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  • 24 2017 November

    Beaux livres for Christmas

    If you, like me, have a deep love for classic Eurocomics and for beautiful books, the months before Christmas often seem designed to burn a deep hole in your pocket, not to mention straining the...

  • 24 2017 November

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #139

    Yes, it’s that time of week for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense), our weekly, quick-hit round up of news and links spotted by Richard and Joe over the last few days: Loving the sound of this...

  • 23 2017 November

    Reviews: tick-tock, tick-tock as the Doomsday Clock arrives

    Doomsday Clock #1, Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, Brad Anderson, Rob Leigh DC Comics I must confess to a lot of ambivalent feelings approaching the start of this much-heralded series. I avoided the Before Watchmen comics...

  • 23 2017 November

    Happy birthday to our favourite Time Lord

    “I do what I do because it’s right. Because it’s decent. And above all, it’s kind. Just that. Just kind.” It’s November 23rd, 1963, and on a cold, dark, winter night in Britain, as people...

  • 22 2017 November

    Reviews: The Saddest Whale and Other Stories

    The Saddest Whale and Other Stories, Steven Ingram, Blurred Lines Here’s another review which I must apologise for being rather late in reviewing – I bought this from Steven at a local comic convention several...

The grand Bryan Talbot Grandville exhibition

November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Byan Talbot’s Grandville Exhibition, Orbital Comics London Opened 6th of November, running until the 5th December I took the opportunity to visit the Grandville Art Exhibition at Orbital Comics in London, and was very impressed by what was presented. The dedicated gallery is set out with a beautiful selection of original artwork pages. Without doubt,...

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Reviews: Places in the Darkness

November 14, 2017 | 1 Comments

Places in the Darkness, Chris Brookmyre, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Steve Stone) Welcome to Ciudad de Cielo, or CdC, a city in the sky, orbiting high above planet Earth, a shining beacon to the blue world below. Home to the Quadriga, a consortium of four mega corporations and the brightest minds humanity has to...

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Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition returns

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some good news: the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition is returning. Two previous such competitions by this splendid Indy publisher has seen some terrific talent not only winning but going on to be published, with works that garnered much acclaim such as Jade Sarson and Gareth Brookes (indeed Myriad also went on to publish four...

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The Phoenix – USA

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

For us here in the UK we know all about the great kids comic, The Phoenix. And here on the FPI Blog, we’ve been telling you all about it ever since that very first issue came out. David Fickling and the editorial team, together with a fine group of artists and writers have been making...

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Luther animated

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Five hundred years almost to the day after he published his theses by nailing them to the church door in Wittenberg, church reformer Martin Luther finally is the hero of his own animated short. Directed by Magnus I. Moller for Danish animation studio Tumblehead and featuring animation by Mette Tange, The Story of Martin Luther describes how Luther became a monk, his...

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Preacher Season Two, Starring Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga Sony Pictures Home Entertainment I loved Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher comics, I still have a pile of the original issues in my stash at home. So like many I was quite excited to see what it would be like on television, especially in...

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Stuff (& Probably Nonsense) #137

November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

And once more it’s that time of week for Joe and Richard to have a quick look through some news and links we spotted over the last few days: Tor Freeman has won the 2017 Observer/Cape/Comic graphic fiction prize, something of a landmark on the UK comics scene for quite a number of years now....

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Reviews: it’s just business – Port of Earth

November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Port of Earth #1, Zack Kaplan, Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, Troy Peteri, Image Comics First contact – are we alone in an unbelievably vast cosmos, or are there other intelligent lifeforms out there? Will we ever meet them, and if we do how will a usually divided humanity respond to the encountering non-human intelligent lifeforms?...

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Pronatopia will move you

November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch designer and cartoonist Andre Bergs is a generous man. He’s giving away his new comic, Pronatopia, for free. Pronatopia is a digital comic, that takes advantage of the various features of a mobile device like a tablet or a phone. Not only does its interface allow you to zoom into every panel separately, the images also...

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Grandville: Force Majeure, Bryan Talbot, Jonathan Cape (UK) Dark Horse (N America) To say I’ve been looking forward to this book for some time is an understatement – Bryan was kind enough to show me a few pages on his iPad when he was at the Edinburgh Book Fest last year, knowing how much I’ve...

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