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  • 23 2017 June

    Film: Ink, Cocks and Rock’n’Roll

    Regular readers may remember us blogging some time back about a documentary of sorts (the term doesn’t quite do it justice) from Vice mag, a film one of our favourite naughty comickers, Krent Able, deliciously...

  • 23 2017 June

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #117

    Shall we take a spin around the comics freeway once more? Here we go…...

  • 21 2017 June

    Small Press Day in Dublin and Glasgow

    As we’ve already blogged, the excellent notion of Small Press Day is returning for a second year, on July 8th, a great chance to celebrate the incredibly vibrant small press comickers and zine makers we...

  • 21 2017 June

    Agent 327 is heading for the big screen

    Even though Martin Lodewijk’s comic series Agent 327 has the status of a classic in his native Holland, the series is largely unknown in other parts of the world. Translations of the books were published...

  • 20 2017 June

    Reviews: glorious wartime adventure in Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven

    Flight of the Raven, Jean-Pierre Gibrat, EuroComics/IDW I first saw Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven as Le Vol du Corbeau several years ago in a bookstore in the Saint Michel area of Paris that was...

Rig, Jon Wallace, Gollancz Back in 2014 I was offered an advance copy of a novel by a writer I knew only from short stories in the likes of Interzone (still a great place for short SF). The publisher was excited and comparing Jon Wallace’s Barricade to Richard Morgan’s powerhouse debut novel Altered Carbon. Which...

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Directed by Guy Ritchie, Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou The Arthurian legend comes to the big screen once more, this time with Guy Ritchie behind the camera and on the screen writing duties. Arthur has been raised in a brothel for the majority...

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Livestock, Hannah Berry, Jonathan Cape I’ve admired Hannah Berry’s work since her impressive, beautifully painted debut Britten & Brulightly, and since then, when it may have been easier to stick with more stories featuring those same characters, she’s created something totally different each time, and I’m pleased to see she continues to do so with...

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Enniskillen Comic Fest

May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

A warm welcome, great atmosphere, fantastic guest line up and variety of dealers made for a day that exceeded my expectations, hosted in the uniquely beautiful venue of Enniskillen Castle. There is something to be said for a smaller more intimate setting; the fan effort manifesting itself in visible entertainment and enjoyment for other fans....

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #111

May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yep, time once more for our weekly quick-hit, cut-out-and-keep round up of links and news we spotted over the last few days:   It’s with great pleasure that we point this out to you, FPI Blog contributor and true gent James Bacon is chair of the Dublin World Con 2019 bid and here he talks...

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xXx: the Return of Xander Cage, Directed by D.J. Caruso, Starring Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Toni Colette, Ruby Rose, Kris Wu, Tony Jaa   On one of the occasions I saw the comedian Stewart Lee performing live, he was doing his trademark thing of railing against the audience for not being clever enough...

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Alien: Covenant, Directed by Ridley Scott, Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo, Demián Bichir, Callie Hernandez The next film in the science fiction franchise blends together all that is good about Alien and Aliens while keeping some of the feeling of Prometheus. The Covenant is a settlement ship, heading to...

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Comics: Small Press Day in Glasgow!

May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first Small Press Day last year took place in comics shops, libraries and venues up and down the whole of the country and celebrated the incredibly rich and diverse UK Indy comics creators. I’m glad to see that Small Press Day is returning this summer, and following a great time with the event last...

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Celebrating Forty Years of 2000 AD l – 5th May 2017 A brilliantly eclectic evening with a fabulous cast of 2000 AD creators, looking back at the history of the Galaxy’s Greatest comic from their perspectives across the decades. Barely outside Enniskillen, set in idyllic surroundings is the lovely Ardhowen Theatre. As one walks through lush...

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Competitions: Win tix to MCM London!

May 8, 2017 | 1 Comments

The big London MCM Comic Con is coming very soon – May 26th to 28th – and boasts a huge array of guests from the worlds of comics, gaming, TV and film, including Billie Piper, Legends of Tomorrow’s Victor Garber, Verne Troyer, Donnie Yen, Lou Ferrigno, Nichelle Nichols, Summer Glau and many more, while the...

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