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  • 18 2017 August

    Stuff ( & Possibly Nonsense) #125

    And once again it’s that time of the week for a quick round up of news and links that Richard and Joe spotted over the last few days: The annual Worldcon, science fiction’s biggest bash,...

  • 17 2017 August

    Le petit Nicolas in comics

    René Goscinny is without a doubt one of the absolute giants of Eurocomics. He was the writer of two of the best known series (Astérix and Lucky Luke), but also one of the founders of...

  • 16 2017 August

    Reviews: deep, mythological fantasy – A Gathering of Ravens

    A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night,...

  • 16 2017 August

    All hands on deck for Spirou

    In 2018 France and Belgium will celebrate a remarkable eighty years of Spirou. Spir-who? Spirou, created in 1938 by Rob-Vel for Dupuis, would become one of the two seminal characters of Franco- Belgian comics, and not...

  • 15 2017 August

    Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche I have a confession to make right from the off. I could never get into the original Ghost...

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Comics time

July 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The first issue of Alan and Leah Moore’s new take on some old, classic British comics heroes, Albion, is here at last – you may wish to make a beeline to the nearest FPI for it now. Mike Carey’s firs issue of his adaptation of Neil Gaiman’ excellent fantasy London, Neverwhere, has also hit the...

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The fantasy city

July 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

Author Jeff VanderMeer has posted an editorial on his blog he wrote regarding the creation of fictional realms and lands and their relation to fictional tales set in real cities (unless a fictional ‘real’ setting therefore becomes imaginary to a certain extent, but that’s another idea…) and world-building in fantasies. As the creator of Ambergris,...

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Screw-On Head

July 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Sci-Fi Channel in the US is making an animated version of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola’s Amazing Screw-On Head. Can I get a hurrah from you all??!? Hurrah!! Sci-Fi have confirmed that Paul Giamatti (who played Harvey Pekar in the frankly splendid American Splendor), Molly Shannon and Frasier’s David Hyde Pierce will be among the...

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R P G

June 29, 2005 | 0 Comments

So, you like games? You like losing yourself in some carefully-created character in a good, absorbing RPG, be it a mock-medieval dungeon or a far-flung future? Well, then, let me introduce you to my colleague Paul who maintains our shiny, new website dedicated to all things RPG and he will give you something to smile...

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Chesleys at Worldcon

June 28, 2005 | 0 Comments

The organisers of Interaction, the SF Worldcon, have announced that the Chesley awards (named for famed astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell) which are given each year by the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA), will be presented at the Glasgow Worldcon in August. Jannie Shea, the ASFA President, commented: “The visual arts offer a...

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Batman versus the Steel Claw

June 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Alas, no, it isn’t the title of a forthcoming graphic novel teaming up one of yesteryear’s classic British comic characters against the Caped Crusader. However, it is my way of telling you that we have picked a couple of rather choice graphic novels from our new site for a special offer this coming week in...

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Hellblazer comes to Glasgow

June 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following on from earlier reports in the Scottish press that celebrated crime novelist Denise Mina would be the latest writer from Glasgow to become a comic writer, Newsrama has an interview with Denise, who made quite an impact with Garnethill back in the late 90s and has built quite a reputation since. She will be...

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The Flog Blog

June 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of my favourite indie publishers, the excellent Fantagraphics, have started their own Fantagraphics blog, which they have promptly dubbed the ‘Flog’. The owners Gary Groth and Kim Thompson will be making regular entries on all things to do with comics, no doubt with some special focus and insights into Fanta’s range. Their marketing dude...

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Newsletter from the Tert

June 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marianne de Pierres, author of the ridiculously cool novels featuring the ass-kicking, Australian heroine Parrish Plessis, has been in touch to let readers know she has now set up a newsletter to let fans keep up with the latest from Down Under. Log on to Marianne’s site to subscribe. Marianne’s latest release, Crash Deluxe, which...

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Senses

June 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

I’ve just added a very interesting new title to the graphic novels web site: Sense – A Sequential Art Anthology. The nice people at Top Shelf have produced this unusual title which comprises material written and drawn by students and faculty members of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Basically it is a showcase...

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