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New graphic novel from Markosia, “Hunter, Hunted”, set to debut at Edinburgh Comic Con

Hunter, Hunted - Sample Art

On sale next week from Markosia is Hunter, Hunted by GM Jordan and Mick Trimble, and it’s already getting attention and praise in the run up to its launch at Edinburgh Comic Con this coming weekend. In this new graphic novel, a soldier haunted by his past must survive his present to tackle a future threat. Janson is not a hero; ... Read More »

Moomins on the Move in new official app, launched this month at Kew Gardens

Moomin Move App

Moomin Characters has teamed up with Finnish game studio RealityXpander to launch the app in various locations throughout the year. The beloved Finnish fantasy characters the Moomins – stars of both books and comics, who will have a big presence at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October – are heading to phones with a new augmented reality app, Moomin Move, ... Read More »

In Review: The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog

Little Mermaid 001 SNIP

Metaphrog’s latest hardback adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid, is now out from the US publisher Papercutz. Adapted by John Chalmers and illustrated by Sandra Marrs, the Franco-Scottish couple who make up the Metaphrog team, the pair began their adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tales with The Little Match Girl which they adapted in ... Read More »

London’s House of Illustration lands “Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan” Exhibition

A Hiromasa Ogura watercolour painting for the Ghost in the Shell anime

London’s House of Illustration is to host Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan, the first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic SF anime films, including the recently re-released Ghost in the Shell anime later this year. Shown in Berlin last year, this is the UK’s first ever exhibition of handmade background illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films focuses on a selection of superb renderings ... Read More »

The Phoenix launches “Star in a Comic” competition for kids

Phoenix "Star in a Comic" Competition Banner

Do you know an awesome kid who has what it takes to create the star of a new comic story? Perhaps it could even be them? If so, then you should let them know Britain’s The Phoenix comic is running a new competition to find the next super star comic character. Open to all children, the competition opens the weekly comic’s pages ... Read More »

In Review: DC Universe Rebirth – Batwoman #1

DC Universe Rebirth: Batwoman #1 - Cover

Batwoman – The Many Arms of Death (Part 1) Story: Marguerite Bennett and James Tynion IV Art: Steve Epting Publisher: DC Comics Editor: Dave Welgosz & Chris Conroy Pages: 22 Colour Pages Price: $2.99 Release Date (Print & Digital): 15th March 2017 Age Rating: Teen A lead takes Batwoman to a Mystery Island where her past is revealed… The Story: ... Read More »

Creating Comics: Cartoon Cliches Exposed

Desert Island Mash Up Cartoon by John Freeman

Beano comic creator Nigel Auchterlounie has pointed me in the direction of an edition of New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff‘s “Cartoon Lounge” podcast entitled “Trop de Tropes“, webcast last year, in which he looks at the history of the cliché in cartooning. Enthusing about some, such as desert island gags (which first appeared in New Yorker in 1931) and ... Read More »

V for Vendetta art exhibition in New York this month

If you’re travelling to New York this month, you may want to check out the fabulous-looking V for Vendetta art exhibition featuring the amazing work of David Lloyd. The exhibition runs until 29th April 2017 at the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, which is also hosting a Will Eisner Centennial Exhibition until 3rd June 2017. V for ... Read More »

Bryan and Mary Talbot nominated for National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award

Mary and Bryan Talbot. Image courtesy Bryan Talbot

Bryan Talbot and Mary Talbot are among the 2016 NCS Divisional Award nominees for the 71st Annual US National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards. Bryan and Mary are nominated for their project The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, alongside Jules Feiffer (for Cousin Joseph) and Rick Geary (for Black Dahlia). Set against the background of violence and state repression ... Read More »

Hibernia offers limited second edition of “The Tower King” from Eagle

The Tower King Panel

On sale now from Hibernia Comics, celebrating the recent 35th anniversary of new Eagle 35th anniversary is a new edition of their fantastic collection of the classic story, The Tower King, written by Alan Hebden (Commando, Meltdown Man) and illustrated by José Ortiz (13th Floor, Creepy, Eerie). “The Tower King” tells the tale of Mick Tempest and his struggles to survive in a London ... Read More »

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