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  • 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...

  • 19 2017 October

    New music comics from the continent

    Music, and more particularly the lives of musicians, seems to be a neverending source of inspiration for cartoonist everywhere. Recently, two new books were published about artists working in very different genres, but with equally...

  • 18 2017 October

    Reviews: Rats! Willard and Ben get restored Blu-Ray edition

    Willard, Directed by Daniel Mann, Ben, Directed by Phil Karlson Starring Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke, Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O’Connell, Ernest Borgnine The Rats are coming for you as the 1970s and Bill Crosby Productions...

Kingsman: the Golden Circle, the sequel to the hit (and hugely enjoyable) Kingsman: the Sercret Service Film, based on the comics by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, hits UK cinemas screens and IMAX on the 20th of September, with director Matthew Vaughan and scriptwriter Jane Goldman collaborating once more, so we know we’re in pretty...

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Princess of Blood (Book Two of the God Fragments), Tom Lloyd, Gollancz (cover artwork by Jon McCoy) Stranger of Tempest was one of my top five books of 2016 (reviewed here), and right from the moment I turned the last page I could hardly wait for the next installment. The intermediate novella – Honour Under...

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It, Directed by Andy Muschietti, Starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis The Stephen King book which terrified fifteen-year old me is moved to 1989, with a group of bullied kids being terrorised both in school and by the paranormal clown Pennywise. Unlike the previous small screen version of It,...

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Nick Cave – Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist, SelfMadeHero “I’ve been contemplating suicide, but it really doesn’t suit my style…” I’ve been a huge admirer of Reinhard Kleist’s work going right back the best part of a decade, before it was even translated into English, impressed with a German journal’s spread on his Johnny Cash...

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Loving Vincent hits the screens

September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

About a year and a half ago, we wrote about the amazing Loving Vincent project, an animated film aimed at celebrating the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. The wonderful aspect of the film is that each frame has been lovingly created in oil paint by trained fine artists, bringing to life Van Gogh’s world...

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Merveille does Hitchcock

September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

On his Facebook page, Belgian illustrator David Merveille recently announced a series of splendid new posters that he did for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic The Trouble With Harry. The poster is published by Mad Duck Posters, and will join their Hitchcock line that already contains equally amazing work by fellow Belgian illustrator Jack Durieux (of Nautilus Art...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #127

September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yep, it’s that time of the week for Richard and Joe to post up some of the links and news spotted over the last few days: How about some nice news to start us off? One of our favourite creative teams, Glasgow-based Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers – aka Metaphrog – have secured a very...

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Parenthood uncensored

September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Liesbeth Ton is a Dutch illustrator working in Los Angeles. Using the monicker Betje she has created a series of web cartoons called, Parenting Is, highlighting the joys and “joys” of having children. On her Tapas site and on Instagram, she provides satirical tips for parents, chronicles typical situations in a mom’s life or gives...

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Moneypenny, Jody Houser, Jacob Edgar, Dearbhla Kelly, Simon Bowland Dynamite Entertainment (cover artwork by Tula Lotay) Regular readers of the blog and our Twitter will no doubt have noticed that I have really been enjoying Dynamite’s resurgent James Bond comics. Bond, of course, has a long history in comics form, as well as in prose...

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The Vault, Directed by Dan Bush, Starring Francesca Eastwood, Taryn Manning, Scott Haze, Q’Orianka Kilcher, Clifton Collins Jr., James Franco The classic bank heist going wrong film meets horror flick. Two sisters join their deadbeat brother on a bank robbery. He’s deep in with a gang and owes them a lot of cash. In order to...

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