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New Comics added to SEQUENTIAL app, including “Meanwhile”, “Love and Rockets”

Some great graphic novels have recently been added to the SEQUENTIAL digital comic app, including the brilliant Love and Rockets by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez and the recently-revamped Meanwhile… anthology published by Soaring Penguin. The new additions reads like a bucket list of some of the best comics published in the past 30 years. They certainly back up the stated aim of the ... Read More »

London Book Fair Returns, UK Comic Publishers Aboard

London Book Fair 2010

Celebrating its 45 year anniversary in April 2016, The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Staged annually, LBF sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the show to learn, network and kick off their year of business. Some of the ... Read More »

British Comic Shop Releases (6th May 2015) – Bring Back the Secret Wars “Secret Artist”!

Secret Wars #1 - 2015

  Here’s our guide to new comics and graphic on sale in British comic shops today (6th May 2015), complementing our monthly list of new British graphic novels and comic collections (May 2015 list here). The headline event on the US comics side is of course the launch of Marvel’s new Secret Wars, of course – and, as yet, we ... Read More »

“To End All Wars” nominated for Eisner Award, many British creators also nominated

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Logo

Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015 this week – and a number of British comic creators, including Rob Davis, Neil Gaiman, Kieron Gillen, Grant Morrison and Sean Phillips are on the list. It’s also great to see the brilliant anthology, To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The First World War, edited by Jonathan Clode ... Read More »

Meanwhile… Back with a Bang, features more from David Hine, Mark Stafford, new Krent Able strip

Meanwhile Issue 2 - Cover

  Comics periodicals. They start out great with the first issue, bringing out the big guns to get everybody’s attention, but then run out of steam and splutter out because they just got too ambitious for their own good. Take Soaring Penguin‘s Meanwhile…, for instance. It started out so promisingly, but now it’s the second issue and – wait, hold on a minute ... Read More »

SEQUENTIAL launches massive digital comics sale

SEQUENTIAL Sale Christmas 2014

    Digital comics distributor SEQUENTIAL will be a huge winter sale right now, with 50 – 80 per cent off the print RRP on books… A perfect way to populate the iBooks section of your shiny new (or spruced up old) iPad this Christmas. All in all, there are over 180 graphic novels on sale which gets into full ... Read More »

In Review: To End All Wars

To End All Wars SNIP

There have already been quite a few Great War comics and graphic novels published this year in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the start of the conflict and no doubt there will be many more to come as the anniversaries of various World War One battles and the final armistice come and go over the next four years. ... Read More »

Strangehaven returns in new Meanwhile… anthology from Soaring Penguin Press

Meanwhile... Issue One Cover by Gary Spencer Millidge

  This weekend sees the launch of Meanwhile…, a superb-looking new bi-monthly British comics anthology from Soaring Penguin Press. On sale at this weekend’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, the new magazine features the long-awaited, eagerly-anticipated return of Gary Spencer Millidge’s cult classic series, Strangehaven – and along with the other strips in this impressive first issue it looks positively ... Read More »

Cup of O – ICE Birmingham

  The other weekend saw the first ICE Birmingham event – filling the long-vacant gap of a solid Birmingham comics show. It’s certainly been the first time since 2011 that I’ve sold my sequential wares in the city. ICE was a single-day event and took place at the very smart and modern Studio right in the centre. Two floors of this were given over ... Read More »

Panel Borders: Régis Loisel and Peter Pan

Peter Pan - Sample panel by Regis Loisel

Starting a month of shows about French comics or bande dessinée, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Régis Loisel about his epic graphic novel adaptation of and prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, published in the UK by Soaring Penguin Press. Fitch and Loisel talk about the artist’s work for Disney in the 1990s, his interest in anthropomorphic characters, and how ... Read More »

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