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Cinderella, Directed by Beeban Kidron, Starring Marcella Plunkett, Jane Birkin, Kathleen Turner, Gideon Turner, David Warner, Katrin Cartlidge, Lucy Punch, Leslie Phillips Simply Media The Cinderella story is pretty much an archetype – variations on...

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The Little Mermaid, Metaphrog (adapted from Hans Christian Andersen), Papercutz Glasgow duo Metaphrog have been favourite creators of mine for many years now; each of their fascinating Louis books seemed add new layers and new...

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One of my very favourite creative duos, Glasgow-based Metaphrog (winner of the 2016 Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards for the Best Visual Artist), have a second graphic novel coming from Papercutz, following their utterly gorgeous...

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Reviews: Tale of Tales

June 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tale of Tales, Directed by Matteo Garrone, Starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson Three classic Fairy Tales (by Giambattista Basile) are turned and twisted and become almost strangers to...

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Regular readers will know that I’ve long been an admirer of the work from Glasgow duo Sandra and John, better known to readers as Metaphrog, and I am delighted to see they are following their...

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Review: Briar

January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Briar By Benjamin Read, Chris Wildgoose, Jordan Boyd, Jim Campbell Improper Books A knight fights his way through the undergrowth, merely the latest would be suitor / rescuer to try and fail before the impenetrable...

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The Red Shoes, Metaphrog, Papercutz There’s something about autumn that makes it ideal for fairy tales, perhaps the long, golden twilight evenings, the perfect conditions for the Fair Folk to emerge, brings it on, or...

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Upcoming: The Red Shoes

April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of my favourite creative teams, Sandra and John of Glasgow-based Metaphrog, have been in touch to let us know about a quite gorgeous looking project that they have been working on for Papercutz: The...

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The Sleeper and the Spindle, Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell, Bloomsbury “The queen woke early that morning: “A week from today,” she said aloud. “A week from today, I shall be married.”” Short review: it’s Neil...

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Review: Butterfly Gate

November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Butterfly Gate By Benjamin Reed and Chris Wildgoose Improper Books A few days previous we had the chance to look at Improper Books’ second publication Knight & Dragon; an all-ages, choose your own adventure comic....

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