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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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Reviews: a life, a love – Stan and Nan

July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stan and Nan, Sarah Lippett, Jonathan Cape “But he was something she’d always wanted in her life.” This is Sarah Lippett’s debut graphic novel, and my goodness, it’s an extremely impressive one. A beautifully gentle...

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The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, Mary and Bryan Talbot, Jonathan Cape I’ve been eagerly awaiting this new work from the Costa Award-winning Mary and Bryan Talbot for month, and Mary and Bryan’s...

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What better way to celebrate the life and work of one of the most loved and admired painters of all time than by making a film about him, consisting completely of oil paintings. That is...

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The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis, Abrams Comicarts I’ve long been fascinated with the life and work of Alan Turing, the remarkable British mathematician and boffin (and if anyone deserves the...

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