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    30 2014 August

    Webcomic Weekly: The art of Carolyn Alexander leads to Amber & Chelsea….

    Webcomic Weekly is that thing I try to do where I’m determined to find, follow, highlight webcomics, whether they’re new or old, long or short, ongoing or finished. I simply don’t read enough webcomics, and...

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    30 2014 August

    The Phoenix Weekender – Issue 139

    Back in the comic for a second run and on the cover looking great, it’s Red Jack by John Dickinson and Sally Jane Thompson. Thompson’s thick lines suit the mood of the tale, where evil...

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    30 2014 August

    Doctor Who – Capaldi, Deep Breath, Moffat… and 6 idiots…

    Right then… what did you think about the new Doctor Who? Best headline of the week? That would be this: “Doctor Who lesbian kiss sparks Ofcom complaints over ‘weird lesbian-lizard perv trip’” Oh yes. Now...

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    30 2014 August

    No tee-hee for DC…

    Aw, screw it, The headlines say it all really and if not, that typically dour and gloomy image of film Supes from the upcoming 2016 scowlfest Batman Vs Superman thingy film sums it all up....

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    29 2014 August

    Review: Freak Out Squares

    Freak Out Squares Issue 1 Script by Harry French, art by Gerry Mac, colours by Harry Saxon, letters and production by Colin Bell Unthank Comics Damn, that’s a good looking cover. For the second time...

Webcomic Weekly is that thing I try to do where I’m determined to find, follow, highlight webcomics, whether they’re new or old, long or short, ongoing or finished. I simply don’t read enough webcomics, and frankly am sick of missing loads of great ones. So… kick up the backside, commit to a regular weekend feature....

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The Phoenix Weekender – Issue 139

August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back in the comic for a second run and on the cover looking great, it’s Red Jack by John Dickinson and Sally Jane Thompson. Thompson’s thick lines suit the mood of the tale, where evil Counts usurp power, roving bands of red-coat soldiers keep the populous cowed and a young girl finds herself involved in...

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Right then… what did you think about the new Doctor Who? Best headline of the week? That would be this: “Doctor Who lesbian kiss sparks Ofcom complaints over ‘weird lesbian-lizard perv trip’” Oh yes. Now I know not everyone enjoyed the first Capaldi Doctor Who last weekend for many different reasons. Looking back over various...

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No tee-hee for DC…

August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Aw, screw it, The headlines say it all really and if not, that typically dour and gloomy image of film Supes from the upcoming 2016 scowlfest Batman Vs Superman thingy film sums it all up. Yep, DC are reportedly putting in place a ‘no funny’ policy for their forthcoming movies. Which, given the enormous success...

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Review: Freak Out Squares

August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Freak Out Squares Issue 1 Script by Harry French, art by Gerry Mac, colours by Harry Saxon, letters and production by Colin Bell Unthank Comics Damn, that’s a good looking cover. For the second time in as many weeks I’m reminded of Matt Howarth with that one, I’m sure he did the whole pixelated image...

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Animation: Broken – Rock, Paper, Scissors

August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now this is simply a gorgeous short piece of animation – Broken: Rock, Paper, Scissors is a student film from Ringling College of Art & Design, taking the age-old children’s game and turning it into a rather lovely little film of romance, danger, nobility and bravery:  ...

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Review: Chi’s Sweet Home

August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chi’s Sweet Home Volume 11 By Konami Kanata Vertical Such a simple idea, so well executed as well. Unbelievably this was the first time I’ve read any Chi, I’ve meant to for a long time, had it on the wants list for the school library for a long, long time, yet never managed to get...

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Whilst browsing the net, I came across the work of Spanish cartoonist Ricardo Machuca. It immediately appealed to me thanks to its vintage feel, and its freshness. It’s as if somebody took the typical style of the Golden age of European comics and upgraded it for the Twenty First Century audience. Machuca has been active...

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Film: Abiogenesis

August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Abiogenesis is an utterly gorgeous looking short animated science fiction film from Richard Mans, which has been doing the international film festival circuit and is now posted up online for all to watch and enjoy. A space probe lands on a desolate, volcanic world, dispatching devices to sample the bubbling native pools to then use...

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Review: Long Gone Don gets going…

August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Long Gone Don – Book 1 – The Monstrous Underworld By The Etherington Brothers Phoenix / David Fickling Books It’s an interesting way to start a comedy adventure serial, having your lead die by drowning in oxtail soup. But that’s exactly what happens to Don, the titular character here in Long Gone Don. Sure, perhaps...

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