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Photo Review: The BEYOND 2000AD Exhibition at London’s Orbital Comics

Beyond 2000AD - Orbital Comics 2017 - Wall 1

  London’s Orbital Comics – the UK’s one and only Eisner Award-winning comic shop – is currently hosting what sounds like it could be an extremely dull and pretentious look at 2000AD. “Beyond 2000AD – The Broader Cultural Impact of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic” certainly sounds like the theme of a comics dissertation, after all. But fear not! Twee this ... Read More »

The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic Convention? A Day out at the 2000AD – 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival

2000AD - 40 Years of Thrill-Power - Carlos Queue

The 2000AD – 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival took place last weekend and downthetubers John Freeman (who was drafted to run a panel about British comics, Richard Sheaf and Tony Esmond (who got to interview Pat Mills on stage) share their thoughts on the event… A Grand Day Out By Richard Sheaf There are more comic conventions than ever before in this UK ... Read More »

In Review: Slang Pictorial Issue Two by Nick Prolix

Slang Pictorial Issue Two - Cover

Created and published by Nick Prolix 24 pages – Black and White The Story: This is the second issue of Nick Prolix’s one man anthology that comes from the noirly comedic world of his ongoing webcomic The Sheep and the Wolves. It includes “Atlas Unfettered”, a fun look into the scandalous world of spiv infested ‘teeth and tits’ movie making and ... Read More »

In Review: Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD – Cartoon Museum Exhibition

Future Shock! 40 Years of 2000AD - Art

The 2000AD 40th Anniversary exhibition is open now at London’s Cartoon Museum – and Richard Sheaf was at the opening night… The idea to hold a 2000AD exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum came about 12 months ago when Steve Marchant realised that the 40th anniversary was coming up. The Museum staff were convinced a tie-in exhibition was a great idea ... Read More »

In Review/ Preview: The Making of a Comic-Con

Making of a Comic Con by Kev Brett - Cover

Self published by Kev Brett The Book: The Making of a Comic Con is a biographical and humorous comic based on Kev Brett’s life as he takes on the challenge of putting on a comic convention. A funny perspective on how things can escalate and how they can ultimately take over your life, from weird photoshoots, to huge debts, to recurring ... Read More »

In Review: Read Em and Weep Book One – Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill

Read Em and Weep Book One - Serial Killer by Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill - Cover

A novel written by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill Published by Millsverse Books – 296 pages The Story: The 1970s is a dangerous time for kids… An even more dangerous time for adults who do them wrong. Meet comic book editor Dave Maudling: The world’s laziest and most cowardly serial killer… although, actually, he’s never killed anyone himself – yet. ... Read More »

In Review: Map of Days by Robert Hunter

Map of Days - 2017 Edition Cover

By Robert Frank Hunter Published by NoBrow Press Hardback – 56 Full Colour Story Pages – RRP £12.99 The Story: Richard can’t stop thinking about the clock. He lies in bed each night, listening to its tick-tocking to the pendulum’s heavy swing. Why does his grandfather open its dark doors in secret and walk into the darkness beyond!? One night, ... Read More »

In Review: Doctor Who Adventures Issue 21 (Doctor Who meets Doctor Strangeglove?)

Doctor Who Adventures Magazine Issue 21 (Panini)

The Comic: Doctor Who Adventures is a fun-filled, action-packed magazine for girls and boys aged 6 – 13 who love Doctor Who. Aimed at a slightly younger audience than Doctor Who Magazine, it offers a crazy plunge into the wacky world of The Doctor, as he travels through time and space to battle the alien forces of evil and save planet ... Read More »

In Review: Not My Shame by T.O. Walker

Not My Shame - Cover

Written by T.O. Walker Published by Singing Dragon The Book: With subtlety and sensitivity, Not My Shame is a powerful graphic novel that draws the reader into the experience of trauma and dissociation caused by sexual violence. It reveals the intrusive traumatic memories and distress experienced by a victim of childhood sexual exploitation in her adulthood and follows the process ... Read More »

In Review: Nylon Years – A Graphic Dramatization of the Flixborough Disaster

Nylon Years - Cover

By Ramin Abhari Self Published through CreateSpace The Book: England, 1973. An exciting place at the forefront of popular culture. A giant addition to the Nypro chemical plant in the rural community of Flixborough has just started production. Using the latest advancements in chemical process technology, the new plant promises to satisfy the British textile industry’s hunger for more and ... Read More »

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