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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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Black and Asian Writers conference

November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Black and Asian Writers conference 2016, 8th October 2016, Manchester I went to the 8th Black and Asian Writers conference, which has been running for thirty years now, and found that it was being hosted in...

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After what must be the most raucous edition in its history, the prestigious (or at least, it was prestigious… See our earlier posts) Angoulême Festival is currently facing one of the greatest threats in its...

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Brit Comics Rock 2016

February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

December and early January are the domain of our annual Best of the Year posts (see here for the recent 2015 series), but now as we move more fully into the new year it’s time...

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Alex’s audio round up

June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Time for the Man With A Microphone, Alex Fitch, to fill us in on his latest show – as every, for more details and to check out an archive of previous shows in podcast form,...

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David McDonald is one of the men behind Hibernia Comics, an independent publisher that reprints classic British comics and produces the non-fiction Comic Archive series. Hibernia do a cracking job and so, in an attempt...

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Comics: Soaring Penguin has a Kickstarter

April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Soaring Penguin Press, one of the very fine Indy comics publishers which have sprung up in recent years in the UK scene, has created a Kickstarter fundraiser to try and help manage the substantial costs...

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I am utterly delighted to see the wonderful Ursula Le Guin and her works being celebrated at the moment – as BBC Radio 4 gives us a fascinating  interview with Ursula by Naomi Alderman (with...

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After weeks of our traditional guest Best of the Year series all through December and early January looking back at the previous year, it’s now time to look forwards, and again we’re having a peek...

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Publisher Go Round… IDW buys Top Shelf.

January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This news broke on Tuesday, 4th largest comic publisher IDW have purchased Top Shelf Productions. IDW hit the ground running back in 2000 with their début title, 30 Days Of Night. Since that time they’ve...

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