Author Archives: John Clark

THESE SEVEN – unofficial launch

                  Playing to a packed house at Lowdham Book Festival last Saturday, contributors to the showcase of local authors known as These Seven had five minutes each to do whatever to promote … Continue reading

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Max Zillion reprint cometh…

After the astounding success of his Kickstarter campaign to reprint Calculus Cat, my good friend Hunt Emerson is striding down the same road again to reprint his great Jazz Funnies featuring Max Zillion and Alto Ego. The campaign starts sometime around … Continue reading

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University of Nottingham workshop

    Have just completed my first gig as the university’s School of English Honorary Assistant Professor of Comics. It went extremely well, I’m told, with my efforts garnering such embarrassing endorsements as “brilliant” and “wonderful.” The stories the students devised … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Unread Hardcopy

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As the interactive digital comic experience, Dawn of the Unread, moves towards closure bearing accolades from such as the Guardian University Awards (it's a long story involving Trent University), it is good to hear that in a couple of months … Continue reading
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TEAW Eisner Award Nominations

There is a telling irony that my most successful comics book to date, in terms of sales, is the one book that will not earn me a bent nickel. With all the contributor’s fees going to MSF for their battle … Continue reading

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Alan Sillitoe Memorial Anthology

Moves are afoot to keep Nottingham’s celebrated author Alan Sillitoe in the public eye by publishing an anthology of writing by other esteemed local authors reflecting on the city, the man and the importance of his work. I never met … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo

Having met them at French and Irish cartoon festivals, I knew two of the cartoonists assassinated in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, not well but enough to feel the pain. Any encounter with the French cartoonists was invariably a roller … Continue reading

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Lakes International Comic Arts Festival

                  Just back from my first visit to this snappily titled binge of most things comics-wise that aren’t big time corporate and oozing testosterone. Hugely enjoyable, and great to meet so many … Continue reading

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Leonardo’s Bicycle – The Movie

Well, okay, not so much a movie as a flick that illustrates something of where I’m at with the maestro and his controversial doodle. With two chapters to completion, I’m a little nervous about my telling of the convoluted story; … Continue reading

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‘To End All Wars’ exhibition

There is still time to catch this wonderful exhibition of material from the critically acclaimed WW1 comic book anthology at the Pen’rallt Gallery Bookshop, Machynlleth in Wales. Beautifully mounted by the owners of the shop, Diane and Geoff Bailey, it … Continue reading

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