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    28 2015 January

    Commando! Matt talks Commando Books & war comics with Calum Laird

    Last year I chatted to Calum Laird, Editor of Commando, for an article about Charley’s War – the seminal comic strip by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun that ran in Battle Picture Weekly from 1979...

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    28 2015 January

    Upcoming: Andy Poyiadgi’s Lost Property

    Andy Poyiadgi’s comics work thus far is decidedly, proudly small-scale… and I mean that merely as a descriptive thing, great things coming in small packages and all that. His first comic set a tone as...

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    28 2015 January

    Upcoming; Des Taylor’s Scarlett Couture

    We’ve covered Des Taylor‘s artwork various times before, all retro cool, very clean, very stylised, and stylish. The problem always seemed to me that he was all design and illustration but little on the comics,...

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    28 2015 January

    Review: Back to Wolf Country…

    Wolf Country Issue 3 By Jim Alexander and Will Pickering Planet Jimbot Clockwork Orange anyone? Oh yes. That’s a damn fine cover from Luke Cooper, who’s still missed by me on the interiors. Having said that, Pickering’s...

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    27 2015 January

    Review: Megazine 356

    Alex Ronald on covers again… he’s becoming a regular. I’m no grand fan of the whole loads of blurry computery effects but what he does, he does well. Yep? Judge Dredd: The Cop Part 1...

Last year I chatted to Calum Laird, Editor of Commando, for an article about Charley’s War – the seminal comic strip by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun that ran in Battle Picture Weekly from 1979 until 1985. We talked a lot about Commando and a bit about Charley’s War and about war comics in general....

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Upcoming: Andy Poyiadgi’s Lost Property

January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Andy Poyiadgi’s comics work thus far is decidedly, proudly small-scale… and I mean that merely as a descriptive thing, great things coming in small packages and all that. His first comic set a tone as well as a theme of a damn fine cuppa, Teapot Therapy, four pages shortlisted for the Observer/ Cape/ Comica Festival Graphic...

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Upcoming; Des Taylor’s Scarlett Couture

January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve covered Des Taylor‘s artwork various times before, all retro cool, very clean, very stylised, and stylish. The problem always seemed to me that he was all design and illustration but little on the comics, a terrible shame as it would be great to see if he can bring the very good looking art I...

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Review: Back to Wolf Country…

January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wolf Country Issue 3 By Jim Alexander and Will Pickering Planet Jimbot Clockwork Orange anyone? Oh yes. That’s a damn fine cover from Luke Cooper, who’s still missed by me on the interiors. Having said that, Pickering’s work on issue two and now here is well done, just lacking some of the stylised starkness of Cooper’s art....

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Review: Megazine 356

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Alex Ronald on covers again… he’s becoming a regular. I’m no grand fan of the whole loads of blurry computery effects but what he does, he does well. Yep? Judge Dredd: The Cop Part 1 by Al Ewing, Ben Willsher, Adam Brown, Simon Bowland After the prelude last issue where Parisan cop Guillory met a...

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Comics: Thought Bubble comic art charity auction

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

(self portrait by Boulet) Our good chums at the splendid Thought Bubble comics festival have just started a charity comic art auction – there are works from the likes of Babs Tarr, Emily Carroll, Cliff Chiang, Boulet and more going under the hammer. The artists involved all kindly donated their sketches to TB to auction...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

(A scene of horror from the Nazi death camps in Joe Kubert’s Yossel) (Harry Haft is given the vile duties of clearing the remains from the human ovens in the camps, in Reinhard Kleist’s The Boxer) (The kids think of the yellow “Juden” badges as sheriff’s stars in Loic Dauvillier and Marc Lizano’s Hidden: a...

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Judas: the Last Days, W Maxwell Prince, John Amor, IDW Publishing I’ve very much been looking forward to reading this book, every since I saw it in IDW’s solicitations a few months ago. Knowing little about it or the creators save what was in the description, it was one of those books that triggered that...

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French cartoonist Hervé Bourhis has made quite a name for himself with entertaining non-fiction comics telling the story of rock music, the Beatles (The Beatles Graphic, 2012) or the French Fifth Republic. Late last year, Dargaud published Bourhis’ latest book, with Terreur Graphique, Le Petit Livre de la Bande Dessinée, which, in two hundred pages, tells...

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The Weekly 2000AD Preview – Prog 1915

January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Time once more to take a look inside the new issue of 2000AD, Prog 1915, out on the 28th January…...

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