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RAF Magazine Issue One - Cover

Strange how the world works. I find 20six via DotJournalism, then find BlackRat‘s blog (the guy writing some fascinating stuff about Iraq after a trip there). I link to that on my blog and he reads about me editing RAF Magazine and gets in touch. It’s the kind of thing that makes SF fans like me wonder about parallel universes. ... Read More »

A Busy Week: Dick Turtle, RAF Magazine and More

RAF Magazine Issue One - Cover

It’s a weird life. This week has been a mix of hassling freelancers for copy and me being hassled for copy — one of those deadline crunch weeks. Beyblade Comic was Monday, Dick Turtle for Lucky Bag Comic was Wednesday, then there was the ever-expanding Titan website (magazines this week) to update. New Alias Magazine on sale in the US ... Read More »

Catching Up with Old Friends

Dropped in Lancaster’s John O’Gaunt on Market Street for lunch. They do something called a “late breakfast”. How late can a late breakfast be? Whatever. One of Lancaster’s few remaining decent pubs — it’s not tied to any brewery and so has a varied range of beers, whiskys etc. It’s also renowned for jazz, folk and other live music and ... Read More »

Space Dogs Exhibition in Lancaster

Space Dogs Exhibition - Lancaster 2004

There’s a bizarre exhibition at the Storey Institute Lancaster at present — giant inflatable dogs created by the Space Cadets. As you sit there these giant white amorphous blobs are suddenly pumped full of air to become giant dogs. You can hire the balloons for events and buy giant dog-shaped bean bags for £300 a pop. Strangely, Teen Titans this ... Read More »

RAF Magazine and other things

Really Heavy Greatcoat: John With Umbrella

Today has been a busy day. I’m working on a new RAF Magazine for Titan which feels strange because a) I’m not a member of the RAF and b) given my past membership of various ‘leftie’ organisations and opposition to war in Iraq I have to wonder if because no-one approving the title seems to care about things like that, ... Read More »

Convention Report: Raptus, Norway, 2003

John Cooper's portrait of Johnny Red, drawn for the 2003 Raptus Festival program.

Here’s a quick report on my trip to Raptus 2003 in Bergen, Norway. This feature is an overview of the Norwegian comics scene itself rather than a report on the Festival itself which was great fun and included UK comics artists sushc as Mike Collins, Lew Stringer, Dave Windett, John Armstrong, John Cooper and Barrie Mitchell as guests. Pat Mills ... 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 »

Ripper still Go?

Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head, who plays Giles on UPN’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, told SCI FI Wire that plans are still in the works for a British spinoff series based on his character, despite reports that the show was on hold. “I had lunch with Jane Root, who’s head of BBC 2, shortly before I came out [to Los Angeles], and ... Read More »

Not Just A Bunch of Pretty Faces!

Comic Book Lettering by Richard Starkings and John Roshell

  Comicraft founders Richard Starkings and John ‘JG’ Roshell have announced the forthcoming publication of a full colour, 64-page book which provides an insight into the processes and inspirations behind the curtain of the award winning studio. If you’re not familiar with Comicraft’s particular brand of “Unique Design & Fine Lettering”, pay a quick visit to their newly refurbished website portfolio – ... Read More »

Pantheon Books to publish “Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross”

Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross

Pantheon Books, a division of the Knopf Publishing group, is proud to announce plans to publish a coffee table book showcasing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, and other DC Comics icons as envisioned by Alex Ross, who at 32 is one of the world’s preeminent and most influential comic-book painters. Written, designed, and art-directed by Chip Kidd, Mythology: ... Read More »

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