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  • 28 2017 April

    Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #109

    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...

  • 27 2017 April

    Leo Baxendale, comics legend

    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...

  • 26 2017 April

    Have no fear, Imbattable is here!

    When you’re a jaded comics aficionado like me, browsing through publishing schedules in search of a fix, you seldom get really excited when you hear of a new book in a new series by people...

  • 25 2017 April

    Competitions: Mega-swag to be won with Alien: Covenant

    We’re all eagerly awaiting the newest film in the iconic Alien series, with Alien:Covenant due to hit screens and IMAX on May 12th, with the great Ridley Scott returning to his terrifying creation and adding...

  • 25 2017 April

    Reviews: psychological dread in The Resident

    The Resident, Directed by John Ainslie Starring Tianna Nori, Mark Matechuk, Krista Madison You could be forgiven for thinking the story concept for The Resident (also known as The Sublet in the US) sounds not...

The Hugos shortlist

April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tor has the shortlist of nominees for this year’s prestigious Hugo Awards, and notes that with some 108 finalists across the various categories this is the most extensive Hugo nominee list on record. I also notice Tor isn’t doing too badly on the nominations front. I also have to single out two of our own...

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Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s wonderfully odball Swiss Army Man comes to DVD and Blu-Ray on April 10th from Lionsgate. One of the more delightfully weird films of recent years it sees Paul Dano as a desperate,  shipwrecked man who finds a corpse (played by Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe) on the shore. The emotionally damaged...

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Scottish peeps! The Glenrothes Comic Con hits the sunny Kingdom of Fife this summer, with creators like Colin Bell, Neil Slorance, Gary Erskine, Mike Collins, Emma Beeby, Gordon Rennie, John Ferguson and Will Simpson in attendance on Saturday June the 10th in the Rothes Halls. Keep up with the latest details via their Twitter and...

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Chalk, Paul Cornell, Tor Books (cover design by Peter Lutjen) The great publisher of SF&F, Tor, has been doing a cracking run of shorter books recently, some by new talent, some by existing, some very short (like 90 page novellas), some a bit longer (as is the case here, although still a bit shorter than...

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When bandes dessinées grew up…

April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Michel-Édouard Leclerc is the owner and CEO of the Hypermarchés Leclerc, a large chain of supermarkets and other retailers all across France. Over the years he has also become one of the most important collectors of original bandes dessinées art in Europe, especially when it comes to artwork that appeared in Métal Hurlant and (A Suivre), the...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #105

March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s time once more for our quick-hit round up of news and links we spotted over the last few days: The one and only Malcy Duff is taking the road south for an exhibition in London’s The Horse Hospital, showing his new High Hedges comics work from April 22nd to 29th. From the description: “The...

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Ten Minutes on Mars, Jonathan Fisher One of my favourtite albums from way back in the day was Black And White by The Stranglers, four men on top of their game with something to say and with all the artful means of saying it. The stand out track for me was Toiler On The Sea....

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Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche The popular Anime movie gets the live action treatment in this effects heavy action adventure starring Scarlett Johansson. After a supposed terrorist attack leaves a young girl with only brain function, the brain is placed into a ‘shell’,...

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To do in May: the Enniskillen ComicFest

March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Enniskillen ComicFest is on the 5th and 6th May 2017, and the main event is taking place in the beautifully historic Enniskillen Castle. The guest list is absolutely stunning with a slew of Irish and international creators in attendance. Now in its second year, the ComicFest has announced a great line up: ‘John Wagner and...

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The Little Mermaid, Metaphrog (adapted from Hans Christian Andersen), Papercutz Glasgow duo Metaphrog have been favourite creators of mine for many years now; each of their fascinating Louis books seemed add new layers and new craft in both art and storytelling approach, and then the first of their books for Papercutz, a spellbinding adaptation of...

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