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Meet Marvin the Paranoid Android at the National Space Centre’s “Towel Day” celebrations

    Are you a Hoopy Frood who really knows where your Towel is at? Then stick out a thumb and hitchhike your way to Britain’s National Space Centre in Leicester on 25th May for Towel Day. Strags welcome! Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25th May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams, the creator of The Hitch ... Read More »

Dog delight from comic creator Smuzz

If I Had a Dog... by Smuzz

  Comic artist Smuzz – whose credits include ABC Warriors for 2000AD, award-winning art for the SF magazine Interzone – has just launched his own children’s book as a delightful digital edition. In If I had a Dog, a little boy imagines all the exciting things he could do if only he had a dog. In the end, it’s not ... Read More »

SciFi Postcard Book to be released in January 2013

  Just through my door this weekend: an advance copy of the Sci-Fi Art Now postcard book ILEX asked me to compile earlier this year, which features illustrations by a number of British comic artists, including Rian Hughes, Smuzz and Dave Taylor. With a cover by Patrick J. Jones, it features some art used in the Sci-Fi Art Now book ... Read More »

Paramount Heads for Rama?

Rendezvous With Rama

Paramount Pictures will decide whether or not to make Morgan Freeman’s long-percolating Rendezvous With Rama, a proposed film adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 1973 SF novel, Variety (subscription required) has reported. Freeman and producing partner Lori McCreary, through their Revelations Entertainment company, have been developing the film with director David Fincher (Alien 3). Bruce McKenna is writing the script. Paramount gets ... Read More »

Timberwolf Press signs Seven Book Deal with Bill Baldwin

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US audio book publisher Timberwolf Press and author Bill Baldwin have reached an agreement to re-launch the best-selling military Science Fiction Helmsman saga. The first six books in the series, The Helmsman, Galactic Convoy, The Trophy, The Mercenaries, The Defenders, and The Siege will be re-released in new, revised, “Director’s Cut” editions. In addition, Baldwin will pen a new novel, picking up where the existing series left off. ... Read More »

Top Tips: Insider’s Guide to creating comics published

Trade Secrets by Robin Hall

Just published by A & C Black, Robin Hall’s Trade Secrets is an excellent book about how to become a successful cartoonist or comics artist, featuring tips from a huge number of professional artists. It also features, with my permission, a version of my online article on Writing for Comics. Robin Hall is a professional cartoonist whose work appears in ... Read More »

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