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It is without a doubt one of the most controversial albums in the history of comics, and not in the least due to its creator’s ambivalence towards it. When Hergé created his first Tintin story,...

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Pause and Remember

November 11, 2016 | 1 Comments

(above, a detail from The Great War by Joe Sacco, header image from Charley’s War by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun) The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the silencing of...

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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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