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Preston Comic Con Returns in August

Preston Comic Con 2016

Preston Comic Con will return to Preston Guild Hall on 6th August 2016. No guests have been announced yet for the event but with a great cosplay element, last year’s event was well received, including media stars such as Star Wars Kenny Baker and Doctor Who‘s Sylvester McCoy and others. 2015’s comic creator line up included Lee Carter, Andy Diggle, Tom Foster, Dave ... Read More »

What, No New Ghostbusters Comic? (Yet, anyway…)

Ghostbusters 2016 Promotional Image

There’s a new Ghostbusters arriving in cinemas in July 2016 and the licensing campaign is picking up “extraordinary momentum”, according to the company handling branding deals, with no less than 23 partners on board – but, as yet, it doesn’t look like a UK comic. By now, you’d hope some publisher might be hoping to echo at least some of the success ... Read More »

Disney showcases British fashion initiative for Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

Designers to have created outfits for the charity auction includes Agi & Sam, Bobby Abley, Christopher Raeburn, Claire Barrow and J.W. Anderson.Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled a British fashion initiative celebrating the imminent arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At an event held at the Old Selfridges Hotel, 10 London-based designers showcased catwalk looks inspired by the fiilm. Read ... Read More »

Cine Excess Gets Graphic in Brighton with Pat Mills, Jim McCarthy and Martin Barker

Pat Mills - 2014

The ninth annual Cine Excess international Festival turns its focus on the world of graphic novels for the first time this year, with a special panel discussion on violence in comics featuring Professor Martin Barker, comic book writer and editor Pat Mills (Judge Dredd, Charley’s War) and 2000AD artist Jim McCarthy.  The event takes place on Saturday 14th November at 12pm in ... Read More »

Nicholas Delort Limited Edition “Universal Classic Monsters” print set released by Dark Hall Mansion

Dark Hall Mansion has just released its officially licensed “Universal Classic Monsters” limited edition seven-print set by leading contemporary artist, Nicolas Delort, and they look amazing. Working under license from Universal Studios Licensing, the prints feature artist Nicolas Delort‘s striking take on each of the original seven classic Universal Monsters that shaped and defined vintage horror movies. Each of Nicolas’ unique pieces interprets each ... Read More »

James Cameron’s Avatar comes to comics

Avatar Art

During a special panel at New York Comic Con 2015, Dark Horse Comics in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment announced that Avatar, the highest-grossing film in history, will expand into the world of comic books in anticipation of the three upcoming film sequels. Numerous British creators have of course worked on previous Twentieth ... Read More »

Asterix goes from strength to strength, with new “Missing Scroll” album out next month

Art from Asterix and the Missing Scroll

Since 1959, when Asterix was created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, he has gone from success to success – continuously attracting fans from all ages and from all around the world. In the publishing field, it is a very unique phenomenon with 35 albums now translated in more than 110 languages and more than 360 million copies sold internationally, ... Read More »

Esquire gets Bond exclusive – new interview with Daniel Craig

Esquire 43 (2015) - Daniel Craig

Men’s magazine Esquire has landed the first UK interview and photo shoot exclusive with actor Daniel Craig ahead of the release of SPECTRE, the new James Bond film. It’s is the second time Esquire has scooped its competitors to the UK James Bond exclusive, following the magazine’s Skyfall cover in 2012. Daniel Craig reflects on a decade in which he has ... Read More »

“Filmish”, Edward Ross’ first graphic novel, set to debut in November

Blade Runner, as featured in Filmish - A Graphic Journey Through Film.

After working quietly on the project for the last two years, artist Edward Ross’  first graphic novel, Filmish – A Graphic Journey Through Film, will be released in November by SelfMadeHero. Expanding on his self-published Filmish series, the Edinburgh-based cartoonist uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favourite films. Ross’s cartoon alter-ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing ... Read More »

Egmont Launches Star Wars LEGO title

Lego Star Wars magazine

Hot on the heels of their Star Wars Adventures magazine launch, Egmont Publishing has now released LEGO Star Wars Magazine. Produced by the award winning TOXIC Magazine team, the first issue of the title, priced £3.75, is now on sale in all UK newsagents. The LEGO Star Wars Magazine combines two of the most popular children’s brands of all time, LEGO and Star Wars, and ... Read More »

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