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Comics: Jens Harder at the Edinburgh Book Fest

August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Final day of the world’s largest public literary bash at the Edinburgh International Book Festival yesterday, and another gloriously warm, bright, sunny day as I headed in to see German creator Jens Harder discussing his...

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June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

6th June, 1944, a day not to be forgotten… (page from Omaha Beach on D-Day by Jean-David Morvan and Severine Trefouel, with photographs by Robert Capa, who was there, camera in hand to document that...

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The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, Mary and Bryan Talbot, Jonathan Cape I’ve been eagerly awaiting this new work from the Costa Award-winning Mary and Bryan Talbot for month, and Mary and Bryan’s...

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Reviews – The Last Man on the Moon

April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Last Man on the Moon, Directed by Mark Craig, Featuring Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, Dick Gordon, Jim Lovell “That whole time, that’s the time I call ‘sitting on God’s front porch.” Those are the...

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Costa Award-winning Mary and Bryan Talbot return this spring with what looks like another fascinating – and hopefully also an eye-opening – work, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, which is published by Jonathan...

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The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, Jim Ottaviani, Leland Purvis, Abrams Comicarts I’ve long been fascinated with the life and work of Alan Turing, the remarkable British mathematician and boffin (and if anyone deserves the...

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Reviews: The Trouble With Women

January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Trouble With Women Hardcover, Jacky Fleming, Square Peg “In the Olden Days there were no women which is why you don’t come across them in history lessons at school. There were men and quite...

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Jim Ottaviani previously brought us the rather splendid graphic biography of the great Richard Feynman, now in collaboration with Leland Purvis he’s turned his attention to another genius of 20th century science, albeit a much...

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Reviews: Dreaming Eagles #1

January 7, 2016 | 1 Comments

Dreaming Eagles #1, Garth Ennis, Simon Coleby Aftershock Comics It’s 1966, and Reggie, a middle-aged African-American man stands outside his business as dusk falls, staring up into the sky – longingly? Nostalgically? – at the...

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Alpha Hardcover, Jens Harder, Knockabout   I’ve very much been looking forward to Knockabout publishing Jen Harder’s Alpha, the first of a projected three graphic works which aim to take in one of the grandest...

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