Back in 1965, Doctor Who wasn’t necessarily an alien, and while the TV version was clearly from the future, he spent every week imperiling the lives of his human English grandchildren in the pages of the TV Times. This completely bonkers storyline, which starts out with Dr Who making toys of his own TARDIS time-machine-in-the-shape-of-UK-police-infrastructure […]
CATS IN COMICS: “Returning home for Christmas to find you have been replaced by your parents’ cat,” by Stephen Collins Published in The Guardian, date unknown. Title above taken from a tweet by Collins, titled “Cat Vs Son” in his print shop – click through to buy one of 30, or to see it in […]
Comics-writing duo Leah Moore and (her husband) John Reppion made a sidebar into prose for Christmas six years ago, on fellow English comics writer Paul Cornell’s blog. A charmingly deft cross-pollination of Conan Doyle with Dickens, the short story is still up to enjoy this festive season.
saw a Christmas drag / comedy revue last night that included one cast member in an inflatable costume of the telly version of Raymond Brigg’s titular The Snowman (picking up the lead and “flying” him to world locations elsewhere on the stage). Today, a profile in The Guardian opens with 85-year-old Briggs extensively dismissing the […]
Just repeated on BBC Radio 4, and up for worldwide listening for 30 days: a 2010 documentary by former Melody Maker writer Pete Paphides, talking to friends, family and fans of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. On the web, or via the BBC iPlayer or BBC Sounds apps.
With only two weeks left, a storming contender for Best Debut Of The Decade in comics has come from a 12-year-old cartooning student of Laura Lannes. Without the rest of the piece, we can’t tell if that’s a standard kid-getting-bored twist at the end of the page, or the beginning of a new thematic direction. […]
The explosion of comics across platforms and formats and distribution systems this decade should make any comprehensive roundup of the best a mammoth, months-long task for a staff and freelancers to collate. But! The SyFyWire website, a division of NBC / Universal / Comcast, has narrowed the scope by focusing only on the Most Influential […]
L: The Calculus Affair (Hergé / de Moor, 1955), R: Beyond Life And Death (Lynch / Frost, 1991) (See Franck Boulègue for other Twintin Peaks comparisons.)
CATS IN COMICS: All The Action From Cat Crufts by Stephen Collins Published in The Guardian, 12/3/2016 – widescreen/broadsheet version at the link, the above was restacked for posting here. Crufts, for clarity if needed, is a four-day, annual, international dog show held in the UK since 1886. Of course there are equivalent cat shows, […]
Leslie Stein had a fever dream at The New Yorker a few weeks ago, imagining a reboot of the action-cum-camp-fantasia Face / Off, directed by John Woo, with a different pairing of icons than the movie’s Nic Cage and John Travolta. Her depiction of Seattle brings all the authenticity of the source material, too. […]