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

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

Beano, Dandy Too PC?

Euan Kerr, former editor of The Beano, has hit out at the current content of the comic and the Dandy arguing they have become too politically correct. In an article in the Telegraph, picking up on a report in Scotland on Sunday, Kerr, who edited the Beano for 22 years, says key characters such asContinue reading Beano, Dandy Too PC?