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The Inking Woman, Edited by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, Myriad Editions Comics and cartooning have often been labelled something of a boy’s club, both in terms of creators and most of the readership, and...

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Reviews: exotica and espionage in Mata Hari #1

February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mata Hari #1, Emma Beeby, Ariela Kristantina, Pat Masioni, Berger Books / Dark Horse “A harlot? Yes, but a traitor, never!” Margaretha Geertruida Zell-MacLeod, better known to history as Mata Hari. Well before the new...

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Reviews: the eternal tangle – Best of Enemies

February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Best of Enemies:a History of US & Middle East Relations Volume 3, Jean-Pierre Filiu, David B, SelfMadeHero I have been waiting for this third volume in the Best of Enemies series for a while...

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Reviews: How to Survive in the North

November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

How to Survive in the North, Luke Healy, Nobrow Press First off, apologies for the tardiness of this piece; I read How To Survive in the North a while ago, put it to one side...

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Luther animated

November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Five hundred years almost to the day after he published his theses by nailing them to the church door in Wittenberg, church reformer Martin Luther finally is the hero of his own animated short. Directed by Magnus...

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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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Reviews: Graphic Science

October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Graphic Science: Seven Journeys of Discovery, Darryl Cunningham, Myriad Editions Now here is one of 2017’s UK graphic novel releases that I’ve been eagerly awaiting. Quite a few years ago Darryl Cunningham was our cartoonist...

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Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-year Battle Between marvel & DC, Reed Tucker, Sphere Growing up as a comics reader there was often a dividing line for many – are you DC or Marvel? Personally, even...

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A Castle in England, Jamie Rhodes, with art by Isaac Lenkiewicz, Briony May Smith, William Exley, Becky Palmer, Isabel Greenberg Nobrow Press Castles. There’s something wonderfully evocative about castles, our shared history in stone, some...

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Remembering

June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

D-Day, the 6th of June (Schulz after Mauldin)...

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