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I’m delighted to see that some of the talent behind the fascinating and quite moving Last Man on the Moon documentary (reviewed here last year), director David Fairhead and producers Keith Haviland and Gareth Dodds, have...

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The Shoah Memorial in Paris is host to an important exhibition throughout the year, highlighting the representation of the persecution of the Jews using comics. Starting from Horst Rosenthal’s quite remarkable Mickey Au Camp De Gurs,...

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Kindred, Octavia Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings, Abrams ComicArts The late Octavia Butler has, for me, been one of our most fascinating science fiction writers – the first SF author to win a coveted MacArthur...

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It is without a doubt one of the most controversial albums in the history of comics, and not in the least due to its creator’s ambivalence towards it. When Hergé created his first Tintin story,...

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Pause and Remember

November 11, 2016 | 1 Comments

(above, a detail from The Great War by Joe Sacco, header image from Charley’s War by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun) The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the silencing of...

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Comics: Jens Harder at the Edinburgh Book Fest

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Final day of the world’s largest public literary bash at the Edinburgh International Book Festival yesterday, and another gloriously warm, bright, sunny day as I headed in to see German creator Jens Harder discussing his...

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D-Day

June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

6th June, 1944, a day not to be forgotten… (page from Omaha Beach on D-Day by Jean-David Morvan and Severine Trefouel, with photographs by Robert Capa, who was there, camera in hand to document that...

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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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Reviews – The Last Man on the Moon

April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Last Man on the Moon, Directed by Mark Craig, Featuring Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, Dick Gordon, Jim Lovell “That whole time, that’s the time I call ‘sitting on God’s front porch.” Those are the...

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Costa Award-winning Mary and Bryan Talbot return this spring with what looks like another fascinating – and hopefully also an eye-opening – work, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, which is published by Jonathan...

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