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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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Worldcon day rates

June 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

The folks at Interaction, the Worldcon due in Glasgow this August, have released details of the price structure for day tickets (as opposed to a pass for the entire con): Thursday, August 4th: £25 Adult / £5 Child (includes admission to film preview of “Howl’s Moving Castle”) Friday, August 5th: £30 Adult / £10 Child...

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Visit scenic Ambergris

June 6, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fancy seeing how you would fare on a visit to Ambergris, the legendary City of Saints and Madmen? Well, Jeff VanderMeer is continuing his multimedia expansion and is now offering readers the chance via an online quiz, which I have to say suits the atmosphere of the book admirably. What do you mean, you haven’t...

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We3

June 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

We’ve been waiting for this collection to come out – We3 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. It has been, to coin a phrase, eagerly anticipated – not just by our readers but by a fair number of the FPI staff as well, myself among them. Imagine one of those old Disney ‘incredible journey’ type...

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Free booklet

June 3, 2005 | 0 Comments

This weekend FPI are giving away a 16 page, colour-illustrated booklet on graphic novels. It has suggestions for those new to the genre, those returning after a few years of absence and for the old hands too. Like our new website it ranges across a diverse number of tales, from the grim and gritty like...

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Graphic Novels A-Go-Go!

May 27, 2005 | 0 Comments

For weeks the FPI online crew have been labouring in our secret underground lair, working on a whole, shiny, new Graphic Novels site. Since we have a huge amount of graphic novels on our lists, you can appreciate it is no small job to get them all into our new site, but we think you...

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Honourable mention

May 26, 2005 | 0 Comments

My colleague Jim points out with pleasure that the Glasgow branch of Forbidden Planet International was singled out in a recent entry in the Basement Tapes over at the well-respected Comic Book Resources site. Matt Fraction and Joe Casey are discussing the recent Bristol comics expo and the UK scene when Casey informs his readers...

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Moore bails from DC

May 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comic Book Resources has reported that Alan Moore, one of our most venerated of comics writers, has finally severed his connection with DC and will be taking later League of Extraordinary Gentlemen elsewhere. Moore has been working at arms length from DC for some time now, being somewhat unhappy, but he has now felt moved...

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SF Shorts

May 21, 2005 | 0 Comments

No, I’m not talking about a new range of garments that FPI are selling for the fashion-conscious SF person for the summer. Shorts, as in short fiction. The organiser of Interaction, the Worldcon being held in Glasgow this August have created a series of links on the Hugo nominations page. In the case of the...

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Comic violence

May 19, 2005 | 0 Comments

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have been in the rather flash environs of the Cannes Film Festival, along with many of the cast members of Sin City. Miller has reportedly been drawn into the old chestnut about violent imagery – in comics and films especially – leading to real-life violence. He pointed out that violence...

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Who’s in the shop?

May 18, 2005 | 0 Comments

When asked what they did at work the other day some of our staff could honestly reply they were constructing a Tardis. No, it’s not that we so love all things SF that we spend our time in-between lovingly arranging our comics, books and goodies contructing time and space machines – although if we could...

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