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The Farthest, Directed by Emer Reynolds Another of my slate of screenings at the recent Edinburgh International Film Festival was this gem of a science documentary from Irish director Emer Reynolds, on one of the...

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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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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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Comics: the best-equipped superhero

June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Science students at the University of Leicester have been studying superheroes from a scientific perspective, their abilities and powers. From the press release: “Students at the University of Leicester have been using simple calculations to...

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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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The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis, Abrams Comicarts I’ve long been fascinated with the life and work of Alan Turing, the remarkable British mathematician and boffin (and if anyone deserves the...

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Alpha Hardcover, Jens Harder, Knockabout   I’ve very much been looking forward to Knockabout publishing Jen Harder’s Alpha, the first of a projected three graphic works which aim to take in one of the grandest...

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Comics: more Darryl Cunningham science comics

August 18, 2015 | 1 Comments

Always good to see more history/science comics from the excellent Darryl Cunningham – he’s posted a wee taster from one he’s doing on Antoine Lavoisier – a chap who was no stranger to the oxygen...

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Upcoming: Tim Minchin’s Storm is brewing…

October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

You know of Tim Minchin and his work, yes? The award-winning Australian musician, songwriter, actor and comedian is good. Very good. He’s also funny and clever. If you get chance, go and see him live....

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Comics: David Attenborough

July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I came across this charming short comic strip about one of our great national treasures (scratch that, he is a global treasure, really, isn’t he?) – Sir David Attenborough. It was made by Rosemary Mosco,...

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