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Reviews: Love and Life in China – Our Story

April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our Story: a Memoir of Love and Life in China, Rao Pingru, Square Peg/Vintage Books “All we children knew about them was that books were among the good things of this world.” This was an...

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Normally we aim to run our occasional Director’s Commentary features (where we give over the space to the writers and artists to talk about their latest work in their own words, in whatever way they...

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In April of this year we lost one of our most gifted and influential creators in the rich heritage of British comics, Leo Baxendale, passing away at the age of eighty-six. Or I should say...

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Magritte: This is not a Biography, Vincent Zabus, Thomas Campi, SelfMadeHero SelfMadeHero’s exellent Art Masters series continues with this look at one of the great kings of Surrealism, Rene Magritte, and appropriately enough this does...

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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...

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Janis Joplin in comics

July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

One could say that the very first time Janis Joplin appeared in comics-format, was on the sleeve of her first major studio recording,Cheap Thrills (with Big Brother and The Holding Company). That sleeve, created by underground god R....

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One of our favourite UK publishers, SelfMadeHero (celebrating ten years in the biz this year) has a couple of exciting announcements for new works coming this autumn. Tillie Walden has been impressing us and pretty...

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Reviews: the invention of a star – Haddon Hall

February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie, Nejib, SelfMadeHero “It was the end of the Swinging Sixties. That day, like so many others, the London sky was sad, like a cold cup of tea. The nasty...

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Reviews: The Facts of Life

January 24, 2017 | 1 Comments

The Facts of Life, Paula Knight, Myriad Editions Polly (essentially an avatar for author Paula herself) and April are bestest friends, two little girls growing up in the Britain of the 1970s, a very different...

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Following up on our report on exciting comics  coming up in the Netherlands, two new such projects were announced in the past few weeks. Building on the success of his comics biography of old master...

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