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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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Edinburgh offer

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

The FPI store on Edinburgh’s South Bridge has announced a one week special sale with a whole 20% off merchandise (such as our great range of toys, figures, statues etc) for one week only, from this Friday until Friday 1st April. As ever this offer excludes any items already on a special offer. The branch...

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Last chance for Crumb

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Folks, it’s the final weekend to take advantage of our super-generous 35% off offer on the Complete Crumb volumes, Crumb Coffee Table Book (that’s a book to put on the coffee table, not some Ikea book you get flat-packed and assemble into a table) and the Crumb Handbook!...

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Nova Scotia

March 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

More SF news of a Scottish flavour this week, via the good offices of Charlie Stross who told us Edinburgh publisher Mercat Press were putting together a collection. Vikki from Mercat told us that the book was in its early stages, but already it’s beginning to take shape and it looks quite exciting to me....

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SF in Oz

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Marianne de Pierres, author of the excellent Parish Plessis novels kindly pointed me in the direction of the Aurealis Awards website. Here her fellow Australian SF&F writers celebrate the finest writing in the genre. Alas, it can be quite some time before we see some of those authors being printed in the UK – some...

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Mythologies

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our friends at the award-winning Scottish independent publishers Canongate have been telling us a little of what sounds like a remarkable new series of books due later this year. The Myths will allow a wide variety of contemporary authors to re-interpret and re-tell some of the great tales of world mythology. Already I can hear...

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Dead By Dawn update

March 24, 2005 | 0 Comments

It’s now less than a month to one of the best horror events of the year, the annual Dead by Dawn horror film festival in Edinburgh. Adele who works as tirelessly as any zombie in a Cornish mine (how’s that for an obscure horror reference?!) has announced more details about this year’s programme, including a...

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Hell House

March 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sirin in the Edinburgh FPI store is recommending a four-part mini series of horror comics called Hell House. Adapted by Ian Edginton with art by Simon Fraser it’s a wonderfully old-style haunted house tale, adapted with some care and love from the great Richard Matheson’s film screenplay. Matheson, as some of you may know, wrote...

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Church of Spider-Man

March 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, not a strange new religion, but news coming out from the Hollywood Reporter and other Tinsel Town showbiz sources that Thomas Haden Church has been signed up by Sam Raimi to play the villain in the third Spider-Man movie (due 2007, so we’ve got a little while to wait, but hey there’s the Fantastic...

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March 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus Online reports that the very talented new British fantasy writer Steph Swainston has won the William L Crawford award for her powerful and unusual debut novel The Year of Our War. It’s a very well-deserved piece of recognition for a very promising new author. In fact we’ve picked both the Year of our War...

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Alan Lee in Glasgow

March 22, 2005 | 0 Comments

The much-admired artist, who won an Oscar for his amazing work on the Lord of the Rings movies (and didn’t much of it look exactly like his famous paintings?), has been announced by the organisers of Worldcon as a special guest at Interaction, this year’s Worldcon in Glasgow. He will be appearing with the co-operation...

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