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  • 23 2018 January

    Celebrating UK Comics Fandom – Get Fanscene Free!

    Last week we ran a story about the first UK Comic Convention, 50 years ago this August, as organised by ex-Nostalgia & Comics owner, Phil Clarke, and Steve Moore, in Birmingham 1968. This week it’s a...

  • 23 2018 January

    Awards: the Razzies nominees are out!

    We’re well into the swing of awards season, but there is one gong that most artists dread winning rather than covet, and that is the famous Golden Raspberries, or Razzies, given out for the most...

  • 23 2018 January

    The 2000AD Preview – Prog 2065

    2000AD Prog 2065 Preview – Out Weds 24th January...

  • 22 2018 January

    Competitions: win a fab trip to Iceland with The Shape of Water

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Shape of Water, from the brilliant Guillermo Del Toro, which hits UK cinemas on February 16th, and stars Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer....

  • 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...

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Animated

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

Animation genius Chuck Jones has an exhibition of his artwork on display until April 3rd at the Animation Art Gallery in London, marking the 65th anniversary of legendary entertainer and movie star Bugs Bunny (what do you mean he’s not real? How dare you! Bugs was one of my role models as a child). In...

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X marks the spot

March 16, 2005 | 0 Comments

One of the few shows to combine genuine cult and mass audience appeal, the X-Files is making a welcome return to graphic novel territory. Checker have the first volume due out this month, picking up from where the old Topps comics left off their collection, with a mixture of original stories and some adaptations of...

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Owly

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of our top FPI buyer Isobel we bring you some cuddly goodness: Now – on a Cuteness scale of 1 to 10, how cute is this? Personally, I’d say this one goes up to 11. After the huge success of Owly Vol. 1 – The Way Home, Top Shelf has now decided to produce...

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Blankets

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

More awards news – soon we’ll need to start running awards for the awards – Craig Thompson has garnered yet more laurels for the critically-acclaimed and semi-autobiographical graphic novel Blankets. Following on from his other European success at Angouleme earlier this year (where Persepolis writer Marjane Satrapi was also honoured) he’s now been awarded Les...

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Hugos news

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The nominations process for the Hugo awards to be presented at the Worldcon this summer in Glasgow has now closed, with the official shortlist due to be released at Easter. The Worldcon organisers have announced that the Hugo ceremony MCs this year will be the writer, broadcaster and critic Kim Newman and the Arthur C...

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Joss Whedon

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

The ultra-fab Joss Whedon has been back at the world of comics, this time in the esteemed company of some of his fellow writing team from Buffy and Angel. Dark Horse has collected together their Tales of the Vampires, a number of short stories linked together by having a captive vampire narrating them to school...

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Neil Gaiman, Michael Zulli

March 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

There is an intriguing insight into the creative process available to comics fans on the web at the moment. The far-too-incredibly-gifted Neil Gaiman mentioned on his journal that the equally gifted Michael Zulli who provided the gorgeous illustrations for the Wake chapters of the Sandman (among many other works) has tired of being asked to...

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Shaun of the Dead

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

The movie magazine Empire has just held their annual awards as voted for by their readers. The totally excellent Shaun of the Dead – described as a Rom-Com-Zom flick – took the award for Best British movie. In related news IDW recently announced the publication of a four-issue mini-series of Shaun of the Dead. Chris...

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Déjà vu

March 14, 2005 | 0 Comments

Debut writer Ian Hocking kindly got in touch with us recently to let us know about his first SF novel, Déjà Vu. Set in 2023 it follows David Proctor, a scientist on the run, blamed for bombing the ‘West Lothian Project’ years before. David doesn’t remember committing this atrocity, but it seems everyone else does....

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Real-life Comic hero

March 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

The Glasgow-based Herald newspaper carried a fascinating piece about a real-life hero who later became a comic book hero. Private Jimmy Stokes won the highest honour, the Victoria Cross, during fierce fighting in the Netherlands. Despite being shot eight times he single-handedly captured seventeen German soldiers. His amazing feats were later immoratalised in the classic...

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