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  • 23 2017 June

    Film: Ink, Cocks and Rock’n’Roll

    Regular readers may remember us blogging some time back about a documentary of sorts (the term doesn’t quite do it justice) from Vice mag, a film one of our favourite naughty comickers, Krent Able, deliciously...

  • 23 2017 June

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #117

    Shall we take a spin around the comics freeway once more? Here we go…...

  • 21 2017 June

    Small Press Day in Dublin and Glasgow

    As we’ve already blogged, the excellent notion of Small Press Day is returning for a second year, on July 8th, a great chance to celebrate the incredibly vibrant small press comickers and zine makers we...

  • 21 2017 June

    Agent 327 is heading for the big screen

    Even though Martin Lodewijk’s comic series Agent 327 has the status of a classic in his native Holland, the series is largely unknown in other parts of the world. Translations of the books were published...

  • 20 2017 June

    Reviews: glorious wartime adventure in Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven

    Flight of the Raven, Jean-Pierre Gibrat, EuroComics/IDW I first saw Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven as Le Vol du Corbeau several years ago in a bookstore in the Saint Michel area of Paris that was...

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Who’s he?

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Beeb has confirmed the rumours of the last couple of week concerning the rather hasty replacement required for Chris Eccleston’s new Doctor – David Tennant will be the next actor to take on the mantle of the country’s favourite Time Lord. The Scottish actor (who comes from West Lothian, not far from where I’m...

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Humanoids

April 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

You may recall that I was singing the virtues of the frankly excellent Humanoids imprint recently – translations for some of the finest of European graphic novels by America’s DC Comics. Alas, new reached the comics community this week that DC is to cease publishing the Humanoids range after the July releases this summer. The...

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VanderMeer

April 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

I had a nice email from Jeff Vandermeer the other day – his utterly excellent collection City of Saints and Madmen is one of my book picks in our new FPI catalogue and I have to apologise for putting in the wrong page count; the book actually weighs in at a hefty 700 pages, not...

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Strangehaven anniversary

April 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, hard to believe but this year marks the tenth anniversary of Gary Spencer Millidge’s Strangehaven. I was first put onto Strangehaven by a good friend and was hooked right away. Strange goings-on in what looks like a peaceful, picture-postcard, rural English village – Strangehaven manages to combine elements of the Prisoner, Hammer House of...

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New catalogue

April 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, folks, contain your excitement as the brand new quarterly catalogue arrives in the Forbidden Planet International stores! We have a stonking selection of new goodies for your delectation and delight. Okay, obviously I am a little bit biased, but really we do! Some of my colleagues were over at the recent toy fairs in...

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Niven and Pournelle honoured

April 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

SF giants and long-time collaborators Larry Niven and Doctor Jerry Pournelle have been honoured by the Heinlein Society. The panel has decided to award the pair the Robert A Heinlein Award “for outstanding published work in hard science fiction or technical writings inspiring the human exploration of space”. This third Heinlein award featured luminaries such...

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Albion

April 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hands up if you remember the Steel Claw? Robot Archie? The Spider? Unlike their American cousins, British comics only rarely featured full-on DC or Marvel-style superheroes. In fact when 2000 AD burst into the scene back in the 70s it proudly proclaimed we could forget about superheroes because it had the hyperheroes. And back in...

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Who’s in Edinburgh?

April 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Edinburgh Doctor Who Group will be presenting An Afternoon With Bernard Horsfall, star of numerous acting appearances including several Doctor Who roles (The Mind Robber, Planet of the Daleks, The War Games and the Deadly Assassin). Details of the next guest event will be revealed at the Bernard event on Sunday 17th April, from...

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Eisner tribute

April 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comics news blog The Beat reports on attending a very touching memorial service for the great Will Eisner, hosted by DC Comics in an old synagogue very close to where Eisner grew up and which drew many of the comics world’s great and good, including Karen Berger, Frank Miller, Peter David and Michael Uslan among...

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Trek United

April 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Kevin passed details on to me of the Trek United campaign, which some of you may already be aware of. Niall Mullins, the Irish national Co-ordinator for Trek United sent us information, links and banners for the campaign which aims to persuade Paramount to reverse their decision not only to cancel Enterprise (which...

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