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Livestock, Hannah Berry, Jonathan Cape I’ve admired Hannah Berry’s work since her impressive, beautifully painted debut Britten & Brulightly, and since then, when it may have been easier to stick with more stories featuring those...

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Reviews: Vote Loki #1

June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vote Loki #1, Christopher Hastings, Langdon Foss, Marvel Comics Off the bat I will come right out and confess that my eye was drawn to this comic as I scanned the new releases this week,...

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A far right dictator from the middle of the twentieth Century who came to a violent death, now returns to the country he tried to shape and is confronted with a future he would never have...

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Chris Riddell on the SATS Beasties…

May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

I work in a Primary school. We’ve just had the annual nightmare that is Sats testing. Where a disparate group of 11-year old children of varying academic ability and character are subjected to utterly pointless...

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This is brilliant – the Noble Sasquatch and SMLXist have this short comic on the NBM tumblr, riffing on the classic opening interrogation scene in Blade Runner as the detective tries to check for an...

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Comics: a scientifcally accurate Ant-Man?

July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Clay Yount‘s scientifically accurate (well, more accurate than the usual comics!) take on incredibly shrinking superheroes like Ant-Man had me chuckling away (especially the Neil Degrasse Tyson comment): While you’re there you should check out...

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The clip to Carmen, the newest single by Belgian pop superstar Stromae (fresh from a SXSW showcase that got rave reviews), was created by none other than Sylvain Chomet, the creator of such masterpieces as...

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On January 29th, 2014 French author and cartoonist François Cavanna passed away at the age of 90. Cavanna was one of the founders of the French satirical monthly, Hara-Kiri, and when the weekly edition of...

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Comics: the ‘classes’ sketch re-imagined

January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the classic sketches from British comedy history, the “classes” sketch starring John Cleese, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett on the Frost Report back in the 60s, which used the varying physical sizes of...

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The Guardian has a short video of the mighty Steve Bell drawing his cartoon response to the vile attack on the Charlie Hebdo staff and cartoonists, while discussing the events and why he is drawing...

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