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Review: A journey from city to the sea…

October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grey Area Issue 3: From The City To The Sea Tim Bird Avery Hill Publishing Thus far Tim Bird’s output, or my reaction to it at least, has been a case of ever more impressive comics of location, of travel, of people and their place in the environment, of the environment itself and how it...

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Sean Michael Wilson is no stranger to the blog; a Scottish comics writer living and working in Japan where he doubtless scandalises the locals with his barbarian ways, has been musing on an alternative model for creating comics – or indeed any artworks really – which takes place within a radically different socio-economic system from...

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Cruelty To Animals, A Manual, a new book from French alternative publishers par excellence, Les Requins Marteaux, is not meeting with the general public approval that its author Vivien Le Jeune Durhin, might have hoped for. The book presents itself as a satirical manual in six languages (including Japanese and English) on the optimal ways of...

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Seven foolhardy yet intrepid souls voluntarily spent 24-hours over the Lakes Festival as part of the 24-Hour Comics Marathon (have a look here for the details). The comics were drawn in 24-hours and then rush printed for an official launch at 2pm on Sunday, in the presence of Scott McCloud himself. (Pic via Sarah McIntyre)...

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The Institut Français in London will be hosting French comics god Jacques Tardi this November, accompanied by Dominique Grange for Putain de Guerre, an event which combines “songs, readings and images, the show is a poignant evocation of the First World War.” The event takes place at the Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, London, appropriately...

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The Weekly 2000AD Preview – Prog 1904

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Time for the regular 2000AD preview… and this week it’s 1904, out in the shops on the 22nd October....

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Dave Gibbons – Comics Laureate

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Right then, hello all, I’ve been at The Lakes International Comic Festival all weekend, have been back home a couple of hours and have spent that time attempting (unsuccesfully) to get time to chat about the whole experience, so instead, I’ll mention some big, big, big news that happened over the weekend. Unfortunately, I was...

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Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads Hardcover, Nick Hayes, Jonathan Cape “This land was his land as much as the next man’s. Like the folk songs he sang, it belonged to everyone, so it belonged to no-one…” Guardian cartoonist Nick Hayes made his graphic novel debut a couple of years ago with the intriguing...

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Badger’s Day Out…

October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Badger’s Day Out by Howard Hardiman was covered here on the blog back in September, but I’ve just realised we never actually gave you an update now that the Badger online game is up and playable. The actual book, made up of the images you can see through the game, will be launched at Thought...

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Yes, we’re back to the special FPI Desert Island for a new season of comic making castaways. The rules are very simple; take one comic person, set them the task of picking their favourite 8 comics and one little luxury, then maroon them on their own personal desert island. This week sees us welcome best-selling...

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