Adrift

All the Places In-Between by John Cei Douglas Nothing that exists is static or unchanging. Not the mountains, not the oceans, not time itself. Our mental health is ever changing – a bit like the seasons. All the Places In-Between sees a young woman travel through an ever-changing landscape. At times it is a vista of collapsing ruins, at others there are places of solace … Continue reading Adrift

In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Alone in Space – A Collection by Tillie Walden Alone in Space collects several of Tillie Walden’s stories together in one volume. The End of Summer, I Love This Part and A City Inside along with some rare early work. Tillie Walden restores to comics some elements that have got a little lost. The surreal, the innocence of youth. The moments after you awake from … Continue reading In the Land of Wonderful Dreams

Victorian Values

Merrick the Sensational Elephant Man Writer – Tom Ward, Artist – Luke Parker, Letterer – Micah Myers, Editor – Clare Lenton Victorian London has long been a place that has stimulated the imagination of writers. From the world of fiction we have Sherlock Holmes, Fagin and the Artful Dodger and even Dracula himself strode the foggy streets. The world of non-fiction might be even richer. … Continue reading Victorian Values

Hangovers and Hope

Blat! Issue 1 by Mat Greaves Blat is the new comic being imminently kickstarted by creator Mat Greaves. I enjoyed Reefers and Riffs, his Murun Buchstansangur meets Charlie Parker comic which I reviewed here. Not only that he did what surely must be the definitive take on middle-aged Shamrock for me. The influence of the American underground can be felt in the book which consists … Continue reading Hangovers and Hope

Biscuits and Big Barda…More Tales from Beanoland

‘That Comic Smell’ Comic Mike Sedakat, Fernando Pons, David Robertson, Tom Stewart, John Tucker I’ve often enjoyed a lazy Sunday afternoon listening to comics podcasts whilst pottering about and, well, reading comics. Among them is ‘That Comic Smell’. The hosts are all based around the original home of comics – Dundee. Beanoland itself. I spent some formative years in this fine city myself and I … Continue reading Biscuits and Big Barda…More Tales from Beanoland