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Fundraisers: Punnies

September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Llyn Hunter, an Emmy Award-winning storyboard artist, has a terrific looking new all-ages illustrated book, Punnies, now in its final furlong on Kickstarter and needing just that final push to make the finishing line. The...

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Books: Sara Drake’s Recovered Classics

September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oh, now these are making me chuckle big time – Sara Drake has ‘re-covered’ a number of classic books with a delightful play on the titles. Check out more on Sara’s site! (tip of the...

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Art: Alfabeto Pittorico

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Giornale Nuovo blog has a short piece from a while back discussing the work of 19th century illustrator Antonio Basoli and his Alfabeto Pittorico, a collection of gorgeously imaginative and detailed illustrations depicting the...

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First off, apologies for being tardy with this – normally I post short, individual reports on the comics and science fiction related events I attend at the annual Edinburgh International Book Festival as I go...

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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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