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Reviews: Score – a Film Music Documentary

March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Score: a Film Music Documentary, Directed by Matt Schrader Music and cinema, two of my favourite things in life, and when combined those visuals flickering on the screen, the narrative, the actors, the dialogue and...

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Punk’s Not Dead #1, David Barnett, Martin Simmonds, Aditya Bidikar, Dee Cunniffe, Black Crown/IDW Publishing (cover artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz) I am just old enough to remember punk, but also be a bit too young...

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Coco, Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Starring Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Alanna Ubach, Jaime Camil The latest film from Disney Pixar brings us to Mexico where a young boy,...

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Alex’s audio round up

January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s time for Alex Fitch to fill us in on details of his first Panel Borders show of 2018; as ever check the Panel Borders site for more details and to access a pile of...

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Kurdt needs your support!

November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music biographies in comic format are quite popular these days all across Europe it would seem. Flemish cartoonist Gerrit De Bremme has started a funding campaign for his graphic biography of seminal grunge hero Kurt...

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New music comics from the continent

October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music, and more particularly the lives of musicians, seems to be a neverending source of inspiration for cartoonist everywhere. Recently, two new books were published about artists working in very different genres, but with equally...

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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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It may require some knowledge about both classic European comics and the history of the Beatles alike, but I for one have not laughed as hard with a cartoon recently as I did with this...

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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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