Author Archives: John Clark

WANTED: Illustrator

WANTED: UK-based comics illustrator to work on (hopefully) Arts Council sponsored graphic narrative written by Brick (Depresso, To End All Wars, Leonardo’s Bicycle). Style of artwork needed – similar to Loisel’s (Peter Pan) for caricatured buildings and environment but more … Continue reading

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Nottingham Does Comics

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Changing Minds at the SouthBank Centre

 If you are in London on 6th or 7th February and have an interest in mental health and the arts, hurry along to the SouthBank Centre’s huge and encompassing Changing Minds Festival. Brick will be there on a panel that includes … Continue reading

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Macbeth (Act I Scene I)

 It’s very rare that I enter into a competition, but this invitation to submit something to Kronborg Castle, né Elsinore, in Denmark was simply too tempting in the year we remember the 400th anniversary of Bill Shakespeare’s death. Read the … Continue reading

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‘THESE SEVEN’ Glowing Review

Nice to start the New Year with a good review of an end-of-last-year publication featuring my Simone the Stylite short story. I couldn’t possibly comment on Brick being singled out in such ludicrously glowing terms or my being vain enough to, … Continue reading

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THESE SEVEN – On Tour

As a grand finale to the build up for Friday’s announcement about Nottingham’s UNESCO City of Literature bid, representatives of These Seven and other Nottingham writers took to the tracks to travel the city’s tram network, giving public readings and, … Continue reading

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Illuminating the Dark Night of the Soul

The audience for this packed event at the Cartoon Museum in Bloomsbury had them hanging from the mezzanine, although the demographic was overwhelmingly white, middle-class women, something that, as the token man on the panel, worried me a tad. I’m assured the … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Leonardo’s Bicycle

It’s DONE, all 260 odd pages of it!!! Or, at least, it’s done until some publisher decides it “needs more work” or spots 23 spelling mistakes or wants panel 25/4/2 redrawn with Stalin positioned right of frame. Reactions thus far from … Continue reading

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Bloomsbury Festival 2015

  Friday 23rd of this month brings together Katie Green, Maria Stoian, Matilda Tristram, Nicola Streeten and myself, the token male, at the Cartoon Museum, London, to discuss comics and their unique ability in ‘Illuminating the Dark Night of the Soul‘. … Continue reading

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Eisner Awards

As expected, To End All Wars failed to win either the Best Fact-Based Work or Best Anthology award at the Eisners, which takes nothing away from our delight and pride at being nominated. In each category, the winner was totally … Continue reading

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