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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #110

May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yep,  end of the week again and that means time for our quick-hit round up of news and links that we spotted over the last few days… Greg Taylor on the Daily Grail has a good, long chat with the Great Bearded Magus of Albion, Mr Alan Moore. Snip: “TDG: Moving onto less complex issues,...

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A Monster Calls, Directed by J.A. Bayona, Starring Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Toby Kebbell, James Melville I missed this movie at the cinema. I’d heard many good things about it, so I was looking forward to catching it here now it’s getting its DVD and Blu-Ray release. The short, spoiler-free version of this review...

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We’re well into awards season – we just had the Arthur C Clarke nominations and around the same time news was breaking for this year’s Eisner Award nominees. There’s a nice mix of all sorts, and as I imagine every comic reader does, I’m always happy to spot creators and series I’ve been reading myself...

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May the 4th…

May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s May the fourth. Time to pause and remember that the Dark Side is seductive, but we must never start down its path. And that we always trust in the power of Hope… (cover art to Princess Leia by Rachel and Terry Dodson, published Marvel)...

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You know spring is in the air when the shortlist for the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Awards – the pre-eminent gongs in the UK for literary science fiction – are announced. The nominees this year, I am glad to see, take in several Indy presses, which is always a good thing to see: A Closed...

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Reviews: Zander Cannon’s Kaijumax

May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kaijumax Season Two, Zander Cannon, Oni Press When Zander Cannon’s Kaijumax debuted back in 2015, it was evident that this book was going to surprise many readers. It was unlike other titles available at the time, as the unique idea of a prison drama involving kaiju was simply unheard of. Published by Oni Press, writer...

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Reviews: Aliens – Dead Orbit

May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Aliens: Dead Orbit #1, James Stokoe, Dark Horse We are insanely lucky to have an artist such as James Stokoe working in the comic book industry today. One of the finest artists to ever grace our comic shelves, James Stokoe has established himself as a talented creator with titles such as cult-favourite Orc Stain and...

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Mr Carton is the new animated series by French animator Michaël Bolufer, chronicling the attempts of a hapless driver in a cardboard car to reach a lighthouse on a hill, far in the distance. Even though it looks as if all the objects and characters have been carefully made out of real cardboard, the whole...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #109

April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Time once more for our weekly news and links round up: Thought Bubble has its annual comic art competition running (until Friday 28th July) with categories for adults and younger artists, so if you are planning to take part, you better get drawing! Over on Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon has a good, long chat with...

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Leo Baxendale, comics legend

April 27, 2017 | 6 Comments

It’s with deep sorrow that I have to tell you that over the weekend we lost one of the great wizards of British comics, Leo Baxendale, the true Master of Bash Street. Friend and fellow cartoonist Jacky Fleming was kind enough to pass on the sad news from Leo’s daughter, which was preferable to finding out from...

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