Design Museum delights: Stanley Kubrick oddities, and the promise of your very own Mars mission

London’s Design Museum is currently hosting Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, which includes some comic-related visuals inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey. running until 17th September. But the space age entertainment doesn’t stop there, because hot on the heels of this major exhibition, you’ll get the chance to travel to Mars without leaving London – in a multi-sensory adventure for all agesContinue reading Design Museum delights: Stanley Kubrick oddities, and the promise of your very own Mars mission

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Andersonic Issue 25 goes “Countdown”, interviews Thunderbirds puppet sculptor Joy Cuff

Issue 25 of the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson-inspired Andersonic zine has just been published, sporting  a wonderful homage cover by Richard Farrell to the classic, sadly short-lived SF comic Countdown, which would morph into the longer-running Countdown and TV Action, then TV Action. We’re treated to the second instalment of the UFO comic strip “TrojanContinue reading Andersonic Issue 25 goes “Countdown”, interviews Thunderbirds puppet sculptor Joy Cuff

50 Years of 2001: A Space Odyssey - Isle of Man Stamps

Hidden Messages part of new 2001: A Space Odyssey Isle of Man stamps

The Isle of Man post office is marking the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in style with a set of eight stamps – which contain secret messages for fans of the classic science fiction film. The work of London-based company Glazier Design in partnership with Warner Bros. and through them the KubrickContinue reading Hidden Messages part of new 2001: A Space Odyssey Isle of Man stamps

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In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

Had he lived, Jack “King” Kirby, born 28th August 1917, would have been 100 this year. In advance of Lancaster Comics Day 2017, where Kirby’s work will be celebrated on a special panel, British comic artist (and Comics Day guest) Tim Perkins sings the praises of this great American comic artist, whose work was instrumentalContinue reading In Praise Of: Comic Artist Jack “King” Kirby

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Hello, HAL… Taschen re-releases 2001: Space Odyssey “behind-the-scenes” boook

Taschen have announced the impending re-release of The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ by science and technology writer Piers Bizony, designed by the M/M partnership. 2001 is one of those films that has has had a lasting impression on me for decades now, and I fondly remember reading the Jack Kirby Marvel Treasury comic thatContinue reading Hello, HAL… Taschen re-releases 2001: Space Odyssey “behind-the-scenes” boook