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European Literature Night 2016 Date Set

European Literature Night Image

European Literature Night (ELN), the British annual literary showcase which brings the best of the continent’s writers to the British Library, has announced its Call for Participation for 2016 is now open with the Night itself set to 11th May 2016. A EUNIC London project (a network of National Institutes for Culture from the member states of the European Union in London), ELN ... Read More »

Lancaster to host Out of This World Fiction Fest next month

Lancaster’s Gregson Art and Community Centre is to be the venue for the Out of This World Fiction Fest – a free gathering of local authors and artists on Saturday 7th November, including comics writer Eddie Robson, comics artist Dan Charnley, SF author JS Collyer and fantasy writer AS Chambers, offering the opportunity to grab some unique and one-of-a-kind books, prints or gifts, chat about Science ... Read More »

Jamie Smart illustrates Cereal Killer Cafe cookbook

On sale soon is The Cereal Killer Café Cookbook written by the founders of the London-based Cereal Killer Cafe, by Gary Keery and Alan Keery, featuring art by Jamie Smart. The cafe – which has operations in Camden and Brick Lane – has divided opinion and its Brick Lane business was even the focus for physical attack from anti-gentrification protestors in recent months (local ... Read More »

Taschen launches “Bronze Age of DC Comics” book by Paul Levitz

Bronze Age of DC Comics Promotional GIF

Specialist publisher has just launched its sumptuous-looking title The Bronze Age of DC Comics, dedicated to some of the best-loved comics in US publisher DC Comics history, penned by the company’s former Publisher and President Paul Levitz. On 15th December 1978, the dreams of generations of children finally came true. “You’ll believe a man can fly” read the posters and billboards ... Read More »

Taschen to re-publish children’s illustrator Kay Nielsen’s “East of the Sun, West of the Moon”

Kay Nielsen: East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Specialist art publisher Taschen is to publish a reprint of East of the Sun, West of the Moon next month, a stunning-looking collection reviving the most ambitious publication project of Danish artist Kay Nielsen, one of the most famous children’s book illustrators of all time. First published in 1914, East of the Sun and West of the Moon is considered a jewel of ... Read More »

Sneak Preview: Night Post by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

Night Post by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder - SNIP

Improper Books will release Night Post by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder through comic shops in December, a picture book telling the story of the other mail service; the one you haven’t heard of, the one that starts work at midnight and delivers to all the creatures of the night. Whether ghost or ghoul, witch or werewolf, or just downright odd ... Read More »

Marvel UK artist Pino Rinaldi provides cover for “Dark Rock Chronicles”

Dark Rock Chronicles - Cover

London-based independent book and comics publisher Diego Comics Publishing‘s latest title is Dark Rock Chronicles, a horror novel by Marco Guadalupi, featuring an awesome cover art by renowned illustrator Pino Rinaldi, well known for his Marvel comics work. This new English edition of Marco’s first novel, first published in 2012 in Italy, will have its pre-launch debut at Icon Festival in Tel Aviv ... Read More »

In Review: Thunderbirds – The Vault

Thunderbirds: The Vault

By Marcus Hearn Designed by Mike Jones Published by Virgin Books Out: 10th September 2015 The Book: On 30th September 1965, International Rescue successfully completed their first assignment, and the Tracy brothers imprinted themselves on a generation of captivated children. Thirty-two episodes, many repeats, sixty territories, two feature films, three albums, numerous comics, books, toys, videos and DVDs and five decades ... Read More »

“Annotated Alice” project celebrates 150 years of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

As we’ve previously noted, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is 150 years old this year and to celebrate the Public Domain Review, which archives and promotes out of copyright art and writings has teamed up with Medium to create a special online edition of the book. Each of the twelve chapters are being annotated by a selection of twelve ... Read More »

Artist Liam Sharp turns to prose for “Andrew Wilmingot’s Paradise Rex, Press Inc.”


Comics artist and co-founder of the digital publising house Madefire Liam Sharp has turned his hand to a new novella, recently released by PS Publishing that even his publisher, Peter Crowther, describes as “off the wall” and has had staff at the company divided. Andrew Wilmingot’s Paradise Rex, Press Inc., which features cover design by Liam includes an afterword by China ... Read More »

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