Graphic Novels

Star Wars the Crimson Empire by Dark Horse Comics - Review

Robert Bradley | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

In spite of its size, the graphic novel can be read at a great pace and holds host to some of the best Star Wars artwork you're likely to see for a novel of its size. The story is classically structured yet effective, and many of the Star Wars fans will recognise places and locations used.

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Dr Dan Smith | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Dan Smith

When I mentioned I was off to Kendal for The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, people asked if it was a comic con kind of thing. I answered that although I do go to those sorts of events, this is more of a literary festival.

Will We See a New 'Golden Age' for Graphic Storytelling?

John Jackson | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Jackson

When I was growing up, one of my favourite books was the Picture Book which the artist Edmund Dulac created to raise money for the French Red Cross during the First World War.

Book Review: Briony Hatch by Ginny & Penelope Skinner

Robert Bradley | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Briony Hatch is one such graphic novel, written and illustrated by two sisters Ginny and Penelope Skinner. One an artist and the other a play write, their story focuses on Briony, a 15 year old girl struggling with the internal turmoil of identity, as she breaks away from childhood during the splitting up of her family.

Adventure Time Vol. 1 & 2 (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Thanks to illustrators Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Adventure Time is vividly realized. I especially liked the "extras" at the end of the books that show the genesis of the artwork across various editions.

The Digital Reinvention of Comics

Dave Morris | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech
Dave Morris

Comics have always been storyboards. In the absence of today's tech, writers and artists had to find ways to nudge the reader's attention to the right word balloon, to make them parse and run the images cinematically in their mind without the intrusion of a storyboard's zoom lines and motion arrows.

Faust's Utopia

Paul Guest | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Guest

Goethe's masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust is one of the central myths of the Western world.

Turning Over New Material

Daniel Sloss | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Daniel Sloss

I make sure I do the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year because that forces me to write a new hour of material every year. This is a bit of advice I read from Louis CK, one of my favourite ever stand-ups.

Comics - Reaching the Parts Other Literature Can't Reach

Hannah Berry | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home
Hannah Berry

Fortunately, little by little, comics are creeping into national consciousness. It's accepted that the comic format can and regularly does have the same depth as a prose novel. Though tensions are still high in places, the graphic novel at least is broadly accepted as an equal citizen in the literary world.

Waking Up to Morning Glories

Peter Allison | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home
Peter Allison

If you were to transplant the TV series Lost from the mysterious island setting to Hogwarts, then you would have an inkling of what Nick Skelton and Joe Eisma's ongoing comic book creation Morning Glories is like.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Illustrated Review

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Comedy

In his own words, freelance artist and illustrator Tokyosexwhale "likes drawing and is a bit of a movie buff" - and luckily for us, he's combined the ...

The Last Man's First Time

Peter Allison | Posted 14.10.2012 | Home
Peter Allison

It has been ten years since Y: The Last Man was released, and we are still feeling the after-effects of this ground-breaking comic series. Released through the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, series creator Brian K. Vaughan took what was already established, and pushed the envelope of what was possible to new levels during the sixty-issue run. The results of Brian's efforts witnessed the bar being raised for all that came after. Rarely have the words "a modern classic" been so appropriate.

Into the DMZ

Peter Allison | Posted 22.05.2012 | Home
Peter Allison

Welcome to America's nightmare: welcome to America's second civil war. Written by Brian Wood, with artwork by Riccardo Burchielli, DMZ is a comic series set in an unspecified near-future during America's second civil war.

Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Peter Allison | Posted 24.04.2012 | Home
Peter Allison

The brain-child of Horns author Joe Hill, and the artist Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke and Key is an ongoing comic book fantasy-horror series produced by IDW Publishing. The premise of Locke and Key is both stunningly simple and wonderfully original.

An Incredible Journey

Eric Khoo | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Eric Khoo

20 years ago, I read Yoshihiro Tatsumi's Goodbye. Never in my wildest dream, would I have imagined that I will end up directing those characters in his work for the big screen!

A New Jimi Hendrix Collaboration Over 40 Years in the Making

Tom Hunter | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Tom Hunter

Over 40 years after Jimi Hendrix's tragic death in 1970, twins and regular Hendrix collaborators Tunde Ra and TaharQa Aleem (AKA the Ghetto Fighters) are promoting a new musical project that promises to bring all new tracks featuring the legendary guitar player to light after decades locked away in a vault.

Michael Rundle

Q&A: Watchmen's Dave Gibbons On Comics, Tablets And His 'Super Secret' New Project

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK

Dave Gibbons is a British illustrator and writer best known for his work on Watchmen, which as one of the most influential and best-selling graphic no...