Book Review: Anxiety Is Really Strange


Written by Steve Haines Art by Sophie Standing 230mm x 170mm, 32pp ISBN: 978-1-84819-389-5 Published by Singing Dragon   After I reviewed When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job?, the publishers offered me the opportunity to read and review this book. I was intrigued because it combines my hobby interest of comic books and my day job as…

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Kent Comics shop front

Comic Book Shop: Kent Comics


You could be forgiven for not finding Kent Comics on first walking along the High Street in Orpington, Kent – its address is 59A High Street, but you won’t see it actually on the high street along with the rest of the usual chains and charity shops. To reach Kent Comics, you have to walk down a side street off the…

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Marvel diversity

What’s Wrong With Diversity In Comics?


The headline for this post is supposed to cover both meanings, i.e. ‘What is wrong with having diversity in comics that people complain about it?’ and ‘What’s wrong with the diversity in comics that the books are getting cancelled?’, which probably doesn’t come across in text. I am Over-Explaining Man. The two reasons for this are the lovely Christmas present…

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Harry Potter History of Magic at the British Library

Exhibition – Harry Potter: A History Of Magic


You don’t need an excuse to visit the British Library, which is a wonderful building full of fabulous things, but an exhibition devoted to Harry Potter is certainly an easily justifiable one, especially with ’20 treasures’ from JK Rowling’s personal archive as an extra incentive. The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry…

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Hyper Japan Goldfish Lanterns

Saturday at Hyper Japan Christmas 2017


I don’t know if there is a confirmed connection between developing an interest in geeky things and in Japanese culture if you’re a young British chap, but it’s certainly what happened with me. I think that my first encounter was with the television show Monkey, shown on BBC2 at 6pm in the early 1980s (yes, I am that old), and…

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