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Finnish cartoonists visit the UK to talk about their Freedom of Information comic

Siiri Viljakka and Lauri Tuomi-Nikula

Think Freedom of Information is a bit of a dry topic? Not when you mix it with some exuberant inky comic art, it’s not! Two Finnish cartoonists, Siiri Viljakka and Lauri Tuomi-Nikula, are visiting the UK to speak about their comic Last Words, a 60-page graphic novel (that’s been published in both English and Finnish) which imagines one of the founding fathers ... Read More »

New book spotlights Argentine and Brazilian comics

El Eternauta, Daytripper and Beyond

El Eternauta, Daytripper, and Beyond: Graphic Narrative in Argentina and Brazil is a new study by David William Foster in the World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series from University of Texas Press. Out on 25th October, this new book examines the graphic narrative tradition in the two South American countries that have produced the medium’s most significant and copious output. ... Read More »

To The Death: Simon Furman And Geoff Senior talk world building and roads not taken on Death’s Head

To The Death by Simon Furman and Geoff Senior

This week sees the full launch of British comic creators Simon Furman and Geoff Senior’s creator owned story To The Death as a full digital package of 18 weekly web episodes, so how could we not catch up with them both and find out more about it?  Simon Furman is a writer for comic books and TV animation, his name inextricably ... Read More »

Steve Jackson Games’ “Munchkin Apocalypse” takes on Judge Dredd!

Munchkin Apocalypse: Judge Dredd

Munchkin Apocalypse – the popular card game from Steve Jackson Games – invades Mega-City One in February 2017 and crosses paths with its most famous street judge. Munchkin Apocalypse: Judge Dredd is a 15-card booster pack for the game, featureing characters and items from 2000AD’s “Judge Dredd” strip. The cards, illustrated with classic Judge Dredd art, include street judges as monsters and ... Read More »

Gary Erskine delights with art for Jet City Comics’ “Frontlines: Requiem”

Frontlines: Requiem - Collected

There were a lot of great-looking comics projects to look out for at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, but one I was very lucky to see – the only copy quickly snapped up by a Jeff Hawke fan! – was the collected edition of Frontlines: Requiem, released last month by Amazon’s comics imprint, Jet City Comics. Written by Ivan Brandon ... Read More »

In Review – Erik The Red: King of Winter by Soren Mosdal

Erik The Red: King of Winter

Created by Soren Mosdal Published by Centrala Books Oversized full colour hardback – 135 pages – 234 x 314 mm £16.20 (Currently on sale as of 16/10/2016) ISBN: 978-0-9933951-4-7 The Story: This is a comic story inspired by the historical events surrounding the colonisation of Greenland, a tale of the harshness of the north and the figures who shaped worlds and opinions. In ... Read More »

In Review: Comic Book Fever – A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986

Comic Book Fever - A Celebration of Comics: 1976-1986

By George Khoury Publisher: TwoMorrows Out: Now The Book: This book is an examination of the pivotal US comics era of 1976–1986. Contained herein are the people, comics, and artifacts that made our childhood feel larger than life, and shaped the US comics industry into the pop culture staple that stands tall today. Each chapter and sidebar in this book tells ... Read More »

TPub Comics launches “Twisted Dark” film competition

Twisted Dark Graphic Novel Volume 3

Twisted Dark – So Easy – a sample video of a story from the Twisted Dark by Neil Gibson. For the source comics visit: TPub Comics – publishers of the top-selling psychological thriller Twisted Dark have announced a short film competition with a $5000 cash prize inspired by the comic. The shortlisted and winning films will be screened at the Chicago City ... Read More »

In Review: A Seven-Year Old’s take on Beano’s New Look 

Beano 3856

With the new-look Beano read and re-read several times now by comic creator Simon Russell’s seven-year-old son, and a few more issues “out there” since the relaunch, here’s a review from one of the comic’s target audience… “My son is probably skews a little young for Beano‘s main ‘target audience’, Simon acknowledges, “but he’s a fluent reader since the summer with a ... Read More »

Latest Commandos Capture War on the Home Front and in the Air

Commando 4962 - Raid By Night!

Here’s the intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s war comic, Commando (Issues 4959-4962), on sale in all good newsagents from Thursday 20th October 2016, and on various digital platforms. There are a lot of behind the scenes changes on Commando at present, among them the departure of Scott Montgomery, who had been caretaking the title for months since ... Read More »

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