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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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Score a rare Gerard Way cassette!

November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

At the NYC Comic Con panel on DC’s Young Animal imprint, musician and writer Gerard Way (who is penning the imprint’s new take on the much-loved Doom Patrol – see here for our review of...

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Reviews: Unearthing Live

May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

‘Unearthing’ was an essay piece Alan Moore wrote for ‘City of Disappearances’ in 2006. This collection edited by Iain Sinclair was over 650 pages long, with almost sixty contributors and brought together a fabulous array...

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Upcoming: Realm of the Damned

January 8, 2016 | 1 Comments

Back in the autumn we mentioned a forthcoming new series combining comics, horror and Death Metal music, 2000 AD alumni Alec Worley and Simon Parr‘s Realm of the Damned.  Well, the series is almost here –...

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Lemmy, RIP

December 29, 2015 | 1 Comments

Lemmy gone. He won some, he lost some, it was all the same to him… (Lemmy caricature by and (c) Vincent Hachens, via Comic Cast) (Lemmy and Motorhead perform on the cult early 80s BBC...

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