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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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MirrorMask in Edinburgh

July 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

The phrase ‘eagerly anticipated’ doesn’t really quite cover the way fans feel about the movie collaboration between Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman. MirrorMask wowed them at the Sundance Film Festival and I’ve been waiting along with many others to see if it was likely to appear on the programme of this year’s Edinburgh International Film...

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Fauna

July 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Xeric Grant has encouraged and nurtured a number of independent comics creators, including Alex Fellows. We’ve just added on a new Xeric winner to the graphic novels pre-orders which I reckon is well worth a look – Fauna by Zack Gardner. Obviously I haven’t read it yet, but I have to say I am...

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So tempting they should be a Sin…

July 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Dark Horse’s advance orders for November are now live on the graphic novels site. My attention was drawn straight away to the second, gorgeous-looking Sin City collection. Frank Miller’s Sin City Library Set II to give it its full title. As with the first set it is a collection of four hardback, prestige-format graphic novels...

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JLA – the game

July 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Sony PS2 and X-Box owners look set to have their playing fingers tapping over a new superhero game as Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced they were working on a new game for those platforms based around the popular Justice League of America comic. Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was quoted...

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Dead Boy Detectives

July 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Season of Mists story-arc of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman was one of my favourite parts of an outstanding series. I loved the whole central conceit of having Lucifer grow tired of running Hell and quitting his job, kicking out the demons and the damned and giving the key to Morpheus. The cast was huge, from...

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Goon show

July 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Did you know that Dark Horse is producing a very special hardback collection of Eisner-winning The Goon this autumn? Oh yes, indeedy – The Goon: Fancy Pants Edition will be released in October, putting, for the first time, the Goon’s life into chronological order as well as featuring delicious extras such as a sketchbook and...

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The Kirby Museum

July 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Work has begun on the Jack Kirby Museum, it was announced this week. Kirby was – and indeed still is – a legend in the comics industry and a firm favourite with fans worldwide. You can’t underestimate the effect and influence he has had on the genre and the succeeding generations of artists and writers,...

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Makes you think

July 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Cheryl over in the delightful environs of the Emerald City noted a rather interesting diatribe from another ‘dear, green place’ – Glasgow author Hal Duncan’s blog. Hal was taking issue with people who think some of us ’read too much into it’ when getting ourselves deeply into a good book. Well, pardon us for actually...

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A Game of Thrones

July 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

There has been a great deal of online discussion generated by the author George R R Martin in recent months as many of this best-selling writer’s fans wait for the long overdue next novel (which George has explained sensibly will be ready when its ready, rather than simply releasing a sub-standard and hurried work). Well,...

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Sketchbook adventures

July 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Coming this autumn from Denis Kitchen – and many of us remember his gone-but-not-forgotten Kitchen Sink imprint fondly – is a real treat for those who love the more unusual and innovative edge of the comics world. The Sketchbook Adventures are coming from Pete Poplaski, who has worked on almost everything in the industry, from...

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