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  • 26 2017 September

    Learn how to read with Donald Duck

    A school in Rotterdam has decided to give their younger pupils a free subscription to the Dutch weekly Donald Duck to help them with their reading and with expanding their vocabulary. The idea for this...

  • 25 2017 September

    In memoriam Bert Bus

    The history of comics is made by a few great cartoonist, but also (and maybe even more so) by countless realtively unknown artists, plodding away in the shadows, making the artform into what it is....

  • 22 2017 September

    Fate of the Rotterdam Strip Museum Sealed

    After Strips, the comics museum in Rotterdam, filed for bankruptcy in June (as we reported earlier), there was still hope for a possible restart. That hope, in the mean time, has proven to be wishful...

  • 22 2017 September

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #130

    Yep, it’s that time of week again when we post up some news and links we spotted over the last few days: Lovely portrait of the late, great Harry Dean Stanon by the excellent Bill...

  • 21 2017 September

    Historical Tintin album at auction

    Dutch online auction house Catawiki is currently offering a Tintin album that may very well be one of the rarest ever, at least from a historical perspective. Record-breaking Tintin auctions are nothing special anymore these...

Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense #129)

September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Friday again? Must be time for Richard and Joe to take you through just a few of the comics related tales we’ve seen this past week…...

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Berlin cartoonists eligible for subsidies

September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our screens may be overrun with movies and TV series based on comics, but on the whole our beloved medium is not a fount of riches for the average cartoonist. Even in a country like France, where kids practically learn to read with comics, the alarms are sounded because so many lesser known artists and writers are...

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Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-year Battle Between marvel & DC, Reed Tucker, Sphere Growing up as a comics reader there was often a dividing line for many – are you DC or Marvel? Personally, even as a kid I found that a silly distinction as I read comics from both – and of course in...

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Fifty years of Carlsen Comics

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 1967, the Danish comics publisher Carlsen wanted to branch out and received the licence to publish Hergé’s Tintin comics in Germany as well, thus introducing Germany to the great European comics culture. Even though at that time, comics were starting to receive accolades as the Ninth Art all over Europe, in Germany they were...

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Reviews: it’s a dog’s life – Talking to Gina

September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Talking to Gina, Ottilie Hainsworth, Myriad Editions Anyone who has ever shared their life and home with animals – dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses and many more – will already be aware of the enormous impact our furry friends can have on our lives, especially our emotional well-being, and how they become truly part of...

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Paranormal investigator Dylan Dog and vampire hunter Dampyr, two of the most famous characters in the catalogue of Italian comics giant Bonelli, are the first Italian comics characters to star in their very own crossover. The book, which will run not as a stand-alone mini-series, but be part of both characters’ regular schedule, is an initiative...

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Dastardly & Muttley #1, Garth Ennis, Mauricet, John Kalisz, Rob Steen, DC Comics I’m normally not into comics based on – here more inspired by – TV cartoons, much as I love some of those cartoon shows; the comics versions never feel the same to me. And Dastardly and Muttley? Oh yes, I loved them...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense #128)

September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yep, it’s Friday once more and that means it’s time for Joe and Richard to deliver our weekly, quick-hit round up of news and links spotted over the last few days: The Vice Mag 2000 AD exhibition Zarjaz, in collaboration with the Thought Bubble Festival has opened its doors in Leeds, at the Gallery at...

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Kingsman: the Golden Circle, the sequel to the hit (and hugely enjoyable) Kingsman: the Sercret Service Film, based on the comics by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, hits UK cinemas screens and IMAX on the 20th of September, with director Matthew Vaughan and scriptwriter Jane Goldman collaborating once more, so we know we’re in pretty...

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Princess of Blood (Book Two of the God Fragments), Tom Lloyd, Gollancz (cover artwork by Jon McCoy) Stranger of Tempest was one of my top five books of 2016 (reviewed here), and right from the moment I turned the last page I could hardly wait for the next installment. The intermediate novella – Honour Under...

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