18 June. Alan Mooreappeals on YouTube for fans to fund a Kickstarter film entitled His Heavy Heart, part of the Jimmy's End cycle of short films already available (on the Kickstarter page or on YouTube).
18 June. Bryan Talbot has won the Francisco Solano Lopez Award for Best Writer/Artist at the 3rd Etna Comics Festival in Italy.
We begin the new year with a return to the pages of World of Wonder and a splash of colour. World of Wonder was a British educational magazine that ran in the early 1970s. I have — thanks to a very kindly soul donating them — a fairly reasonable run of issues. They're a bit battered but many of the illustrations still shine out and in them I've found beautiful examples of work by Ron Embleton, Gerry Embleton, Don Lawrence, C. L. Doughty, Wilf Hardy, Angus McBride and many others. I don't have a complete set, nor do I intend scanning every illustration... that way lies madness. But as I skim through the issues, I'm scanning a handful of illustrations that I think are particularly nice.
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OUT NOW! Lion King of Picture Story Papers Click here to order "It's a great read in itself and has sent me back to the Lion comic to re-read some of my childhood favourites. The pictures are reproduced crystal clearly and even this old man can read the original art ... It's a gorgeous book and if we are snow-bound as the media has been saying for weeks, I have plenty to keep me amused this chilly January weekend!" - Norman Boyd.
Sexton Blake Annual 1941 Click here to order "If you've been meaning to give Sexton Blake's adventures a try, this would be a great place to start. I've seen the actual annuals go on Ebay for three or four hundred bucks, so this is definitely a bargain too." - Singular Points.
Peter Jackson's London Is Stranger Than Fiction Click here to order ""The original books have been highly collectable for many years now, but finally they’ve been republished in a single volume from Bear Alley Books ... for the ridiculously reasonable price of £14.99. Do yourself a favour. " Christopher Fowler.