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    24 2014 July

    Competitions: win new Terry Gilliam Zero Theorem on Blu-Ray

    Terry Gilliam has gone on from his Monty Python days to become one of the more unusual film directors working in the movie business today – in fact I’d argue Gilliam deserves the term auteur,...

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    24 2014 July

    Reviews: Peachy Keen strolling with Death

    Death, Neil Gaiman, Chris Bachalo, Mike Dringenberg, Mark Buckingham et al DC/Vertigo When Neil Gaiman introduced Dream’s big sister Death in The Sound of Her Wings chapter in the early days of the superb Sandman...

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    24 2014 July

    Comics: Brummie Bat-day at Nostalgia & Comics

    As you may have noticed from our post earlier this week, our much loved Nostalgia & Comics store, a comics landmark in Birmingham, was hosting a special charity fundraising fun day to mark the Batman...

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    24 2014 July

    Doctor Who…. whilst we’re all waiting for the series to begin…

    Out right now, and available from your local comic shop (probably)… the new Doctor Who titles from Titan Comics, featuring the tenth and eleventh doctors in adventures from some really top talent. The Tenth gets...

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    23 2014 July

    Tend your garden well, with Emile Bravo

    Internationally best known for his graphic novel, My Mommy Is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill (published by Ponent Mon in 2009, French cartoonist Emile Bravo also created some very good bande dessinée series, such as Aleksis...

Terry Gilliam has gone on from his Monty Python days to become one of the more unusual film directors working in the movie business today – in fact I’d argue Gilliam deserves the term auteur, as his work consistently showcases a delightfully bizarre imagination and always, always displays some absolute visual delights. For his latest...

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Reviews: Peachy Keen strolling with Death

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Death, Neil Gaiman, Chris Bachalo, Mike Dringenberg, Mark Buckingham et al DC/Vertigo When Neil Gaiman introduced Dream’s big sister Death in The Sound of Her Wings chapter in the early days of the superb Sandman series he also created a character that would rival the eponymous lead character for popularity and also a character who...

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As you may have noticed from our post earlier this week, our much loved Nostalgia & Comics store, a comics landmark in Birmingham, was hosting a special charity fundraising fun day to mark the Batman Day celebrating the Dark Knight’s seventy-fifth birthday. Fortunately for us N&C’s Dave had his Bat-camera on his Utility Belt (next...

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Out right now, and available from your local comic shop (probably)… the new Doctor Who titles from Titan Comics, featuring the tenth and eleventh doctors in adventures from some really top talent. The Tenth gets an intro five-issue arc from writer Nick Abadzis and artist Elena Casagrande, leading into a second arc written by Robbie Morrison,...

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Tend your garden well, with Emile Bravo

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Internationally best known for his graphic novel, My Mommy Is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill (published by Ponent Mon in 2009, French cartoonist Emile Bravo also created some very good bande dessinée series, such as Aleksis Strogonov (with Jean Regnaud) and especially Les épatantes aventures de Jules (Jules’ Amazing Adventures). This last series is particularly interesting as...

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Comics Symposium and comics in the library

July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Joe, Tish and Troy, librarians at the Moraine Valley Community College Library are getting in the mood for their upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium by going through some of the graphic novel works they have on the library’s shelves and discussing them and how the different titles may appeal to various readers, from Batman or Sandman...

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Fish By Bianca Bagnarelli Nobrow Press Fish is something that could easily, oh so beautifully, be expanded into a story many times the 24-pages here. There’s simply so much potential, so many ideas and moods expressed within this, the latest in Nobrow’s 17×23 series, a small comic designed to highlight new artists. The thing is,...

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As I’m sure our regular readers are well aware that this year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Batman starting his nocturnal war against crime. Our colleagues in Brum landmark Nostalgia & Comics are planning not only to mark this special Bat-birthday but to use it to raise money for charity – here’s N&C’s Dave...

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Animation: Buy Buy Baby

July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I first saw Gervais Merryweather‘s Buy Buy Baby a couple of years ago at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and loved it – partly for the very funny and well-paced story but also for that very 1950s/60s style of animation (right down to the freehand drawings, no rulers, so everything like doors, windows, desks and...

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Alex’s audio round up

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of week for Alex Fitch to update us to his latest show; as ever for more information and to browse a treasure trove of previous shows in podcast form check the Panel Borders site: Panel Borders: Slow Chocolate Autopsy, today at 4.30pm on Resonance FM, extended podcast afterwards on Panel Borders Continuing...

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