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If you are interested in French comics (and, who knows, maybe my sparse posts on this here blog over the years helped kindle that interest) or comics in general and want to know more about...

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Awards: the Hugos

August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The major science fiction gongs, the prestigious Hugo Awards, have been announced this evening at the annual WorldCon, this year LonCon, taking place in (yes, you guessed it!) London. On the comics front the brilliant...

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Comics: Meet The Jampires

August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

(Photos by David Warren) Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connell are a talented pair, always have been, whether it’s McIntyre’s fabulous Vern & Lettuce or her recent Oliver & The Seawigs, Cakes in Space collaborations with...

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Three years after he published his latest Miffy book, Dutch creator Dick Bruna has announced that there will no more new books. Bruna, who is 86, has decided to retire the little bunny, and no...

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To do in Edinburgh: comics at the Book Fest

August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back in June I blogged about the Stripped comics events as the Edinburgh International Book Festival launched their programme for this summer. Now, unbelievably we’re in August and this year’s EIBF is about to begin...

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Review: Goodnight Darth Vader

July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Goodnight Darth Vader By Jeffrey Brown Faber & Faber / Chronicle Books C’mon, you know the score with Jeffrey Brown and these Star Wars books by now surely? Following the incredible successes of ‘Darth Vader...

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Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes, HarperCollins There’s a short version of this review which runs something along the lines of South African writer Lauren Beukes has been sent personally by the Dark Forces from the Infernal...

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Film: Horns

July 15, 2014 | 1 Comments

I really enjoyed the novel Horns by Joe Hill (who seems to be able to deftly handle some mighty fine prose or comics work equally well, with some excellent novels and some top comics work...

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The annual Banned Book Week in American libraries will have something of a focus on comics this year, when it takes place from September 21st to 27th. I am not a fan of censorship usually...

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To do in August: the Gollancz SF festival

June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Top UK science fiction and fantasy publisher Gollancz are holding a special multimedia science fiction mini festival in August in Waterstone’s large Piccadilly bookstore in London. The Gollancz Festival is nicely spaced between the Nine...

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