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A Comics Curiosity: The 1990s British “Smurfs Comic”

With a major exhibition dedicated to Peyo‘s The Smurfs part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, running into November in Kendal, what better time to step back to the 1990s, when Maida Vale-based DeVere Entertainment published a British Smurfs comic? The Smurfs story began in October 1958, in the pages of the BelgianContinue reading A Comics Curiosity: The 1990s British “Smurfs Comic”

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Metaphrog receive funding from Creative Scotland for next fairy tale graphic novel adaptation

There’s good news for award-winning Franco-Scottish graphic novelists Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, aka Metaphrog today, after Creative Scotland announced this month’s open project fund awards. They have been awarded £32,000 towards creating their next graphic novel. Mentioned in this recent interview for downthetubes, this new fairy tale adaptation will follow on from the success ofContinue reading Metaphrog receive funding from Creative Scotland for next fairy tale graphic novel adaptation

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In Review: The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog

Metaphrog’s latest hardback adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid, is now out from the US publisher Papercutz. Adapted by John Chalmers and illustrated by Sandra Marrs, the Franco-Scottish couple who make up the Metaphrog team, the pair began their adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tales with The Little MatchContinue reading In Review: The Little Mermaid by Metaphrog

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Papercutz Publishes Metaphrog’s The Little Mermaid

Metaphrog’s latest hardback adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid, is being released by American publisher Papercutz today. A follow up to 2015’s The Red Shoes And Other Tales, The Little Mermaid is written by John Chalmers and illustrated by Sandra Marrs, the Franco-Scottish couple who make up the Metaphrog team. TheContinue reading Papercutz Publishes Metaphrog’s The Little Mermaid

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In Review: Tales from the Crypt #1 – Back from the Dead!

38 pages – Full Colour – Adult Material Published by Papercutz as part of their ‘Super Genius’ imprint Creators include Larry Hama, Scott Lobdell, John McCrea, David Anthony Kraft, Miran Kim and Stefan Petrucha and Jolyon Yates A lot of horror found in all mediums these days seems almost systematically restrained to the point of selfContinue reading In Review: Tales from the Crypt #1 – Back from the Dead!