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In Review: Staring From The Hill by Norbert Rybarczyk

Staring From The Hill - Sample Art

Created by Norbert Rybarczyk Titles and Tattoo designs by Artur Kepinski English translation by Martin Dqbrowski Full colour hardback with 44 pages of story and published by Centrala Books ‘”here’s a place that’s not a place. Beyond time and beyond space. Old Gogs called it The Cathead’s Hill. But old gods are no more.” The Story: The people of The ... Read More »

In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – Marooned on Mercury

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Episode 3 - Marooned on Mercury by Marc Platt

A B7 Production in association with Big Finish Distributed by Big Finish Directed By: Andrew Mark Sewell • Listen to the trailer Main Cast: Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hubert Guest), Raad Rawi (The Mekon) Associate Producer Fiona McAlpine Development Producer Patrick Chapman Series Script Editor Colin Brake Executive Producer Simon Moorhead Producer/Director ... Read More »

The Phoenix Comic celebrates Christmas 2016

Phoenix Comic 260

Christmas came early for subscribers to the weekly The Phoenix comic, with a smashing issue wrapped in a cover by top artist Jamie Smart, who says he was “very honoured” to do this special issue. Also now available from select newsagents and the Phoenix web site this issue includes episodes of “Trailblazers” by Robert Deas, “Bunny vs Monkey” by Jamie Smart, ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Lee Robson and David Broughton talk “Strontium Dog”

Strontium Dog "No Choice At All"

Lee Robson is the writer of the graphic novel Babble and a frequent contributor to many British independent titles, including Zarjaz, Futurequake, the Strontium Dog-inspired Dogbreath, Something Wicked and several of Accent UK‘s themed anthologies. He’s also penned a series of online daily strips featuring 2000AD‘s Judge Dredd for FutureQuakePress, which are collected here.  David Broughton has created his own comics, such as the brilliant Shaman Kane, Spectre Show and Martillo. ... Read More »

Who the heck are Europe Comics, anyway? A quick guide to this exciting pan-European project

Europe Comics Logo

Many comics fans with a social media presence may have noticed sponsored ads for a project called Europe Comics popping up in their feeds. I’ve run a couple of stories on some books and re-posted some of their items, but I hadn’t quite appreciated just how ambitious or exciting this project was until they posted this video explaining their aims… ... Read More »

SF adventure “Skow Dogs” and Alan Burrows “Switchblade”debut in all-new 100% Biodegradable,

100% Biodegradable Issue 15 - Switchblade SNIP

Hot on the heels of the SF adventure “Death Duty” by myself, Dave Hailwood and Brett Burbridge in recent issues of digital anthology 100% Biodegradable comes another new story from the “WarWorldz” shared universe project – “Skowdogs“. In the WarWorldz universe, the once mighty Terran Empire is in decline and under attack, holding onto power with often ruthless force. Most of Earth’s population has ... Read More »

In Review: The Dan Dare Audio Adventures – The Red Moon Mystery 

Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures Episode 2 - The Red Moon Mystery by James Swallow

A B7 Media Production in association with Big Finish Distributed by Big Finish Directed By: Andrew Mark Sewell • Listen to the series trailer Series Main Cast: Ed Stoppard (Dan Dare), Geoff McGivern (Digby), Heida Reed (Professor Peabody), Michael Cochrane (Sir Hubert Guest), Raad Rawi (The Mekon) Associate Producer Fiona McAlpine Development Producer Patrick Chapman Series Script Editor Colin Brake ... Read More »

In Praise Of… Artist John Watkiss

Colour work for the Tarzan animated film by John Watkiss

“Painting and art for me is a means of showing the world a vision which  I have seen with my mind not with my eyes – which I use merely as a means of perception. I call this ‘Mindsight’. – John Watkiss John Watkiss – considered by the comics community as very much an “artist’s artist” – has had an impressive ... Read More »

Creating Comics: a 2000AD Podcast with comics editor and writer Barrie Tomlinson

2000AD Podcast: Barrie Tomlinson SNIP

“It’s real Roy of the Rovers stuff!” has been a cry of football commentators for decades – and the latest episode of the award-winning 2000AD podcast features an interview with author, comics editor and writer Barrie Tomlinson, the man who helped make Roy Race of Melchester Rovers a British institution. With the IPC Youth Group titles now part of the archive ... Read More »

In Review: 2000AD Prog 2011

2000AD Prog 2011

Out: Wednesday 14th December 2016 Publisher: Rebellion This Christmas issue was previewed by John Freeman last week in his article here and the advert for the 40th Anniversary bash has been highlighted by John in the anniversary article. DANGER: SPOILERS MAY FOLLOW! The Review: I can’t believe it has been a year since I was feasting my eyes on the ... Read More »

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