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  • 06 2018 September

    So Long, and thanks for all the fish…

    Richard has already taken his final bow on the blog (see here), and now it’s my turn. Truth be told I have been putting this off all week, and here I am typing it now,...

  • 06 2018 September

    So Long, Farewell… It’s Goodnight From Me…

    The FPI Blog – 2005 – 2018 Well, you might have heard, you might have not, but as from this week, the FPI Blog shall be no more. The online side of things at FPI...

  • 05 2018 September

    Reviews: going widdershins in Finding Baba Yaga

    Finding Baba Yaga, Jane Yolen, Tor Books (cover image by SHutterstock, design by Jamie Stafford-Hill) “So, this is a tale Both old and new, borrowed, narrowed, broadened, deepened, rethreaded, rewoven, stitches uneven, re-plastered, re-harled, rehearsed,...

  • 04 2018 September

    Reviews: We Shall Fight Until We Win

    We Shall Fight Until We Win: a Century of Pioneering Political Women, Edited by Laura Jones, Heather McDaid & Sha Nazir, 404 Ink / BHP Comics Two small Indy Scottish publishers, BHP Comics (who are...

  • 04 2018 September

    Panel Borders

    It’s time for Alex Fitch to update us to where and who his roving microphone has lead him to for the latest Panel Borders show; as ever, for more details and to check out an...

So Long, and thanks for all the fish…

September 6, 2018 | 2 Comments

Richard has already taken his final bow on the blog (see here), and now it’s my turn. Truth be told I have been putting this off all week, and here I am typing it now, on my last day at FPI. Quite emotional, as you can imagine; I’m trying to persuade colleagues in the Edinburgh...

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So Long, Farewell… It’s Goodnight From Me…

September 6, 2018 | 2 Comments

The FPI Blog – 2005 – 2018 Well, you might have heard, you might have not, but as from this week, the FPI Blog shall be no more. The online side of things at FPI is changing, and the blog simply isn’t part of the future sadly. But, it’s been a wonderful thing while it...

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Reviews: going widdershins in Finding Baba Yaga

September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Finding Baba Yaga, Jane Yolen, Tor Books (cover image by SHutterstock, design by Jamie Stafford-Hill) “So, this is a tale Both old and new, borrowed, narrowed, broadened, deepened, rethreaded, rewoven, stitches uneven, re-plastered, re-harled, rehearsed, reworked until it’s my own. Love comes through a back door, leaves by the front. Not all baptisms occur at...

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Reviews: We Shall Fight Until We Win

September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

We Shall Fight Until We Win: a Century of Pioneering Political Women, Edited by Laura Jones, Heather McDaid & Sha Nazir, 404 Ink / BHP Comics Two small Indy Scottish publishers, BHP Comics (who are also behind the Glasgow Comic Con and the Edinburgh Comic Art Festival) teamed up with 404 Ink to create this...

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Panel Borders

September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s time for Alex Fitch to update us to where and who his roving microphone has lead him to for the latest Panel Borders show; as ever, for more details and to check out an archive of previous shows in podcast form, visit the Panel Borders site: Panel Borders: Girls’ Comics Autumn Special, 5.30pm on...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #174

August 31, 2018 | 1 Comments

It’s Friday and it’s time for Richard and Joe’s handy news roundup digest of links and articles spotted in the last few days, time for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): Game of Thrones season eight A Game of Thrones season eight gets a tiny trailer. Well, actually the glimpse here is so tiny the short trailer...

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2018

August 30, 2018 | 1 Comments

I’ve just been enjoying a couple of weeks at the world’s largest literary festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, seeing a number of fascinating author events and also being fortunate enough to chair several comics and science fiction events too, from Young Adult science fiction and graphic novels to graphic non-fiction covering science, gender and...

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Judas, Jeff Loveness, Jakub Rebelka, Colin Bell, Boom! Studios “No… Not here. I don’t belong here. But the voice comes… And whispers the truth: ‘Yes. This was always the end. This was always your story‘” The most famous betrayal in history; two friends, inseparable then sundered in a violent, bloody scene. No, not friends, more,...

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Bloody Rose, Nicholas Eames, Orbit (cover artwork by Richard Anderson, design by Lisa Marie Pompilio) If Kings of the Wyld (reviewed here) was the ‘Blues Brothers’ of epic fantasy, then Bloody Rose is the ‘Almost Famous’. Except in this version of events, the young fan protagonist doesn’t just find herself on her journey to chronicle her...

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Toy Art Exhibition Leeds University Union

August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

So it’s finally happened and the North of England has it’s very own dedicated Toy Art event. Toy Art UK is the first show in Leeds to showcase the work of some of the finest Toy Artists on the planet, and you might be surprised to know some of the very best are actually from...

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