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The GHOSTS comics art collective are currently exhibiting at their CULT show at Orbital London (see here for a detailed run-down of that), but the first release from the collective comes on Saturday, when Owen Michael Johnson (Raygun Roads), Mark Penman (Peabody and D’Gorath), and Andrew Tunney (Girl & Boy) release a 16-page ashcan edition...

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Comics: the GHOSTS collective debut CULT….

April 18, 2014 | 1 Comments

I am WAY late putting this out here. Apologies to all concerned. Timely news is a good thing, but sometimes life…. Anyway… Yep, GHOSTS is the new comics art collective featuring seven extremely talented individuals, all of which we’ve featured on the FPI Blog at some point (with the exception of Jon Lock, whose Afterlife...

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Valerian And Laureline Volume 7: On The False Earths Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres Cinebook I’ve managed to miss a couple of volumes of this sci-fi epic, and the early instalments didn’t fill me with the amazement I was promised by various artists I respect. But I was encouraged, in fact practically instructed by those...

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Brass Sun #1 Ian Edginton, INJ Culbard Rebellion Regular readers will no doubt have heard several of us on here mention Brass Sun, a wonderful science fiction series created by Ian Edginton and Ian Culbard for the mighty 2000 AD. Have you ever, as an adult or a child, been entranced by the simple beauty...

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Well, we knew they were coming, but always nice to get a confirmation…. The Phoenix Comic is a mainstay of my weekend, always a delight to read at some point, and usually I’ll tell you all about it in The Phoenix Weekender feature here. Speaking from the point of view of a comics fan, it’s...

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Alison Sampson first appeared on my comic radar several years ago with her┬áSpace In Text┬ásite, an art showcase site proving that she had exquisite taste and a fabulous artistic eye. After that I started catching glimpses of Sampson’s own work, her architectural background informing her style, each new piece more impressive than the last. The...

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Review: Genesis – With great power…..

April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Genesis By Nathan Edmondson and Alison Sampson, colours by Jason Wordie, letters by Jonathan Babcock. Image Comics. Just stop a moment before reading on. Go look at that cover some more. Gorgeous isn’t it? Front and back cover a singular image, the sweep of art perfectly describing so many of the events within. Take it...

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Comics: the Scarfe Bar!

April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The great Gerald Scarfe has been celebrated with one of the highest honours that can be bestowed upon any citizen of the United Kingdom – no, not a knighthood or peerage, something even more respected and hallowed by Britons: he’s had a bar named after him. Steerpike on the Spectator reports that Scarfe has spent...

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Awards: the Eisner nominations are out

April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The shortlist for one of the major comics awards, The Eisners, have been announced and there are some fine nominations, including, I am delighted to note, several from UK-based creators and publishers (including Jonathan Cape, Nobrow, SelfMadeHero, Luke Pearson, Isabel Greenberg and very good chum of ours Zainab Akhtar). The nominees are: Best Short Story...

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Events: Maura reports on MCM Ireland

April 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

As with the UK, the comics events scene in Ireland has been expanding nicely in recent years. Last weekend the mighty MCM Expo experience arrived in Dublin’s fair city and luckily for us ace writer Maura McHugh was there and has been kind enough to send us a report and pics: The comic book/cosplay/multi-media convention...

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