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  • 23 2018 January

    Awards: the Razzies nominees are out!

    We’re well into the swing of awards season, but there is one gong that most artists dread winning rather than covet, and that is the famous Golden Raspberries, or Razzies, given out for the most...

  • 23 2018 January

    The 2000AD Preview – Prog 2065

    2000AD Prog 2065 Preview – Out Weds 24th January...

  • 22 2018 January

    Competitions: win a fab trip to Iceland with The Shape of Water

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Shape of Water, from the brilliant Guillermo Del Toro, which hits UK cinemas on February 16th, and stars Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer....

  • 19 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the Grand Prix

    On Tuesday last, the organisers of the Angoulême Festival announced the three creators that are in the running for the Grand Prix, the lifetime achievement award with which the Festival wants to honor an original...

  • 19 2018 January

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) # 147

    It’s Friday, that means it’s time for Joe and Richard to take a little spin around whatever comics related news they’ve seen in the past week. ...

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It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, it’s…

November 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

The official site for Superman Returns has just posted a teaser trailer for the movie online. It is short but I thought it looked interesting (although the voice-over was veering a little to close to the Messianic for my taste). Many fans have been less than impressed with the new costume, but it certainly looks...

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Rapping Graphic Novels

November 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

Pocket/MTV books is to publish a new range of graphic novels and novellas which will feature characters drawn from musician 50 Cent (currently to be seen in his movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’ ) and his G-Unit popular beat combo. The publisher say the series “will tell the truth about The Life; the sex,...

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DC to publish more Pekar

November 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Great news for fans of good comics and curmudgeons everywhere: “Writer Harvey Pekar is returning to American Splendor, his autobiographical slice-of-life comic book series, with a new American Splendor mini-series from Vertigo, DC Comics’ For Mature Readers imprint. For the new mini-series, Pekar will work with several artists, including Dean Haspiel, who collaborated with Pekar...

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TV SF – one dies and one rises

November 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

The bad news first – the new series of Kochak, the Night Stalker has been cancelled already after being put up against the likes of CSI in its time slot. It is unclear if the unaired episoides will now be broadcast (and of course we haven’t seen them at all in the UK). One the...

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Black Hole movie

November 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not a remake of the dire Disney film, I’m glad to say, but news from Variety and Flog (Fantagraphic’s blog) that Charles Burns’ Black Hole has been optioned for a movie adaptation, with Alexandre Aja (Switchblade Romance) attached to direct. The story, originally published as a comic by Fantagraphics and recently released as a...

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Morta and Gogol

November 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

I received a very unusual couple of emails from Morta and Gogol the other day; they were colourful and confusing at the same time, but they were certainly a couple of the most unusual emails I’ve had this week. The gist of them – at least, I think this is the gist of them –...

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Cybersuits

November 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Register has a scoop on the new Cyberman designs for the second season of the new Doctor Who series. Not entirely sure about them myself – the face has the blank look of some of the earlier designs but other parts (especially the hips) look like a cross between Robocop and Maria from Metropolis....

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Barbarians in the Bigg Apple

November 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Arthur Suydam and his crew have dropped us a line to let us know he will be at the Big Apple Convention, the National Comic Book, Art and Sci-Fi Expo and has also created a special poster for the occassion: “Arthur Suydam has just been tapped to commemorate Big Apple Conventions 10th Anniversary in a...

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The wonderful world of World Fantasy

November 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Jeff VanderMeer has just posted his report and impressions of the recent World Fantasy convention in Madison. It is a little like a postmodern Odyssey, with Jeff sailing from bar to bar, meeting to meeting, panel to panel, with the great of the genre replacing the characters Ulysses encountered (and Jeff did get to take...

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Déjà vu Podcast

November 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

You may remember one of the first novels we featured on the FPI blog when we started earlier this year, Déjà vu. Well, the author of that rather cool tale has been in touch to let us know that he is adapting Déjà vu for podcasting, under the creative commons license (as championed by Charlie...

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