Automatic for the Sheeple

Alex Automatic issue 3. Fraser Campbell, Colin Bell, David B Cooper and James Corcoran. This is the third issue of the super-spy psycho-thriller Alex Automatic from Cabal Comics and among the Kickstarter rewards was a soundtrack (from Allan Swan) that may put you in mind of a freaky 70’s kids TV show with a BBC Radiophonic Workshop theme tune. Think Dr Who but less wholesome. … Continue reading Automatic for the Sheeple

Defrosting History

The Stowaways – The Story of the Boys on the Ice by John Donald – adapted by Ardgowan Primary School with artist Mhairi M Robertson and writer Paul Bristow Magic Torch comics are doing amazing work with Scottish schools using comics to promote literacy.  You may have seen their brilliant history/comics mash-ups including the story of the Stone of Destiny heist in the style of … Continue reading Defrosting History

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, Three for a Girl

Magpie by Kathryn Briggs “We raise our fervent prayer in defiant devotion: Fuck you. May the spirit of Other bless and keep you always” Gods and goddesses contest their wills in an endless cycle of victory and defeat, desire and revulsion, hope and despair. They meddle with the lives of mortals at their whim. But can the glorious clashes of the gods compare with the … Continue reading One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, Three for a Girl