Tickets go on sale today for events at the largest literary festival in the world, the Edinburgh International Book Festival which this year runs in the Scottish capital from 12 to 28 August. As ever BookFest has a selection of comics related talks and workshops, mainly under its theme of Stripped, named for the majorContinue reading Comics @ Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017
A Certain Symmetry (Self Published) By Richard Worth & Jordan Collver I’ve long been an admirer of the distinctively creative collaborations of Worth & Collver and this tantalizing pamphlet (at the time intended purely to seduce publishers) is another slice of fried gold from the team. Sadly, it appears at the moment at least thatContinue reading Cup of O – Small Press Reviews: A Certain Symmetry, CROSS and How To Be A Superhero
When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, comics creator Andy Luke had nowhere to go. He came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics… In celebration of Small Press Day on 9th July 2016, I’ve written aboutContinue reading Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part One)
The first ever Shrewsbury International Comic Art Festival, taking place 15th – 17th July, is now a free event – giving full access to an amazing guest list and exhibitors for the general public all three days. Guests lined up include creators Dan Berry, David Baillie, Roland Boschi, Brox, Howard Chaykin, Andy Diggle, Barry Kitson, Jessica Martin, John McCrea,Continue reading Shrewsbury International Comic Art Festival Goes Free! (Free to enter, that is…)
It’s a fairly quiet week for new comics with a British connection, but don’t panic, because the latest 2000AD has a creepy “Terror Tale” from David Baillie, beautifully drawn by Joshua George for you to enjoy – especially if you’re a fan of either Daphne du Maurier’s original version of The Birds, or Alfred Hitchcock’sContinue reading Something for the Weekend: US Comics On Sale from 25th November 2015 – Asterix Found in Comic Shops!