Author Archives: Bleeding Cool Staff Writer

Closing The Gate After The Butterfly Has Bolted

Alasdair Stuart writes; There’s a rich thread of darkness that runs through a lot of the best English literature about children. Look at the class, and cultural, divies in The Owl Service by Alan Garner or the brutality that stays …

Striking The Heavenly Chord: Jon Lock And Nich Angell Talk Indie, Ambition And Guitar Swords

Alasdair Stuart writes; One of the last panels at Thought Bubble saw Jon Lock and Nich Angell take the stage.  Jon is the creator of Afterlife Inc, currently on volume three, that follows the industrialization of the afterlife by a …

Thought Bubble 2013: Pure Comics Culture

Alasdair Stuart writes; I’ve been trying to think of a word that describes Thought Bubble for about a day now and I think I’ve finally got it; pure. Thought Bubble is one of the most pure conventions on the circuit, …

The Postmodern Pinky Swear: The Young Avengers Wrap Party

Alasdair Stuart writes; So, the Young Avengers After Party was held at Thought Bubble this weekend. Almost the entire creative team were there, including Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Annie Wu, Ming Doyle, Matt Wilson, Christian Ward, Becky Cloonan, Joe Quinones …

An Open Letter To Bill Murray

Tony Panaccio has something he wants from Bill Murray. Yeah – good luck with that, Tony.

Johnston And Mitten’s Umbral Does To Fantasy What Wasteland Did For Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi

  Alasdair Stuart writes; Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten produced, in Wasteland, one of the definitive works of post-apocalyptic fiction in modern comics. It’s a stunning achievement and one worth seeking out now more than ever. Umbral is Johnston and …

When Bleeding Cool Grabbed Shailene Woodley And Veronica Roth For A Quick Divergent Chat

Also: word on preview footage for the film which featured Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney and Maggie Q.

Netflix Testing Some 4k Videos Now Ahead Of Planned Full Service In 2014

Netflix has a track record for pioneering difference viewership experiences and bringing 4K or Ultra HD to their content would now increase the aesthetic quality of their programming significantly.

Jason Bateman To Direct Nicole Kidman In The Family Fang

Bateman has cast himself and Nicole Kidman as a couple of performance artists who sometimes use their kids in their bizarre acts.

Vince Vaughn’s Adaptation Of The Term Life Comics Still Moving Ahead

It’s a wonder they’re having trouble getting this made. What could have put Universal off?

Vera Greentea Talks Nenetl Of The Forgotten Spirits

Alasdair Stuart writes; Vera Greentea‘s Papa is one of my comics of the year. It’s a really smart, bleak, beautiful trio of stories about fatherhood that runs the gamut from horror to SF. I was, and still am, very fond …

Interview: Rachel Deering Talks In the Dark, Crowdfunding and Horror

Alasdair Stuart writes; Rachel Deering wears a lot of hats. She’s part of the team who produce the Amelia Cole comics from Monkeybrain, has her own horror series, Anathema and is in the final stages of bringing In The Dark …

Six Things About Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine Issue 1

Alasdair Stuart writes; I was very fond of the original Bloodhound series, available in a collected edition now, I’m delighted to see. I was even more delighted to see Clev make his triumphant, bloody knuckled return to comics last week. …

The 47 Ronin Storm Shambhala Press

Alasdair Stuart writes; The 47 Ronin are having a big year. The mammoth Keanu Reeves movie based on the story arrives at Christmas but first off, we have this graphic adaptation from Shambhala Publications. It’s adapted by Sean Michael Wilson …

The Lessons of Liberator

Alasdair Stuart writes; Black Mask have had a hell of an opening year, turning out books that have gone to some very risky places. It’s paid off, again and again, with Occupy Comics and Ballistic proving especially popular. For me …

Bleeding Cool Review – Prince Avalanche

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star in David Gordon Green’s hilariously heartbreaking piece on both loneliness and being alone.

Win A Copy Of The Art Of Turbo

From the makers of Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, and with an all-star voice cast including Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti and Snoop Dogg, Turbo hits cinemas across the UK THIS FRIDAY. To celebrate, we’re giving five lucky winners …

Larime Taylor Is A Voice In The Dark

Alasdair Stuart writes; As sting lines go you don’t get much better than that. I was contacted a little while back about A Voice in the Dark, a new horror series debuting in November and focusing on a radio host …