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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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Keep on truckin’

March 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Robert Crumb, probably one of the most famous cartoonists of the last hundred years (if not the most famous), is receiving a lot of (overdue in our opinion) attention right now (not least in the Guardian this week). A new collection/autobiography – the R Crumb Handbook – has been released and a major retrospective of...

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New Spring

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Fantasy mega-bestselling author Robert Jordan is to branch into the illustrated realms. Along with Chuck Dixon (Batman and numerous others) he is adapting his Wheel of Time prequel New Spring for Red Eagle Entertainment. New Spring is scheduled for monthly releases and should debut at the Comic-Con International in San Diego in July....

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Vintage T-shirts

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Calvin got in touched with us today to tell us about a book he’s working on (due for publication next year) which is a fashion and design title on a subject close to our collective chests here – vintage T-shirts. He’s trying to track down some of the original cult film and SF T-shirts of...

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Hellboy

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

Dark Horse has announced the first Hellboy mini-series for far too long. Hellboy: the Island #1 (of 2) has our favourite big, red guy washing up on an island (surprise!) where he is tempted by singing dead men and stubbornly decides to ignore good advice from and old enemy. This is to be a sequel...

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Galactic Glasgow

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

My Glaswegian colleague Jim in the Buchanan Street FPI tells me that the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow’s Renfield Street (no idea if it was named after Dracula’s henchman, sorry) will be showing the trailer for the new Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith. It will take place at twelve midnight this Friday (11th) and...

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Worldcon

March 9, 2005 | 0 Comments

The colourful poster for the forthcoming Worldcon: Interaction this summer in Glasgow, 4th – 8th August and featuring a cast of thousands....

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New Harry Potter

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Bloomsbury have revealed the cover (or two covers if you want to be pedantic, since there is the now-customary ‘adult’ cover as well) of the next Harry Potter novel, due for publication on 16th of July in the UK, although the main plot details of the boy (teenager?) wizard’s new story – the Half-Blood Prince...

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Underground Maus

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Artwork from Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust graphic novel Maus is being displayed on the underground system in Budapest according to the Comics Reporter. Culture Minister Andras Bozoki stated that Spiegelman’s groundbreaking work was important because it raised serious questions. It’s great to see a graphic novel work being taken so seriously, both politically and...

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V for Vendetta

March 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Comics Continuum reported that Warner Brothers held a large press conference to mark the commencement of film work on V for Vendetta. The film adaptation of one of the greatest of graphic novels (face it, it is one of the foundation stones of the genre) by one of our best writers, Alan Moore, is being...

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WHOdunnit?

March 7, 2005 | 0 Comments

Apparently an episode of the brand-new Doctor Who series has been leaked onto the internet already, just a few weeks before transmission. The BBC say they don’t know ‘who’ was responsible, but we at FPI are putting our money squarely on the Master. And this seems as good a time as any to mention how...

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