carey is always going to ping my reading radar, be it comics, prose or his...

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Pirate Fun, Colin Bell & Neil Slorance, Do Gooder ComicsĀ  Ohhh, where to start with this one? It was sooo much fun that after finishing reading it I am sitting here with a huge grin...

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Bizarre Romance, Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell, Jonathan Cape “Now Blanche lies on the bed and waits to become a page in the book…” I would happily read any book from Audrey Niffenegger or Eddie...

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Reviews: An Interview with a Vampire

February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

An Interview with a Vampire, Jake Parappa Hainey Still trying to belatedly catch up on several rather neat small press mini-comics I picked up a wee while back at the Edinburgh Comic Art Festival, and...

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Punk’s Not Dead #1, David Barnett, Martin Simmonds, Aditya Bidikar, Dee Cunniffe, Black Crown/IDW Publishing (cover artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz) I am just old enough to remember punk, but also be a bit too young...

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Reviews: exotica and espionage in Mata Hari #1

February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mata Hari #1, Emma Beeby, Ariela Kristantina, Pat Masioni, Berger Books / Dark Horse “A harlot? Yes, but a traitor, never!” Margaretha Geertruida Zell-MacLeod, better known to history as Mata Hari. Well before the new...

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Reviews: Sif Fox-Fighter

February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sif Fox-Fighter, MJ Wallace This was another comic picked up at the small press comic fair which I am belatedly getting round to, having bought several, put them aside then as usual got busy, had...

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