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Director’s Commentary: Metaphrog

December 21, 2010 | 1 Comments

Today we have a very special treat for you, and indeed a very lovely treat for me too, as our latest “director’s commentary” is from a couple of my favourite comics creators, Sandra and John,...

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Kenny has been posting on the Blank Slate Books blog, mostly announcing the slate of graphic novels he’s planning to publish in 2011, but also talking optimistically about the state of comics publishing in the...

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Phenomenology and Watchmen

December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Okay, I make no pretense to fully understand all of this, but nevertheless it’s an interesting use of Moore and Gibbons’ Watchmen graphic novel and its use of ‘split scenes’ between events happening simulatenously in...

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Night Salad: a wonderful, all ages fantasy

November 18, 2010 | 1 Comments

Louis: Night Salad by Metaphrog I’ve adored Glasgow-based Metaphrog’s Louis books for years and I’ve been really looking forward to their brand new book with their perpetual innocent abroad for months. And I am not...

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ALA’s Graphic Novel webinar

November 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Booklist and the American Library Association posts up an hour-long webinar on graphic novels and their increasing importance for the mix of reading material in public and school libraries, including contributions from folks from Lerner...

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Tom Spurgeon talks to Sarah Glidden

November 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Among the most recent releases of graphic novels I’ve seen wafting their way to our shelves Sarah Glidden’s How to Understand Israel in 60 days or Less from DC/Vertigo is one that struck me as...

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FPI Most Wanted – November 2010

November 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Another month begins, another list of graphic novels and comics we’d like to suggest you take a look at. Slight change of format this month as we’ve decided that having three months of upcoming releases...

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Leeds Graphic Novel Awards

October 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

The sparkly Thought Bubble crew alert us to the upcoming new Leeds Graphic Novel Awards, which is aimed at comics for younger readers. Nominations include evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson for Beasts of Burden, Dave...

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Gerry Alanguilan may be best known to a lot of US and UK comics readers for his work alongside the likes of Leinil Francis Yu for Marvel, but he’s been extremely busy in his home...

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Blast from the past: a History of Judgement

September 1, 2010 | 1 Comments

I’ve been indulging in a little virtual archaeology recently and unearthed some old reviews I wrote years ago, science fiction, fantasy, some pop science books and, as you’d expect, some graphic novel ones. Having rediscovered...

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