This Book Could Be Your Life

Love and Rockets – Punk, Pettibon and the Birth of the Cool I recently commissioned James Corcoran to draw me his version of Maggie and Hopey from Love and Rockets. A very tall order I know as Jaime Hernandez is one of the greatest comics artists of all time. I loved his wrestling themed drawing and the extra sketch of Penny Century was absolutely amazing. … Continue reading This Book Could Be Your Life

Look and Learn

The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott  by Zoe Thorogood There are a lot of comics out there, but not always the variety you might expect. I don’t blame creators for picking out the genres that they enjoy or indeed what they know is more likely to sell – autobiography, superheroes, horror. Many of these are great comics, occasionally fantastic comics,  but it can make it … Continue reading Look and Learn

Into the Coronaverse

Quarantine – created by Jordan Thomas Near the beginning of lockdown a friend of mine had just started the process of divorcing her husband, when their entire household had to quarantine for two weeks. In a rom-com world they would have some crazy adventure, rediscover the spark and get back together. In this world they managed to blank each other for the fortnight whilst facebook … Continue reading Into the Coronaverse

Woman Web

Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal There has been a lot of debate about the future of comics. The ‘direct market’ of independent comics shops has been hit hard by covid. The comics selling element of those shops seems to be in decline. The weakness of the pound has made imported Marvel and DC books outlandishly expensive. Readers have switched to waiting for the trade paperback … Continue reading Woman Web

Architecture and Morality

Victory Point by Owen D. Pomery Victory Point is the kind of place that people dream of living in. Designed to be the perfect meeting of form and function, with cool, sleek modernist buildings. The needs of the population both materially and culturally are taken into account. The perfect dwelling place and a dream place to grow up. But life isn’t a dream, no matter … Continue reading Architecture and Morality