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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.”

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 »

Mike Collins creates first official BBC Sherlock colouring book

Out on 5th November 2015 is Sherlock: The Mind Palace: The Official Colouring Book – the first offical colouring book from the hit BBC series, filled with over 50 intricate scenes and cast images from the show. The art is the work of Mike Collins (with help from Rachael Stott), best known as the penciller on Doctor Who Magazine. He is ... Read More »

WebFind: The Quark Invasion of Earth

The Quark Invasion of Earth - Quark

Doctor Who and Rivers of London artist Lee Sullivan came across The Quark Invasion of Earth, a wonderful homage to 1960s Doctor Who, and I thought I’d gave it a shout out here. The film is the work of author Andrew Orton, creator of several Doctor Who fan films, who describes it as “a little tribute to 1960s Doctor Who, and possibly the silliest ... Read More »

Hello, HAL… Taschen re-releases 2001: Space Odyssey “behind-the-scenes” boook

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s '2001: A Space Odyssey' - Sample Spread 3

Taschen have announced the impending re-release of The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ by science and technology writer Piers Bizony, designed by the M/M partnership. 2001 is one of those films that has has had a lasting impression on me for decades now, and I fondly remember reading the Jack Kirby Marvel Treasury comic that adapted the film, which, published in ... Read More »

First official Roald Dahl story-inspired app launched: Twit or Miss

Roald Dahl App: Twit or Miss

  Children’s writer Roald Dahl‘s disgustingly memorable The Twits are the first of his characters to star in a new app – and their habits are just as yucky as ever. Today sees the launch of  Roald Dahl’s Twit or Miss, developed by Aardman, which features artwork inspired by the now iconic illustrations of Quentin Blake. The first app to feature any ... Read More »

Last chance to vote in the David Gemmell Awards

Voting for the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy closes tomorrow at midnight on Friday 17th July 2015. Now in their seventh year, the awards, open to readers’ votes, recognise and promote writers and artists in the fantasy field. The organisers believe it’s an important genre as well as a broad one. So did David Gemmell, who during his lifetime was ... Read More »

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