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  • 26 2017 September

    Learn how to read with Donald Duck

    A school in Rotterdam has decided to give their younger pupils a free subscription to the Dutch weekly Donald Duck to help them with their reading and with expanding their vocabulary. The idea for this...

  • 25 2017 September

    In memoriam Bert Bus

    The history of comics is made by a few great cartoonist, but also (and maybe even more so) by countless realtively unknown artists, plodding away in the shadows, making the artform into what it is....

  • 22 2017 September

    Fate of the Rotterdam Strip Museum Sealed

    After Strips, the comics museum in Rotterdam, filed for bankruptcy in June (as we reported earlier), there was still hope for a possible restart. That hope, in the mean time, has proven to be wishful...

  • 22 2017 September

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #130

    Yep, it’s that time of week again when we post up some news and links we spotted over the last few days: Lovely portrait of the late, great Harry Dean Stanon by the excellent Bill...

  • 21 2017 September

    Historical Tintin album at auction

    Dutch online auction house Catawiki is currently offering a Tintin album that may very well be one of the rarest ever, at least from a historical perspective. Record-breaking Tintin auctions are nothing special anymore these...

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Talking books

September 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Cheryl over on Emerald City reports that Jim Kelly has recorded some of his own short stories and can be heard reading them back in his own dulcet tones via free downloads (although if you would care to make a donation it is more than welcome). Sounds (sorry, very bad pun) like a great idea...

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Fantagraphics

September 20, 2005 | 0 Comments

The advance list for Fantagraphics January is now available for your perusing delight on the graphic novel site. There are two BLAB! Storybooks, both of which give the (misleading) appearance of being aimed at children but are really for adults: The Magic Bottle by Camille Rose Garcia which sounds like a fetching modern fairy tale...

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DC December

September 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

The advance details are now live on our graphic novel site for DC’s December releases. There are some choice selections you may wish to add to you wish list for your Christmas stocking, from the superheroic, such as Batgirl: Kicking Assassins and Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, to fantasy (the twelfth volume of ElfQuest) and...

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Edinburgh SF Book Group

September 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

The next meeting of the Edinburgh SF Book Group will take place on Tuesday the 4th of October at 6pm in Henderson’s 94 Hanover Street (the very tasty wholefood and veggie restaurant/café) in the New Town. The book under discussion in October will be V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. This once...

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Media – confirmations and possibilities

September 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

SciFi Channel has confirmed a third season for the revamped (and quite excellent I think) Battlestar Galactica series. Last year saw an unusual event where we poor souls in the UK got to see the series well ahead of the US audiences. Alas this year things have reverted to type with US SciFi showing season...

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Ultimate Lost

September 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

The leaked story that has been doing the rounds on the web comic forums and news spots like the Beat and Newsrama has been confirmed in USA Today with an article reporting that Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the hit series Lost has signed up to marvel. He is scripting Ultimate Wolverine Versus Hulk, a six...

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Rebellion

September 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our good chums over at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic have been kind enough to supply us with Rebellion’s latest release schedule. It’s fuller than the League of Fatties’ meeting room on chocolate cake night, replete with the finest tales from 2000 AD comic and we have some excellent graphic novels for you going right up...

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Swimini Purpose

September 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

What do such diverse tales such as Reboot and Rogan Gosh have in common with MTV videos, pop art, some cool 2000AD covers and the new Mad Max movie? The answer is one of the top Brit artists (in a number of fields, both in comics and without) Brendan McCarthy. With Peter Milligan he co-created...

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SF Junkie

September 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

I guess that’s a phrase that applies to a lot of us here. Richard Hawkins proudly admits to it; in fact he has gone as far as creating a new SF website, SciFi UK.com especially for the SF junkies among us (we’re not junkies, we could give it up any time we wanted, honest… It’s...

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Nova Scotia interview

September 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, I know we’ve been mentioning the Scottish SF anthology Nova Scotia a lot here, but, hey, it’s a damned fine anthology (see how this piece fits seamlessly with yesterday’s blog on graphic novel anthologies?!) of new and established writers, we love it, we chose it for the book picks in our very first FPI...

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