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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...

The Red Turtle, Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit The new film from Studio Ghibli (in conjunction with Wild Bunch) tells the story of a man who is shipwrecked on a deserted island. As he tries to survive and then escape his efforts are hampered by a giant red turtle. When the beast comes ashore...

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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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