A still from "Rang Tan" the Iceland Christmas Ad 2018, originally released in a longer format by Greenpeace

Meet the team behind “Rang-tan”, the “banned” Iceland Christmas TV ad

I’m very up for Iceland‘s message in its “banned” Christmas TV ad – available to view via YouTube– asking people to stop buy products containing palm oil and, in turn, hopefully helping turn the tide on the environmental destruction that results in the deaths of some 25 orangutans every day in their native Asia. ButContinue reading Meet the team behind “Rang-tan”, the “banned” Iceland Christmas TV ad

Snuff and Zoey by John Celestri

Fair Spark Books announces new book series featuring John Celestri’s “Snuffy and Zoey”

Fair Spark Books has announced a new all-ages book series, launching next February – Snuffy and Zoey, by John Celestri, a series originally developed as a possible mobile game and also feature on the veteran animator’s YouTube Channel. You may think that Snuffy and Zoey are just your normal pair of rambunctious, sibling bear cubs livingContinue reading Fair Spark Books announces new book series featuring John Celestri’s “Snuffy and Zoey”

Castlevania - Dracula

Third season of Castlevania on its way to Netflix, scripted by Warren Ellis

Hot on the heels of Season Two, a third, 10 episode, season of animated medieval fantasy Castlevania is on its way to Netflix, again scripted by Warren Ellis. The Castlevania anime, based on the Konami video game, pits a grief-crazed Dracula (voiced by Graham McTavish) taking revenge against humanity for the death of his wife against the last member of theContinue reading Third season of Castlevania on its way to Netflix, scripted by Warren Ellis

Hilda - Netflix Promotional Image

Netflix Primer: Luke Pearson’s “Hilda” – a quick guide to the graphic novels

If you’ve been listening to the Awesome Comics Podcast recently, you’ll know that I’ll be running the Nobrow table at Thought Bubble in Leeds over the weekend of 22nd – 23rd September 2018. We’ll be situated at Table 28 in the grand Victoria Hall. My first full outing for this company coincides with their firstContinue reading Netflix Primer: Luke Pearson’s “Hilda” – a quick guide to the graphic novels

Art for The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. © Ray Harryhausen SNIP

Major Ray Harryhausen retrospective announced for Summer 2020 – in Scotland

The Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art and the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation have announced provisional dates for an exhibition celebrating the work of the extraordinary film maker Ray Harryhausen, in 2020, encompassing his entire career. Ray’s wife, Diana, had very strong links to Scotland, as the great-great granddaughter of explorer David Livingstone. Ray himself designed aContinue reading Major Ray Harryhausen retrospective announced for Summer 2020 – in Scotland