Category Across The Pond

The British Comic Awards

I just found out about this and decided to share it here. The British Comic Awards  is a brand new initiative to annually celebrate the very best in British comics. The aim is to commend and highlight the best stories…

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The London Cartoon Museum

I’m not sure if ‘Half Term’ is something that happens in Canada or the US but on this side of the pond, every school in the UK take a break for a week in the middle of each term and…

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Justice League Movie?

Tragically losing the rather astonishing Heath Ledger after his first and only portrayal of the greatest comics villain to ever grace our movie theaters was… beyond all else, bad news for the future of DC Movies.  If you remove the hearts and…

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MCM Expo London Comic Con

Happy days. I recently received my tickets for the up-coming MCM London Comic Con on the 26th through 28th of October at the ExCel Center in the heart of London’s Royal Docks.  Cheers. Since then, I’ve been receiving the marketing updates and…

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“Green-Screened in”

The background in a comic is a place where nothing happens. In comics, a lot of the background space is often sacrificed in order to tell the story with dialog and narration AKA: the words.  The background is also occasionally…

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Creator Owned?

Do the big 2 need to provide a solid creator owned platform for their regular talent? Or is it better that Marvel and DC maintain a primary mind-set of  “Our property, edited our way.”?   allowing the second tier publishers…

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Tarantino Comic

DC Comics September 12: “You may remember that at San Diego Comic Con we announced that Vertigo will be publishing a DJANGO UNCHAINED mini-series based on the upcoming film by Quentin Tarantino. This morning, we revealed that R.M. Guéra (Scalped) is the interior artist on the DJANGO UNCHAINED…

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Dave’s Comics

I’ve just returned home from a short holiday on England’s arty south coast in the attitudy town of Brighton. Brighton is packed with tattoos, dreadlocks, guitars, local bands, art-culture, galleries, motorcycles and generally all things cool and niche.  As is…

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Lining my ducks up

At the forefront of my excitement in comics today is the birth of my very own website.  I’ve put together a ‘stage’ to exhibit my artwork on and to help me continue the journey towards being an independent creator.  I’ll…

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The Olympics

I can’t let the final week of the London games go by without another little salute to the athletes and characters taking part.  With my nerdorific brain working the way it does, I’m led to a simple question that may…

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“Good evening Mr. Bond.”

London found herself under the expectant and scrutinising eyes of the world again this week as the 2012 Olympic Games kicked off in England’s capital with a rather fitting and brilliant bang. The opening ceremony was doomed to fail on…

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2 Things…

1) The Daredevil Speedster. After a fairly heavy week in the press surrounding the Aurora incident, I’d like to keep things pretty light and simple today, bringing our focus back to the familiar and innocent humour of comic-culture.   Here goes……

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Writing for Comics

Following on from last week’s Drawing for Comics post, I’d like to continue with my thoughts on creating comics… or more specifically, writing them. Just like we all drew our own comics as children, we’ve all attempted to write our own comics at…

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Drawing for Comics

Everyone who’s ever had a love affair with comics has probably rolled their sleeves up and tried to draw their own at some point.  Good, bad or indifferent, we’ve all folded a scruffy piece of paper into a book-shaped rectangle…

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Before Watchmen

What do we think so far? I’ve enjoyed trying to pick holes in the continuity and I’ve also taken some pleasure in the head-aches that must have been inflicted upon the likes of DiDio and Lee, not to mention Cooke,…

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