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Comica Begins Today In London, From Here To Comiket

Comica, London’s comics art festival begins today, right after The Lakes Comic Art Festival at the weekend in Kendal. Lots more smoke, noise and transport issues. But here’s a look at what’s coming up. Comica Comiket also returns to London …

Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat. And Never Was. She Is A Human Girl. Also, British.(UPDATE)

Well, my mind has been blown. And no doubt will my daughters’ minds when they wake up. In fact I feel like waking them up now. But no, one more night in which they can sleep in the knowledge that …

Look Everyone, The City Of London Is Getting A Mega-City Block

Welcome to Endless City, a proposed skyscraper for London. It is designed to have its own ecosystem, incorporating offices, shops, massive inside parks, entertainment and housing and has been described as a “vertical city”. Sound familiar? Me too. It’s a …

The Last Weekend Of Comics Unmasked At The British Library Has So Many Delights And Surprises. I Wish I Was There.

If I was in London this weekend, I would be going to the British Library for the Comica Weekend. But I’m not. I’m in Banbury recovering from surgery. I’d go to the Bryan Lee O’Malley talk on Friday, The Great …

Things To Do In London In August If You Like Comics

August 1st-3rd Blood And Roses: Magical Girls By Sally Jane Thompson exhibition Orbital Comics Saturday 2nd, 3pm-4pm Doctor Who Signing Forbidden Planet  Rob Williams, Al Ewing and Des Taylor will be signing the first issues of the 10th and 11th Doctor Who …

When Joss Whedon Comes To Your Comic Store

Liz Jordan works at Orbital Comics. I like Liz, she’s funny, friendly and she geeks out at the tiniest mention of comics and comics-related media. And anything Thor related is guaranteed to get her enthusing in a most engaging way. …

The Truth Is A Hall In The Barbican, With Neil Gaiman And Friends

Last night, I have the great pleasure of not going to see Monty Python (I’ll save that for another night) but instead spend a night out in London with Neil Gaiman telling me stories. He has revived his Sydney Opera …

Shaky Kane And David Quantick, At Gosh Comics In London, In Five Hours Time

David Quantick was a co-writer of Brass Eye, and the guy who had to do all the media interviews in the storm of the Brass Eye Special, as Chris Morris had gone on holiday. Remember him? He also wrote for …

Chris Ware’s Poster For Today’s East London Comic Art Festival

The East Coast of the US may be full of comic conventions this weekend, but East London isn’t doing too badly either, as this Chris Ware poster for the event implies. On until 7pm tonight, with guests including the aforementioned …

Fifty-One Cosplay Shots From MCM London Comic Con 2014

Courtesy of Frazer Brown… fifty-one cosplay shots from MCM London Comic Con this weekend. And a far better photographer than I… Frazer will also be attending the NYC Special Edition and NYCC for Bleeding Cool. We are not worthy…

Avengers Assemble Cosplay Panorama From MCM London Comic Con

  Courtesy of Frazer Brown… Clicky for biggy. Much much biggy.  

Storm Dogs Volume 2 Coming From David Hine And Doug Braithwaite

I bumped into David Hine on the Dockland Light Railway platform heading into yesterday’s MCM London Expo, laden down as he was with comics to sell – including his signed script-with-a-signed-comic innovative way for writers to, basically, do what artists …

Kill Shakespeare Takes On More And More Media

Talking to the Kill Shakespeare folk at MCM London Comic Con, I learned that, now that this revisionist Shakespeare comic book has been transformed into a board game and a stage show, Kill Shakespeare is moving to new media. Such …

The Beef, A New Comic From Shaky Kane, Tyler Shainline And Richard Starkings From Image In 2015

At the MCM London Comic Con yesterday, I had the immense pleasure to meet Richard Starking once more, signing and selling plenty of Elephantmen comics at the Travelling Man pavilion. He had a good chat about all manner of things, …

From One Side Of MCM London Comic Con To The Other – Video And Pics – With Added Becky Cloonan

I’ll shortly be heading out to the second day of MCM London Comic Con today, with the kids. But here’s how it was looking on the admittedly quieter Friday… And a look around the show – and find cosplay shots …

CULT Classic – The CULT Party At Orbital Comics in London Was ‘Iggy Pop Meets The Damned’

By Alasdair Stuart April was a good month to be a Ghost. The comic creator collective took over Orbital Comics for a hugely successful, ultimately extended run of signings, exhibitions and, rather splendidly, a live punk set by Vince Paradise …

The Look Of Free Comic Book Day 2014 In London

The first time we went to Orbital Comics, the line was round the block… So, with the girls and their schoolfriends we first popped by Forbidden Planet… … and then Gosh… Before heading back to Orbital, Five Guys… …and home. …

Things To Do In London In May If You Like Comics – And The British Library

Well, obviously, there’s the British Library. Do we have to mention Comics Unmasked exhibition again, opening today? Maybe just the bit where they’ve recreated webcomics that are no longer available online, such as Dave McKean first hypertext narrative, or listening to …