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  • 18 2017 August

    Stuff ( & Possibly Nonsense) #125

    And once again it’s that time of the week for a quick round up of news and links that Richard and Joe spotted over the last few days: The annual Worldcon, science fiction’s biggest bash,...

  • 17 2017 August

    Le petit Nicolas in comics

    René Goscinny is without a doubt one of the absolute giants of Eurocomics. He was the writer of two of the best known series (Astérix and Lucky Luke), but also one of the founders of...

  • 16 2017 August

    Reviews: deep, mythological fantasy – A Gathering of Ravens

    A Gathering of Ravens, Scott Oden, Bantam Books “To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcneas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night,...

  • 16 2017 August

    All hands on deck for Spirou

    In 2018 France and Belgium will celebrate a remarkable eighty years of Spirou. Spir-who? Spirou, created in 1938 by Rob-Vel for Dupuis, would become one of the two seminal characters of Franco- Belgian comics, and not...

  • 15 2017 August

    Reviews: Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell, Directed by Rupert Sanders, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche I have a confession to make right from the off. I could never get into the original Ghost...

Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #120

July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Time once more for that highlight of your week, as Joe and Richard take a stab at rounding up all of that comic news that you may have missed:...

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A life of mountains

July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the world of mountaineering, Italian climber Reinhold Messner is something of a legend. He was the first to climb all of the world’s fourteen 8,000+ meters peaks, and also the first to climb Mount Everest without an oxygen mask. Even on flatter terrain his feats are remarkable: he crossed Greenland and Antarctica without the...

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Reviews: the Delirium Brief

July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Delirium Brief, Charles Stross, Orbit Books The latest volume in the brilliant Laundry Files arrives from the delightfully warped brain of Charlie Stross. I’ve enjoyed Charlie’s books for many years, but I have an especially soft spot for his Laundry novels; in fact they’re a particular favourite of mine, a delicious mixture of fantasy-horror,...

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I’ve been meaning to pay a visit to one of my favourite places in Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to check out their Frank Quitely exhibition. As a comics creator working in Glasgow it’s a terrific venue to host a major comics exhibition of his work – not just because it’s a great museum...

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War for the Planet of the Apes, Directed by Matt Reeves, Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller The latest installment in the franchise which examines the road to Planet of the Apes. Caesar is trying to protect his fellow apes against the humans who have been persisting on regaining the...

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Small Press Day in Glasgow

July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saturday 8th was the second Small Press Day at venues around the UK and Ireland, a chance to celebrate our incredibly diverse and vibrant small press comics and ‘zines creators. Forbidden Planet Glasgow had organised a bash again, and this time it was being held in collaboration with the city’s landmark Kelvingrove Art Gallery and...

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Enrico Marini takes on Batman

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

On his Facebook page, Italian cartoonist Enrico Marini announced last week that he is working an original Batman story, which will be published in two volumes on in November 2017 and Spring 2018 respectively. Marini is probably best known for sprawling historical comics series, like his Aigles De Rome, or Le Scorpion, which he created...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #119

July 7, 2017 | 1 Comments

Time yet again for our weekly quick-hit round up of news and links we noticed over the last week or so: The California College of the Arts has posted up a whole pile of videos from the recent The Queers and Comics conference, running to several hours across a number of videos. Here’s the Day...

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The Farthest, Directed by Emer Reynolds Another of my slate of screenings at the recent Edinburgh International Film Festival was this gem of a science documentary from Irish director Emer Reynolds, on one of the greatest feats of exploration – the Voyager missions. I’ve been a space geek for as long as I’ve been a...

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Reviews: Sacred Creatures #1

July 6, 2017 | 1 Comments

Sacred Creatures #1, Pablo Raimondi, Klaus Janson, Image Comics Kicking off its run with a double-sized issue, Raimondi and Janson’s Sacred Creatures is an intriguing beast (all the more so for making this first issue longer – good call). Opening with what looks at first like some sort of executive meeting in a towering block...

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