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Sneak Preview: “Old Farts” by Sorina Vazelina

Peculiar Moments of Silence by Sorina Vazelina

Written and Illustrated by Sorina Vazelina Full Colour – Published by Centrala Books Something is crawling in to my brain, something colourful and crazy. This is an anthology of work by Sorina Vazelina and published by Centrala books in the United Kingdom. Beware. I intend to use drugs references throughout! The book starts off as an examination of growing old ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight – British Jack Kirby Documentary Project Launches

Jack Kirby and Glenn Fleming, 1988

2017 marks the centennial of US comic book artist and writer Jack Kirby‘s birth – and British comics archivist Glenn Fleming has just launched a Kickstarter to back the release of a documentary about this key creator, based on interviews he conducted some years ago. The planned film features unique, unseen footage; a journey by one British fan to find Jack ... Read More »

Collectormania seeks to boost comic creator presence for June’s event at NEC

Collectormania - Birmingham NEC June 2017

Major British event organisers Showmasters are offering comic book creators and other artists, illustrators and self published writers the opportunity to share their talents in front of the thousands attending the event at the Birmingham NEC at the next Collectormania. Showmasters comes back with Collectormania 24 – Film & Comic Con on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th June 2017. The event ... Read More »

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series episodes launch this week

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, has announced that the first of five Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series episodes is now available on PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Mac. The episode will also be available to download on the App Store and Google Play later this ... Read More »

Gareth Brookes brilliant “A Thousand Coloured Castles” gets Gosh launch on Thursday

A Thousand Coloured Castles - Cover

Top British comics creator Gareth Brookes is hosting a launch party for his new graphic novel A Thousand Coloured Castles, published by Myriad Editions, at Gosh! Comics in London later this week – and everyone’s invited. This book is, simply, genius. Disturbing and unsettling to read, but a great story, it’s well deserving of the kudos it has already earned and I ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Dazzle Ships and the Art of Confusion 

Dazzle Ships and the Art of Confusion - Art

If you’re a fan of Commando comics, then you may want to check out Dazzle Ships: World War One and the Art of Confusion, out later this year. Yes, it’s nonfiction – but there is a comics connection. Written by Chris Barton this dazzling picture book explores art, desperation, and one man’s incredible idea for saving ships from German torpedoes in ... Read More »

Frank Bellamy “Heros the Spartan” Art Goes Under the Hammer

"Heros the Spartan" from Eagle Volume 14 Issue 22 by Frank Bellamy

A spread of “Heros the Spartan” art by Frank Bellamy published in Eagle in 1963 is currently being offered on the US auction site Heritage Auctions. The spread from the weekly comic appeared in Volume 14 (Issue 22, issue cover dated June 1st, 1963), and was previously owned by comics collector and forthright advocate of the medium Ethan Roberts, who ... Read More »

Borderliners is a Real Treat for fans of The Prisoner and Phillip K. Dick

Borderlinners

Manchester-based writer/artist Brian Gorman‘s second graphic novel, Borderliners: True Realities, was published by Invisible Six Ltd a few months ago. I’m ashamed to confess he handed me a copy last October, but it’s taken me this long to escape The Village (translation: catch up on an inordinate amount of book reading) to mention it on downthetubes. Which is very remiss ... Read More »

Philip Pullman’s The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship collection docks in June

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship

Philip Pullman‘s The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship offers high-octane action and a deep twisting mystery combine in a visual feast of a time-travel tale of adventure on the high seas, due for release in June 2017. Originally seen in The Phoenix comic, Pullman’s story fearless art by Fred Fordham and is being published by David ... Read More »

Achtung! Commando – a short-lived homage to Britain’s longest-running war comic recalled 

Achtung! Commando Issue One

Despite its longevity, DC Thomson’s last serving pocket library title, Commando, has never gained the kind of fan documentation that other British comics have. Achtung! Commando was a short-lived attempt to change that, published at the turn of the century but lasting just four issues. Edited by comics artist and historian Peter Richardson, only four issues of the Achtung! Commando fanzine ... Read More »

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