Interview: Dark Horse Publish Sally Heathcote, Suffragette GN – Kate Charlesworth, Artist, Speaks!

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Dark Horse Comics have published the US edition of Mary & Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth‘s Sally Heathcote, Suffragette, as of a few weeks ago. When this was originally published in May in the UK, I interviewed Kate Charlesworth, the book’s artist, which appeared here previously, in the middle of July. However, as it’s now […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 5

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Here’s the fifth part of my interview with the late Steve Moore, with more to follow. The first, second, third, and fourth parts are already online, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. This particular part of the interview is specifically about Steve Moore’s I Ching studies. PÓM: Can you tell me […]

Interview: Rick Geary on Kickstarter, Murder, and Billy the Kid

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Anybody who has read any amount of my writing, either here and elsewhere, will probably know who my favourite comics writer is*. But I also have a favourite comics artist, whose work is a constant delight to me, and by whom I have pretty much everything I can get my hands on. It’s Rick Geary. […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 4

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Here’s the fourth part of my interview with the late Steve Moore, with more to follow. The first, second, and third parts are already online, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. PÓM: You mentioned that you worked with Dez Skinn at Fleetway House. How did you get on with him? SM: […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 3

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Here’s the third part of my interview with the late Steve Moore, with more to follow. The first and second parts are already online, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. PÓM: You did eventually leave to work as a freelance writer, though, didn’t you? What brought that about? SM: Mainly my […]

Suffragette Lady: An Interview with Kate Charlesworth

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On International Workers’ Day, the 1st of May, Jonathan Cape published Sally Heathcote, Suffragette, the second graphic novel written by Mary Talbot, a semi-fictionalised history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in Britain, and a really well researched and gripping piece of work, in my opinion, and should be read by everyone, everywhere, as it is […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 2

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Here’s the second part of my interview with Steve Moore, with more to follow. The first part can be found here, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. PÓM: Did you go to many SF cons? SM: Only two or three, I think … at least, that’s all I remember! They were […]

Electricomics: Alan Moore Reinvents Comics. Again.

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Alan Moore, Writer, along with Leah Moore, Editor Anything that has the tagline ‘Not so much pushing the envelope of comicbook storytelling as folding it up to make a nice hat‘ just shouts Alan Moore, doesn’t it? But there’s no point my trying to tell you what it’s all about where there’s a handy press […]

Interview: Hayley Campbell on Her New Neil Gaiman Book and the Strange Things in His Attic

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On Tuesday the 20th of May Harper Design publish The Art of Neil Gaiman, written by Hayley Campbell. (The book was originally commissioned by Ilex Press on this side of the Atlantic, but we won’t see it until July, not that we’re in any way bitter, you understand.) Effectively, this is a companion volume to […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 1

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On the 26th of August 2013 I started doing a very long biographical interview with Steve Moore (as mentioned in my earlier post, Steve Moore 1949 – 2014: A Personal Appreciation). The plan was that it would take as long as it would take, and then we’d spend a bit more time fiddling about with […]

Steve Moore 1949 – 2014: A Personal Appreciation

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Stephen James Moore was born at 2:00pm on June 11th, 1949, in a house on Shooters Hill in South London, where he lived all of his life, and died on or around the 16th of March, 2014, still in that house on the hill. In between, he produced a huge body of work, of a […]

In Praise of Peter Hogan’s Tom Strong

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Of all the characters in Alan Moore’s America’s Best Comics titles, Tom Strong has proved the most durable, once Moore himself gave up writing for the imprint in 2006. TOP 10, more or less a Hill-Street-Blues-with-superpowers cop series, had a couple of attempts at following on after Moore, which never really found their audience; PROMETHEA […]

The Alan Moore/Marvelman Interview: Part III: “I Definitely Wanted My Name Taken Off It”

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This is the third and final part of a three-part interview I did with Alan Moore in October 2010 about Marvelman, and indeed Miracleman, and his experiences with that character. The first two parts are here: PART I, PART II. As ever, anything in [square brackets] is added by me, just prior to publishing this […]

The Alan Moore/Marvelman Interview Part II: A Crumpled Letter from Archie Goodwin

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The second of three parts of a telephone interview I did with Alan Moore in October 2010 about Marvelman and his later incarnation, Miracleman. The first part is here, if you haven’t already seen it. The bits in [square brackets] are later clarifications added by me in the last few days. Pádraig Ó Méalóid: I […]

Alan Moore Speaks about Marvelman: Part I

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On the 22nd of October 2010 – three years ago almost to the day – I spent an hour on the phone with Alan Moore, interviewing him about Marvelman. At the time this was meant to be for the book I was writing about the history of the character, which has been serialised here as […]

Who Is Andrew Hope, and What’s He Doing at Marvel, Man?

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Once upon a time, there was a man from Glasgow, and his name was Andrew Hope. He dabbled in comics a bit, at a time when lots of people in Scotland seemed to be dabbling in comics. Specifically, he drew the only two issues of UK comic company Trident Comics’s The Shadowmen, dated May and […]