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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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Ultimate Lost

September 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

The leaked story that has been doing the rounds on the web comic forums and news spots like the Beat and Newsrama has been confirmed in USA Today with an article reporting that Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the hit series Lost has signed up to marvel. He is scripting Ultimate Wolverine Versus Hulk, a six...

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Rebellion

September 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our good chums over at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic have been kind enough to supply us with Rebellion’s latest release schedule. It’s fuller than the League of Fatties’ meeting room on chocolate cake night, replete with the finest tales from 2000 AD comic and we have some excellent graphic novels for you going right up...

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Swimini Purpose

September 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

What do such diverse tales such as Reboot and Rogan Gosh have in common with MTV videos, pop art, some cool 2000AD covers and the new Mad Max movie? The answer is one of the top Brit artists (in a number of fields, both in comics and without) Brendan McCarthy. With Peter Milligan he co-created...

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SF Junkie

September 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

I guess that’s a phrase that applies to a lot of us here. Richard Hawkins proudly admits to it; in fact he has gone as far as creating a new SF website, SciFi UK.com especially for the SF junkies among us (we’re not junkies, we could give it up any time we wanted, honest… It’s...

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Nova Scotia interview

September 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, I know we’ve been mentioning the Scottish SF anthology Nova Scotia a lot here, but, hey, it’s a damned fine anthology (see how this piece fits seamlessly with yesterday’s blog on graphic novel anthologies?!) of new and established writers, we love it, we chose it for the book picks in our very first FPI...

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New Anthology

September 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve seen some interesting collections recently on the comics anthology front. The big publishers such as DC have offered readers a chance to sample their imprints with the likes of the Vertigo First Taste collection while the good folks over at Fantagraphics have brought us diverse mixtures of old and new artists and writers with...

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Underworld

September 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

The IDW graphic novels for December are now live on the Pre-orders section. Among them is an adaptation of the forthcoming movie Underworld Evolution, a sequel to the Kate Beckinsale and Bill Nighy vampire film, Underworld. I enjoyed the original in a basic way but considered it to be very much style over substance –...

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Bookcrossing in Edinburgh – the inside skinny

September 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Edinburgh writer Deborah J Miller, author (under the name Miller Lau) of the excellent Last Clansman series (partly set in Edinburgh) celebrated the publication of her first novel with Tor Macmillan by going round the city recently and leaving copies of Swarmthief’s Dance (one of the SF book picks in the first issue of...

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Comic Industry Hurricane Relief

September 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Michael Avon Oeming is the latest in a line of generous-hearted folk from the comics industry to step up and try to do something to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Speaking on the Pulse Michael explained what artwork he was donating: “One is the POWERS #1 COVER, drawn in 1998. This is the first...

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Betty Boop in Hooters

September 2, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, it may sound like one of those copyright-dodgy 60s comix pornographic spoofs of a beloved old character, but actually its a report that cartoon pin-up gal Betty Boop has been signed up to the American chain Hooters, which my US chums tell me is some sort of gentlemen’s leisure club with attentive maid service....

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