Traces of the Great War - Pretty Little Village by Mael

In Review: Traces of the Great War

Publisher: Image Comics (English Edition)/ Editions de la Gouttière (French Edition) Out: Now The Book: Traces of the Great War is a remarkable, original collection of 18 thought provoking graphic short stories bridging the past and present. Internationally-acclaimed comic book artists, graphic novelists and writers, all of them explore the continued relevance and resonance of the FirstContinue reading In Review: Traces of the Great War

Modern Slorance: the Finland Issue, by Neil Slorance SNIP

In Review: Modern Slorance – The Finland Issue – Travel, art, food, tortoises!

Modern Slorance: the Finland Issue, by Neil Slorance “Saunas, Moomins, Food, Romance and more!” A wee disclaimer before I start: I love Neil Slorance’s comics. I first came across them in the (sadly now defunct) Plan B Books down by the Tron in Glasgow several years ago, and have been following them ever since, and thenContinue reading In Review: Modern Slorance – The Finland Issue – Travel, art, food, tortoises!

Commando Marches On: An Interview with Editor Calum Laird

  Last year, I chatted to Calum Laird, Editor of Commando, for an article about “Charley’s War” – the seminal comic strip created by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun that ran in Battle Picture Weekly from 1979 until 1985. We talked a lot about Commando and a bit about “Charley’s War” and about war comicsContinue reading Commando Marches On: An Interview with Editor Calum Laird

Abnett and Culbard’s Wild’s End earns critical acclaim

  Released last week by US publisher BOOM! Studios, Wild’s End #1, written by Dan Abnett with art and lettering by INJ Culbard, is gathering plenty of critical acclaim, and I hope it’s resulting in strong sales for this enjoyable anthropomorphic tale melding Wind in the Willows with War of the Worlds. When a rural EnglishContinue reading Abnett and Culbard’s Wild’s End earns critical acclaim

Sally Heathcote “Director’s Commentary” reveals creators secrets about new graphic novel

(with thanks to Joe Gordon at Forbidden Planet International): Writer Mary Talbot and artist Kate Charlesworth have their guest Director’s Commentary on the making of their upcoming book Sally Heathcote – Suffragette on the Forbidden Planet International blog today. “For those not familiar with that, it’s an occasional feature I run where, instead of one ofContinue reading Sally Heathcote “Director’s Commentary” reveals creators secrets about new graphic novel