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Magritte: This is not a Biography, Vincent Zabus, Thomas Campi, SelfMadeHero SelfMadeHero’s exellent Art Masters series continues with this look at one of the great kings of Surrealism, Rene Magritte, and appropriately enough this does...

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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Volume 2, M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Al Davison, George Kambadais, Abigail Larson, Meghan Hetrick SelfMadeHero Autumn winds blow, shaking the remaining leaves off the trees, the...

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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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One of our favourite UK publishers, SelfMadeHero (celebrating ten years in the biz this year) has a couple of exciting announcements for new works coming this autumn. Tillie Walden has been impressing us and pretty...

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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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While December and early January tend to be where we run our Best of the Year series from guests and the blog crew, looking back (see here for our 2016 choices), later January is where...

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The Can Opener’s Daughter, Rob Davis, SelfMadeHero “I thought boys were great. I wanted to punch every one of their cheeky little faces till they bled. Well, that’s what I thought I wanted to do...

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Saturday (13th) saw the start of the 2016 edition of the world’s largest literary festival as the Edinburgh International Book Festival opened its doors once more. Walking through the gates and into Charlotte Square in...

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Upcoming: An Olympic Dream

February 11, 2016 | 1 Comments

I’ve admired the work of Reinhard Kleist since a colleague first showed me an article on the new wave of German comic creators in a German newspaper article years back – he was still working...

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