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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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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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