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  • 24 2017 October

    Reviews: Ann Leckie returns with Provenance

    Provenance, Ann Leckie, Orbit Books Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice seemed to come out of nowhere and conquered all before it, scooping the Arthur C Clarke, the Hugo and the Nebula awards among others, and for...

  • 23 2017 October

    Reviews: creepy tales for dark nights – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Volume 2, M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Al Davison, George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Meghan Hetrick SelfMadeHero Autumn winds blow, shaking the remaining leaves off the trees, the...

  • 20 2017 October

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #134

    And yes, it is again Friday and that means time for our weekly Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) round up of news and links we’ve spotted over the last few days: It’s thirty years since Arnie’s...

  • 19 2017 October

    Reviews: end of days – Thor deals with Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok, Directed by Taika Waititi, Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo Thor returns for his third solo adventure. As Surtur is planning the...

  • 19 2017 October

    Competitions: Win tickets to MCM London!!!

    The huge MCM London bash is coming up on 27th-29th of October, and we will have our usual stand there, where colelagues tell me we will also be selling some very special, exclusive items in...

Best selling book in Belgium is a comic

September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boek.be, the Flemish trade organisation for the book production and book selling business, has published its yearly figures on book sales in Flanders (which, if you don’t know, is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium, my home country). Overall figures remain stable, mostly thanks to a seven percent rise in sales for non fiction books (mostly food...

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As one of our very favourite creators brings his quite superb series to a conclusion this autumn, Pádraig Ó Méalóid sits down for a chat with one of the finest comickers in the UK, Bryan Talbot, to discuss the wonderful Grandville series, the final volume, Force Majeure, his many other works, influences, homages and more:...

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Miles Hyman receives French order

September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eric Guillaud’s excellent blog on the France Info website reports that the French Culture and Communications Minister has awarded the title of Chevalier Des Arts et de Lettres (the rank of Knight of the Arts and Letters) to American fine artist and cartoonist Miles Hyman. The title will be awarded at a later date by the...

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Hellboy & the BPRD 1955: Occult Intelligence, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Brian Churilla, Dave Stewart, Dark Horse (cover artwork by Paolo Rivera) The “young Hellboy” series that began with Hellboy and the BPRD 1952 (reviewed here) continues, much to my reading delight. With the main Hellboy story arc wrapped up after twenty-odd years these small...

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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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