Tweet Scroobius Pip is one half of UK indie hip hop duo dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip. Their songs tackle issues including suicide, domestic violence, and teen pregnancy with humour and intelligence lacking in mainstream hip hop. Earlier this year they released their second album, The Logic of Chance, and Scroobius Pip released his [...]
TweetThought Bubble is the favourite UK comics event for many, both fan and creator alike, and it’s easy to see why. The event is practically a love letter to comics, and is gaining popularity every year. Well organized and well attended, the enthusiasm in the air is almost infectious. The mix of comics and creators [...]
TweetBad Machinery and Scary Go Round creator John Allison has just returned from attending some comics events in the USA and he’s written a 10 point manifesto about what he believes is wrong with the UK indie comics scene. It’s useful reading for anyone involved in making comics, whether they live in the UK or [...]
TweetLaunched in 1937 The Dandy is the oldest still-running comic in the UK, and the third oldest in the world. The weekly kids’ humour comic and its characters have become a part of UK culture, with such characters as Desperate Dan, Bananaman, and Korky the Cat known to generations of fans. Late last month The [...]
TweetWhile some creators may go in for the hairless look (as cultivated by Brian K. Vaughan and Grant Morrison) in the minds of many comic book fans beards and talent seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. While Alan Moore is clearly the standard of crazy beards implying good comics, other writers such [...]
TweetSeptember may not have seemed to create any records for sales, but if you look more closely at the charts you’ll discover some interesting things. The bottom title on the chart (Farscape #11 from Boom!) sold more copies than any title in the #300 position in almost fifteen years. Even compared to last month the [...]
This Friday is the launch party of the third Solipsistic Pop comics anthology. Aiming to spotlight the best in the UK’s alternative comics scene the anthology is the brainchild of Tom Humberstone and this volume features contributions from Marc Ellerby, Lizz Lunney, Philippa Rice, David O’Connell, Rob Davis, and many more.
Tweet Tokyopop have revealed the teaser trailer for their new show debuting on Hulu in December. You can watch the trailer here on YouTube. The show features Tokyopop’s Stu Levy and his team of interns (the Otaku 6) criss-crossing the USA, visiting anime events and trying to find greatest Otaku. What is an Otaku? Deb [...]
Tweet With images from the upcoming Tintin movies being released I thought it would be a good time to post some photos from my visit to the Hergé Museum earlier this year. The museum is located in in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, about half an hour from Brussels by train. Louvain-la-Neuve is a very new town, and [...]
TweetIt wasn’t all fun and games at MCM last weekend. The folks at DDR:UK had some supposed journalists steal from their booth Sunday morning. Thankfully the perpetrators were caught, but come on people, don’t do this. On Sunday the 31st of October 2010, at just past 9am in the morning, our webcam was running to [...]
Tweet This weekend, the second New England Webcomics Weekend is happening in Easthampton, MA. Guests are a veritable who’s who of the webcomics world, including R. Stevens (Diesel Sweeties), Chris Hastings (Adventures of Dr. McNinja), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), John Allison (Scary Go Round), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), and too many more to list. [...]
Tweet This weekend marks the start of the Comica London International Comics Festival. Over the next month there will be many events including talks by Charlie Adlard (THE WALKING DEAD), Ho Che Anderson (KING), and Bryan Talbot (GRANDVILLE), art exhibitions, launch parties, and the Comiket Independent Comics Fair this weekend. Between November 5 and December [...]
TweetThe combination of Halloween and the MCM Expo in London this past weekend has left me incredibly drained. About 46,500 people attended the three day event, making it the biggest MCM yet. There also seemed to be quite a number of people that didn’t buy tickets and just came to stand around the ExCel centre [...]
By Matthew Murray
This weekend the ExCel Centre in London will be taken over by the London MCM (Movies Comics Media) Expo. For three days the convention centre is playing host to probably the biggest comic related event in the UK, and there will be plenty of fans and guests on hand.
Comic book guests include Sean Phillips (Criminal, Incognito), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men, X-Men Forever), Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram, Suburban Glamour), Antony Johnston (Wasteland, Daredevil), Paul Cornell (Captain Britain and the MI: 13, Action Comics), Jock (The Losers, Detective Comics), Kieron Gillen (Phonogram, Uncanny X-Men), Andy Diggle (The Losers, Daredevil), and a gaggle of other artists and writers less well known outside of the UK. They’ll be there selling their wares and participating in panels, or maybe just sitting in the pub. MCM is also the new home of the Eagle Awards, and those will be presented over the weekend.
TweetBuffy regains the top spot this month, though with the lowest numbers for the series since Season eight began. Meanwhile the top launches this month were a one dollar issue of Dungeons and Dragons from IDW, a The Boys spinoff from Dynamite, Magnus Robot Fighter from Dark Horse, and Invincible spinoff Guarding the Globe. Image [...]