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Comics: cover for March Book Two revealed

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

March Book One was, without a doubt, one of the most powerful comics works I read in 2013, easily making my annual Best of the Year List (my review is here). Andrew Aydin and Nate...

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This August Soaring Penguin Press will be publishing To End All Wars, an alternative World War One comics anthology with a large array of writers and artists taking part, with two pounds from each book...

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Comics: 1914 day by day

July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

(It can only be the entry by the great Ralph Steadman... The poppies on the underpants are a nice touch) Recently we blogged about The Cartoon Museum’s World War One exhibition and also the 1914...

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(Commando Books: D-Day Plus marking the 65th anniversary 5 years ago, art by Mike Dorey, published DC Thomson) On this day, seventy years ago, one of the most remarkable turning points of World War Two...

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The Cartoon Museum in London’s Little Russell Street has an exhibition marking the centenary of the start of the Great War with Never Again, a collection looking at World War One through comics and cartoon...

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Comics: Rowson on Hogarth

May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Martin Rowson, one of our finest editorial and satirical cartoonists in my book, is a huge admirer of the great William Hogarth, one of the real godfathers of modern satirical cartooning and art, and with...

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Comics: Tiananmen remembered

May 16, 2014 | 1 Comments

Tiananmen – it was a horrific event, hope of a new, more democratic dawn for the most populous state on Earth, then suddenly, brutally repressed. And yet the events of June 1989 seem to have...

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Charley’s War Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun Titan Books. “ …the real trouble with writing about WW1 is that you can’t go very far without running into- Charley’s War, which is simply so good that...

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One of the books I have most been looking forward to this year is Sally Heathcote, Suffragette by Mary Talbot, Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth. A fascinating glimpse into real history through the eyes of...

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Sally Heathcote, Suffragette Mary Talbot, Bryan Talbot, Kate Charlesworth Jonathan Cape I’ve been eagerly awaiting this work for many months; Bryan and Mary talked about it at last spring’s Dundee Comics Expo then again at...

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