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  • 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. ...

  • 18 2018 January

    Angouleme 2018 – the nominees

    As explained in my previous post, every new edition of the Angoulême Festival comes with a generous number of awards, each with an equally general amount of nominees. It is safe to say that if...

  • 18 2018 January

    Reviews: Star Wars – the Art of the Last Jedi

    The Art of Star Wars: the last Jedi, Phil Szostak, Abrams So, The Last Jedi, eh? Everyone has their opinion on the movie, whether they think it good or bad, or a disgraceful act of...

  • 17 2018 January

    Space Precinct Reloaded – signing in FP Belfast!

    Gerry Anderson’s creations have entertained and delighted generations of kids, both his pioneering Supermarionation puppet shows and his live action sci-fi series, always with fabulous designs (that made oh such equally fabulous toys!). For many...

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Maximum 4 Mosley

October 17, 2005 | 0 Comments

Walter Mosley, the internationally best-selling crime novelist (and long-time comics fan) is apparently the inspiration behind the incredibly tasty Fantastic Four Maximum Edition coming from Marvel this November. Mosley said that he had the idea for the blown-up images because when he was a child reading comics he would try to get as close as...

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The Wizard of Oz

October 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the FPI blog’s favourite makkars, Jeff VanderMeer, has some delightful posts up on his VanderWorld blog detailing his excursion to the Land Down Under where he signed books, engaged in learned literary debate and writer’s workshops, so called because in the olde days unscrupulous publishers used to lock young writers into rooms in...

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Bond

October 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Following on from yesterday’s speculation the new James Bond has been announced and – no real surprise – it is indeed Daniel Craig who will be the next holder of the double-O license to kill. Shooting on the Paul Haggis-scripted Casino Royale begins in January and promises to take us back to the books with...

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Jump Tribe

October 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, it isn’t the tale of a bunch of Van Halen fans – it is in fact a very groovy new series from the wonderfully deranged mind of Clive Barker. Clive has long been known as the king of alternative horror – his books took a tired, often cliché-ridden genre and gave them a kick...

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The name is…?

October 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Bond, James Bond. Well, at least that is the character’s name but the name of the next actor to play Fleming’s immortal superspy remains a secret even a double-O agent would have trouble finding out. Although the movie makers have been in the press this week discussing the new Bond film they had to admit...

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Gaiman does Kirby

October 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comic sites have been buzzing with speculation concerning the Most Excellent Neil Gaiman’s next project for Marvel. Neil has dropped little hints about the project, a re-working of the legendary Jack Kirby’s series, the Eternals, on his current US tour as he promotes his new novel Anansi Boys (his first humorous book since Good Omens...

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Not sold out shocker!

October 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The comic news websites have been full of stories of sold-out issues these last few months, from Serenity to Supergirl. Being a comic fan I am naturally pleased to see good material being so popular but my cynical side looks at this and wonders what sort of print run there was? Did it sell out...

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FPI mag

October 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

Matt Camp, our ape-wrestling super-editor tells me that the second issue of the FPI magazine should be hitting the shelves by the end of this week, choc-full of articles, reviews and our world-famous mega-catalogue (all in glowing colour), still a snip at £1.40. The second issue is a simian special as you may guess from...

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Nominated Who

October 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The revamped Doctor Who series has made it onto no less than three categories in the shortlists for this year’s National Television Awards (the ceremony is held on October 25th). Who has been nominated in the most popular drama series (nicely reflecting the series’ adult credentials and not just its kid-appeal) while the two leads,...

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Wallace and Gromit up in smoke

October 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Fire Brigade in Bristol was called to a serious fire in a warehouse this morning – a warehouse which just happened to contain most of Aardman Animations props and scenery. One spokesperson said that the company’s entire history had gone up in smoke, from Morph through Creature Comforts to Chicken Run and, of course,...

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