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November 30 2013


"Hello, I have a particular liking for hummus, do you? You could send me some."

Over at Time Warriors, Owen Quinn talks to Andy Luke - about bringing Doctor Who to Belfast, and about writing, collaboration and comics. Andy cites Doctor Who episode The Rings of Akhaten as a favourite, which, coincidentally, is the only Who I've seen since Tom Baker. At least, I think that's the episode I saw. I just remember it being an insufferably overblown mess of craft inspired by the kind of affected elements of drama designed for blockbuster movies. Sickening stuff, really. And there's me thinking you were meant to feel better after seeing the doctor.

# Posted by John Robbins
November 22 2013

Long-time BugPowder chum Matt Badham writes ...

Thought Bubble is my favourite comics convention and so I'm very pleased to be hosting a panel there on Sunday 24th November at 10.40am.

The panel is called 'Comics For Everyone' and I think it's going to be great. Here's its description from the Thought Bubble website:

We here at Thought Bubble believe that comics should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their age, and that great kids' comics should be read by everyone! So if you're a young comic fan, or one who never grew up, and want to hear about some great stories to read, please come along and get the low-down from some of the best creators out there!

Well, I don't know about you but that's sounds to me like THE. BEST. PANEL. EVER!

(I might be slightly biased…)

Especially as those aforementioned creators are Neill Cameron, Meredith Gran, Nathan Fox, Roger Langridge and Maris Wicks.

(Seriously, make sure you check out their work even if you don't make the panel. It's fab.)

I hope to see you (yes, you!) on Sunday for what I think is going to be a fascinating panel, at which you'll get tons and tons of recommendations of groovy comics to read. (What could be better than that?) Please come along. It's gonna be a blast (as is the whole convention)!


# Posted by Jez Higgins
November 10 2013


Andy Luke reminisces on family-dog Charlie.

# Posted by John Robbins
November 8 2013


Irish Comic News announces the winners of the ICN Awards 2013.

# Posted by John Robbins