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Sweatdrop Studios releases ‘Rising Stars of Manga’ podcast.

This month’s Sweatdrop podcast, published by UK manga publisher Sweatdrop Studios, is a special event, as each of the four presenters were previously winners of Tokyopop’s “Rising Stars of Manga” competition. The creators talk about how they prepared and planned their comics, and what they went through whilst producing them. They also offer tips and advice for anyone who is ... Read More »

Bryan Talbot – Guardian today

The Guardian newspaper listings magazine, ‘The Guide’, features a Bryan Talbot cover and three pages of interior art as he introduces a history of British comics (part of the build-up to Comics Britannia on BBC4 on Monday night at 9pm). Read More »

The Bumper book of Look and Learn

The Bumper Book of Look and Learn is now out! Sub-titled the best of the classic children’s magazine this lavishly produced volume (produced by Century Books) is available in the shops for £18.99. Featuring an array of pages from just some of the 1,049 issues of issues of Look and Learn this coffee table style book takes a chronological look ... Read More »

Comics Britania

There’s been some interesting repsonses to the upcoming BBC4 series Comics Britannia on various comics boards. As usual, anything like this is bound to be dissected and judged before it has even aired but in general, response seems positive, which bodes well for the series which will offer a general history of British comics and more. I think those of ... Read More »

Sweeney Todd from the Titan Squad

Titan Books has acquired the worldwide publishing rights for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the new Tim Burton movie slated for UK release on 25 January 2008. The film, which stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter is based on the hit Broadway musical which tells the infamous (but fictitious) story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, ... Read More »

Comics Britannia Series Info

The BBC have released full transmission details for Comics Britannia (or, How we grew up with comics and how comics grew up with us…), a series of four documentaries on comics which will screen on BBC4, to be broadcast as three hour-long episodes in September. Many of the people involved in downthetubes helped out with the shows, providing contacts and ... Read More »

Making the most of classic War Comics

Carroll and Graf (the same publishing house of critically acclaimed The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga) releases The Mammoth Book of Best War Comics this month and the news has been picked up by several sites, including Releases de Neorama (part of the wider Neorama dos Quadrinhos, the widest 9th art newsletter in the world), delighted that three top ... Read More »

Wallace and Gromit web site revamped

Cynopsis reports that Aardman Animations has tapped the ROO Group, an online video solutions company, to re-launch its Wallace and Gromit website ( with increased video functionality. Wallace and Gromit content, including a series of short films and clips from the classic stories, will be available for free online for the first time on the new site. Read More »

Keith Robson’s History Of Comics

It has been open since the end of June and will end on Sunday 2nd September, but if you are near Hartlepool in the next couple of weeks then it is worth paying a visit to the Museum Of Hartlepool to see artist Keith Robson’s exhibition, The History Of Comics. Keith has worked for D C Thomson on such diverse ... Read More »

Kids Comics Competition announced

The Birmingham International Comics Show (BICS) in partnership with Peters the Booksellers and TBK Magazine recently launched the National Comic Art Competition. Kids across the UK and beyond have been invited to tell a two page comic story about how they would save the world. “This can be a real threat like global warming or something outlandish like an alien ... Read More »

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