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  • 18 2018 July

    Reviews: 2036 Origin Unknown

    2036 Origin Unknown, Directed by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull, Starring Katee Sackhoff, Ray Fearon, Julie Cox, Steven Cree Mackenzie “Mack” Wilson (Katee Sackhoff) is one of the last of a dying breed – what used to...

  • 17 2018 July

    Rogue Trooper movie is confirmed!!!

    Breaking news – over the weekend Brit comics fans were going nuts over some very teasing tweets from director Duncan Jones (Moon, Warcraft, Mute), hinting that for his next movie he wanted to do a...

  • 17 2018 July

    Reviews: Escaping Wars and Waves

    Escaping Wars and Waves: Encounters with Syrian Refugees, Olivier Kugler, Myriad Editions / New Internationalist “The children are nervous… When they hear any noise, even if you only knock at the door, they can get...

  • 13 2018 July

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #170

    And once more it is that time of week when Richard and Joe offer up links and news spotted over the last few days with Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Steve Ditko, RIP Very sad news...

  • 12 2018 July

    Reviews: She Could Fly

    She Could Fly #1, Christopher Cantwell, Martin Morazzo, Miroslav Mrva, Clem Robins, Berger Books / Dark Horse Comics “You know, in the air I bet the thoughts are gone and you can be free.” Luna...

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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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Angoulême

January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Angoulême international comics festival will take place at the end of this month in France, from the 26th to 29th of January. Shortlists – or Official Selections as they call them (very Cannes-style!) – for the various awards are now listed on the main site, which is available in French and English. As is...

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Piper does Pullman

January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Doctor Who star Billie Piper will be playing the lead role of the orphan Sally Lockhart in a BBC adaptation of one of best-selling author Philip Pullman’s novels. Unfortunately it isn’t an adaptation of Pullman’s quite excellent – if sometimes controversial – Dark Materials trilogy, which some refer to as the thinking man’s Harry Potter...

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I come to praise Jeff, not to bury him

January 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

The press release from Tor/Macmillan books for Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel Shriek arrived on my desk this morning along with a finished copy (hurray!). As with any book PR release it is naturally full of praise for the author’s works (although it fails to mention his charity work in caring for Evil Monkeys). After years...

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Trekphobia

January 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Pádraig over at Irish SF News draws our attention to an interesting academic article by Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka on Trekphobia, extracted from a longer paper she gave at University College Dublin. While not to every Star Trek fan’s taste I suspect those who have dabbled in academia and read (or in some cases endured as...

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Rosario

January 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

Rosario Dawson of Sin City and Alexander fame (steady boys, steady now!) is making the move from playing a comics character to creating her own. Along with the writer David Atchison and artist Tony Shasteen (of The Hunger fame) she will be launching the new series Occult Crimes Taskforce in the spring from Speakeasy. As...

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Streets of Dublin

January 7, 2006 | 0 Comments

You may be forgiven for mistaking this for the title of an old Irish folk song, or perhaps the name of the new Roddy Doyle novel. However it is in fact the name of one of the better kept secrets of comicdom, a publication from the Republic of Ireland. In fact I hadn’t come across...

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