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  • 20 2018 June

    The Black Cat, The Snapper and the Gloomy Grin

    Three brilliant books from the low countries have recently been published in English, and in case you didn’t notice, here’s the skinny (or, as they are called in the bizz, some capsule reviews). We talked...

  • 19 2018 June

    Previewing the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2018

    (Tula Lotay cover) Coming to a comic shop near you this Wedsnesday, June 20th, the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special! This will be the very first time in the history of 2000AD that the entire creative team,...

  • 18 2018 June

    Reviews: Love, life and art in Left

    Left, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Comics I’ve seen Steven Ingram’s Left series several times at comics fairs, but as there were multiple volumes to catch up I usually ended up buying some of his other...

  • 18 2018 June

    Amsterdam Comics Conference

    Amsterdam Comics, an independent comics research group that “that seeks to productively clash theory with practice through several strategies” just announced their second Comics Conference, which will be held on November 15-17, 2018. Titled “Drawing...

  • 15 2018 June

    Reviews: there is life on Mars – The Weatherman

    The Weatherman #1, Jody LeHeup, Nathan Fox, Dave Stewart, Steve Wands, Image Comics Another week and another pretty damned fine first issue of a new series from Image. It’s gotten to the stage where several...

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Stoned

January 18, 2006 | 0 Comments

The BBC reports that the one and only William Shatner has auctioned… Wait for it… One of his kidney stones for £14, 000!!! We all know Trek-related memorabilia can go for a lot of money, but how often do the original stars auction off parts of themselves? Worry not, it is not the start of...

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End of the road

January 17, 2006 | 0 Comments

Two comics series look set to finish in the near future, with the news that Terry Moore is to wrap up his multi-award winning Strangers in Paradise with issue #90, due around May of this year. Elsewhere rumours online hint that Marvel may be about to pull the plug on the Spider-Girl series with issue...

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Globes get Lost

January 17, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Golden Globes were a little light on the fantastic genre entries this year, but sandwiched between the various wins for Hulk director Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain came news that perplexing but absorbing series Lost won in the Best Television Series (Drama) category....

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Eddie talks Fate

January 17, 2006 | 1 Comments

No, not the computer from V For Vendetta or the esoteric hero from the DC universe, but Fate of the Artist as it happens. As mentioned here recently, the excellent Eddie Campbell is one of the creators the new First Second Books imprint will feature in their inaugural graphic novels range this spring. All excited,...

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New Clarion site

January 12, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Clarion Foundation, a well-respected organisation which encourages, nurtures and supports good writing in science fiction and fantasy via their workshops and other activities has a new site, with a special mission to seek out more support for their work via donations and a special Ebay auction; details can be found on the site....

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New graphic novel publisher

January 12, 2006 | 0 Comments

This May sees the launch of a new range of graphic novels, with First Second Books publishing six titles in their inaugural release schedule. It is an interesting mix, covering from all-ages material in Sardine in Outer Space by Emmanuel Guibert and the always excellent Joann Sfar through to Deogratias by J.P. Stassen, which follows...

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Of Gaiman puppets and moving images

January 11, 2006 | 0 Comments

One of my favourite comic and novel authors, Neil Gaiman, mentions in his journal that MirrorMask, the film he scripted and long-time collaborator, the amazingly imaginative Dave McKean directed, will finally get a UK release in March. Until now its only UK appearances have been at film festivals – I was lucky enough to see...

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Designer Gorillaz

January 11, 2006 | 0 Comments

Jamie Hewlett of Tank Girl and Gorillaz fame has made the shortlist for the £25, 0000 Designer of the Year Award, the UK design world’s equivalent of the Turner Prize (although perhaps not so pretentious). The lad’s come a long way since the days of the old Deadline comic! A show begins in early March...

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Rarebit dreams

January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Our chums at Fantagraphics (who have a large number of potential Angoulême winners) pointed us towards a fascinating article on the great Winsor McCay by Jeet Heer in a recent Boston Globe article. McCay is one of those names that some readers will recognise and associate with his Little Nemo in Slumberland tales, referenced by...

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Philip K Dick

January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

The well-known dancer on the Yellow Brick Road, Cheryl Morgan over at Emerald City brings our attention to the fact that the new Philip K Dick awards shortlist is now out. Typical, wait ages for an awards shortlist, post two in the same morning! Only kidding – it’s a very prestigious prize and as Cheryl...

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