Book Review – Selling The Movie: The Art Of The Film Poster

Written by Ian Haydn Smith If I were to analyse my enjoyment of film posters, I guess it’s the interaction of my love of films and the love of comic books, which distil so much into a stationary image that encapsulates so much more. When I regularly bought film magazines,…

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Book Review: The War In The Dark

By Nick Setchfield I don’t know Mr Setchfield but I am rather jealous of him: he is features editor of SFX magazine, he reviews film and he’s just written a cracking debut novel that mixes espionage with the occult. Talk about living the good life … The book begins with…

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Book Review: When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job?

When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job? Parenting And The Creative Muse Words and art by Richy K Chandler Published by Singing Dragon Being a creative person in the modern world is a difficult thing. I merely blog about the creative things that inspire and entertain me but…

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Book Review: Obsessed With Marvel

Written by Peter Sanderson and Marc Sumerak Published by Titan Books Full disclaimer: I haven’t read all 2,500 questions in Obsessed With Marvel. I believe in honesty on this blog. However, with that out of the way, I did read the book, as I hope to prove with this review.…

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Book Review: How Comics Work

By Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher Comic books are sufficiently large and popular that there are many books about making comic books. Therefore, to stand out from this crowd, a new book needs something different and this one has that: Dave Gibbons has worked successfully in comic books for over…

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Book Review – Warlock Holmes: A Study In Brimstone

Written by GS Denning Published by Titan Books The extent to which you will enjoy this book depends on how much you smile when you read the title. I’m amazed nobody has come up with that play on words before – I’m genuinely jealous. The opening lines of the book…

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Book Review – Powers: The Secret History of Deena Pilgrim

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Neil Kleid I remember the excitement back in 2000 around the arrival of Powers the comic book, co-created by Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming – Bendis was a rising star of indie crime comics and the book seemed to be a perfect fusion of…

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Book Review: All The Birds In The Sky

All The Birds In The Sky Written by Charlie Jane Anders The near future. Patricia is 6 years old when she helps a sparrow with a wounded wing, who tells her to take her to the Parliament of Birds in the nearby forest to fix him. The sparrow tells her…

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Book Review: An Ancient Peace

An Ancient Peace (A Peacekeeper Novel) Written by Tanya Huff Published by Titan Books I haven’t read the five-book Confederation series that follows the exploits of Marine Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr in a universe-spanning alien war (although I have read The Enchantment Emporium by Huff, which I enjoyed). The only…

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