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I Like My Job by Sarah Herman Jonathan Cape Here’s a strange one. What exactly is it that marks some proposal out for publication at one of those “proper” book publishers and not others? I...

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Orbital Volume 1: Scars Written by Sylvain Runberg, Art by Serge Pelle Cinebook It’s the 23rd Century and humankind has finally been admitted to an 8000 year old intergalactic multi-species alliance and even then only...

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Moomin: The Complete Comic Strip Volume 4

July 7, 2009 | 2 Comments

Moomin: The Complete Comic Strip Volume 4 by Tove Jansson Drawn & Quarterly I genuinely can’t remember if I’ve ever read any Moomin tales before or whether I just know of them in some pop...

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Harker issue 3 & 4 by Roger Gibson & Vince Danks Ariel Press Harker issue 1 & 2 were reviewed a few weeks back. The verdict: I thought it was great. So with issues 3...

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Reasons Why I’m Scared To Love You.

July 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Reasons Why I’m Scared To Love You by Philip Spence Self Published This is a beautiful handmade and bound comic by Philip, each one a unique piece of art. It’s one of those lovely, hand...

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Detective Comics 854: Batwoman takes over

July 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Batwoman in Detective Comics 854 by Greg Rucka and JH Williams III DC Comics There’s only one reason I picked up this issue of Detective Comics: J H Williams’ artwork. Even just the preview pages...

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Fools Errand by Philip Spence

July 1, 2009 | 4 Comments

Fools Errand by Philip Spence Self Published You might know Philip from his very lovely comic and webcomic Ninja Bunny (reviews here, here and here). But you might not know that, as well as crafting...

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Animation at the Film Fest

June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Among the movies I was eager to see during my annual week off at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival were two animated features which we’ve mentioned on here before (regular readers will know of...

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“And if the dam breaks open many years too soon And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too I’ll see you on the Dark Side...

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Batman And Robin #1 Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely DC Comics I’ve been a little down on Grant Morrison’s work lately. Not that I’ve really read that much. It’s just that his whole DC continuity...

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