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Comics Britania

There’s been some interesting repsonses to the upcoming BBC4 series Comics Britannia on various comics boards. As usual, anything like this is bound to be dissected and judged before it has even aired but in general, response seems positive, which… Read More ›

Keanu plays Klaatu

The classic 1951 SF film The Day the Earth Stood Still is to be remade, with Keanu Reeves playing noble alien Klaatu. Variety reports that Michael Rennie’s distinct performance in the original is so revered that finding the right actor… Read More ›

Here come the Copyright Police!

It had to happen – while fuddy duddy Britain enforces copyright protection through dull sounding organisations such as the Federation Against Copyright Theft, the Chinese government has gone all 21st century and introduced animated copyright police characters that will patrol… Read More ›

Small Pressers Appeal

Comics columnist and downthetubes contributor Matthew Badham will be speaking at a comics and animation conference, The Aesthetics of Trash at Manchester University at the end of August and is appealing for information from small press publishers. “I’m going to… Read More ›