Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani

In Review: Guantánamo Kid

Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc SelfMadeHero Life in the insanely oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia may be great, if you are rich and male and Saudi. If you are a teenage Muslim boy from Chad, though, you’re part of the large underclass that carries out many ofContinue reading In Review: Guantánamo Kid

Sally Heathcote, Suffragette

Director’s Commentary: Mary Talbot and Kate Charlesworth on Sally Heathcote, Suffragette

This Director’s Commentary going behind the scenes on the award-winning Sally Heathcote, Suffragette by Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot was originally published on 8th April 2014 on the Forbidden Planet International blog by Joe Gordon, and is re-published here with the permission of both Kate and Mary. One of the books I haveContinue reading Director’s Commentary: Mary Talbot and Kate Charlesworth on Sally Heathcote, Suffragette

Comic Artist Refused Permission to Attend own Book Launch

Comic artist Nikhil Singh, illustrator of the acclaimed Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers recently published by Walker Books, has now been held in South Africa for five months, unable to return to the UK even to attend his own book launch, due to being ‘underqualified’. Although Singh, who was born in South Africa, hasContinue reading Comic Artist Refused Permission to Attend own Book Launch

Obama Wins

Even before the US election was over comics fans had cast their vote, with sales of IDW’s Barack Obama biography comic beating those of the John McCain by a 59% to 41% margin, according to an IDW spokesperson. icv2.com reports the numbers are based on sell-in to direct market comic retailers, which can serve asContinue reading Obama Wins