Lady Penelope’s Boss Lady Handbook

Thunderbirds Lady Penelope focus of new merchandise from Half Moon Bay

Award-winning wholesaler Half Moon Bay has secured the licensing rights for both Moomin and Thunderbirds, adding the classic brands to its expanding gift and publishing portfolio in the UK, with new launches early in 2019. The Bath-based company, established in 1995, already has a licensing slate that this year alone has seen eleven new additionsContinue reading Thunderbirds Lady Penelope focus of new merchandise from Half Moon Bay

The Oxford Trollomicus by Spike Greenwood. Art © Spike Greenwood

Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Oxford Trollomicus by Spike Greenwood

An intriguing art book, The Oxford Trollomicus, created by Spike Greenwood, has caught my eye over on Kickstarter – a gorgeous-looking Illustrated Guide Book to the Bridge Trolls of Oxford, based on the increasingly dubious research of Professor Bulstrode Whitless… Anyone who recalls the wonderful guides to Gnomes by Wil Huygen, published back in theContinue reading Crowdfunding Spotlight: The Oxford Trollomicus by Spike Greenwood

The Paperbook Fanatic Issue 40

Horror author Richard Laymon dissected in latest issue of “The Paperbook Fanatic”

Issue 40 of Justin Marriott‘s The Paperbook Fanatic is now available from Amazon, the latest in a series of terrific fanzines he publishes through Amazon’s Createspace service, primarily dedicated to vintage paperbacks, but often cross over into comics material. The Paperbook Fanatic is a full colour, 64-page fanzine for readers and collectors of vintage paperbacks. 64 pages, fullContinue reading Horror author Richard Laymon dissected in latest issue of “The Paperbook Fanatic”

Alan Moore’s Jerusalem

Alan Moore’s Jerusalem release as omnibus paperback

Jerusalem, the New York Times-bestseller from Alan Moore, author of From Hell and Watchmen is now available in a single-volume paperback. On sale from today, Tuesday 25th September in shops and in digital from 25th September, the novel is published in the UK from Knockabout (£16.99) and in the US from Liveright ($24.95). The Library Journal describes Moore’s sprawlingContinue reading Alan Moore’s Jerusalem release as omnibus paperback

Queer about Comics SNIP

New academic comics study, Queer about Comics, released

A new publication Queer about Comics, has just been published by Duke University Press. Edited by Darieck Scott and Ramzi Fawaz, this special issue explores the intersection of queer theory and comics studies. The contributors provide new theories of how comics represent and reconceptualize queer sexuality, desire, intimacy, and eroticism, while also investigating how theContinue reading New academic comics study, Queer about Comics, released