Tag Archives: scotland

Scottish Superhero’s Controversy As Referendum Nears

Clare Ferguson of Diamondsteel Comics Limited¬†writes, Last year saw the release of the independent Scottish superhero graphic novel, Saltire: Invasion, creating a real buzz around the comic industry and selling out in Scottish retailers. Now the big, blue, ginger protagonist …

Outlandish Outlander Theory – Is It Not Being Broadcast In The UK Because Of The Scottish Referendum?

Outlander – the new time travel Scottish historical TV series – was all over San Diego Comic Con and has made a big splash in the US on its launch. It has also launched to acclaim in Australia and Canada. …

The First Image From This Year’s Biggest Selling Graphic Novel

This is the first image from what will be 2014′s biggest selling graphic novel in the world. Asterix And The Picts by Jean-Yves Ferri and Didier Conrad, will be set in Scotland and overseen by Albert Uderzo, who designed the …

Chris Ware And Joe Sacco, Stripped In Edinburgh

Bleeding Cool’s Senior Scottish Correspondent Gary Gray writes from Edinburgh; For the last few years the Edinburgh Book Festival has been dipping its toe in comics. Normally the Book Festival focuses on purely the written medium with a few comics …

When Alex Salmond Geeks Out With Mark Millar In Public

At the last General Election, Mark Millar switched political allegiance from the Labour Party to the Scottish Nationalist Party. Normally, the political opinions of a comic book writer wouldn’t make any difference, but Millar’s profile in Scottish media on the …

Mark Millar – Comic Creator, Film Maker, Lord?

I’ve long covered Mark Millar‘s grip on media, able to twist and turn them to his own ends, and building his career in the process, much to his chagrin. However it’s rarely a critique, it’s generally in admiration. Initially he …

Scottish Government Looks To Keeps Comics Away From Maxim

Scotland is the home of many of Britain’s most prestigious comics, specifically The Beano and The Dandy, both running for almost eighty years. But a more recent publication is causing problems for some newsagents. And now shopkeepers could be fined …

BBC Scotland Superhero Comic Documentary Papers Over The Cracks

This BBC Scotland film celebrates in a rather overblown overhyped fashion, the influence of Scottish creators on modern superhero comics. Everything is positive, obsequious an unquestioning. And Mark Millar, Grant Morrison and Alan Grant are never seen in the same …