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  • 25 2018 May

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #165

    It’s Friday again and that means time for Richard and Joe to bring you more news and links spotted over the last few days in our regular Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Stan Sakai Honoured The...

  • 24 2018 May

    Shortlist announced for Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition

    We’ve seen some quite excellent graphic novels coming from British Indy publisher Myriad Editions over the last few years. As well as publishing quite a diverse range of graphic novels (among their wider range of...

  • 24 2018 May

    Reviews: Witchfinder returns with The Gates of Heaven

    Sir Edward Grey Witchfinder: the Gates of Heaven, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, D’Israeli, Clem Robins, Michelle Madsen, Dark Horse Comics It’s always a pleasure to have any new Mike Mignola works to read, and in...

  • 24 2018 May

    New Brecht Evens for September

    The most colourful of current Flemish cartoonists (in all meanings of the word), Brecht Evens, has announced the publication of his next graphic novel, The City Of Belgium for the end of 2018, with an...

  • 23 2018 May

    Reviews: The Grey Bastards

    The Grey Bastards, Jonathan French, Orbit Books (cover design by Larry Rostant & Duncan Spilling) The Grey Bastards from Jonathan French is a smoothly written adventure which is all too easy to devour in one...

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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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