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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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Bone

May 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

Telltale Games have just set up a website for a game based on the cult-favourite comic character Bone. Not a huge amount of details yet, but given the following Bone has built over the volumes and years I’m sure there will be a lot of interest – as ever, more when we get it....

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Ambergris

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

I received a communication from the Ambergris Tourist Association recently, promoting that cruel and beautiful city. Well, actually it was an email from Jeff VanderMeer, but it comes to much the same thing since he’s sponsored by the Ambergris Merchant’s Guild. It’s an extremely fine animation for Ambergris, the City of Saints and Madmen –...

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Miéville wins Clarke

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

China Miéville has won this year’s prestigious Arthur C Clarke award in a ceremony in London on May 11th. The Iron Council sees a return to Miéville’s astonishingly well-realised New Crobuzon beat. Never one to shy away from adult topics – he’s happily sunk his teeth into social equality issues, homophobia, poverty and even inter-species...

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Batman auction

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

Rare Book News reports that the world’s biggest Batman sale is to take place. It contains the lifetime collection of Ian Mansfield Rothkerch, writer and fan, who sadly passed away at the far-too-young age of 27. He stipulated that this immense and varied collection was only to be sold intact, not broken up into individual...

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Movie debut at Worldcon

May 12, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Worldcon organisers have just issued an excititing bit of news in their latest press release: the UK debut of Howl’s Moving Castle will be held at Interaction, the 63rd Worldcon being held in Glasgow this August (the UK release isn’t until a month later). The movie follows a young girl cursed to look like...

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Natalie does Sinead

May 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

Yes, that is the luscious Natalie Portman doing a convincing Sinead O’Connor impression! The Comic Beat reports that the star of Leon, Garden State and a little thing called Star Wars is posing to demonstrate her new close shave for her role in V for Vendetta....

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Hitchhiker’s store

May 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard from my colleagues that the rather cute knitted plush version of Marvin the Paranoid Android from the new Hitchhiker’s Guide movie has sold out already, but we still have some other H2G2 goodies available for all towel-fiends in our special Hitchhiker’s section of the webstore....

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V

May 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Hugo Weaving, star of two of the biggest trilogies ever, Lord of the Rings and the Matrix films, has been announced as a replacement for James Purefoy on the movie adaptation of the classic V for Vendetta. Weaving will be playing the eponymous Codename V – anarchist, terrorist, freedom fighter (or all of these and...

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New-look DC

May 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

DC Comics unveiled their new logo design to a somewhat mixed reception. When any company alters a design that they have had in the public eye for decades they’re always likely to attract a combination of good and bad press; some fans will be upset and wonder why such a classic, easily-recognised symbol requires changing...

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Inducted

May 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Locus, one of the standard bearers of the Brit SF community (new issue out now) reports that the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, part of the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington, USA has inducted several new members as of May 6th. Chesley Bonestell, one of the artists who shaped the visual look of much...

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