When Are You Going To Get A Real Job? by Richy K Chandler

Book Review: When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job?


When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job? Parenting And The Creative Muse Words and art by Richy K Chandler Published by Singing Dragon Being a creative person in the modern world is a difficult thing. I merely blog about the creative things that inspire and entertain me but I also have an interest in the people who make…

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Hyper Japan Goldfish Lanterns

Saturday at Hyper Japan Christmas 2017


I don’t know if there is a confirmed connection between developing an interest in geeky things and in Japanese culture if you’re a young British chap, but it’s certainly what happened with me. I think that my first encounter was with the television show Monkey, shown on BBC2 at 6pm in the early 1980s (yes, I am that old), and…

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Comic Book Review: Void Trip #1


Written by Ryan O’Sullivan Art by Plaid Klaus Letters by Aditya Bidikar Published by Image Comics Void Trip introduces the reader to Ana and Gabe, a space-based stoner duo – Ana is a bit like a female Jay (of Jay and Silent Bob) but without the foul mouth; Gabe is an older, perhaps wiser man who has a conscious when…

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Thor: Ragnarok Poster

Notes On A Film – Thor: Ragnarok


Imagine someone telling you that, after the cinematic debut of Thor: The Dark World, the third Thor film would be an out-and-out comedy, and it would be as funny as hell – you would not believe them because it would sound bonkers. Well, now you have to apologise to this fictional person I’ve just invented for not saying that to…

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Book Review: Obsessed With Marvel


Written by Peter Sanderson and Marc Sumerak Published by Titan Books Full disclaimer: I haven’t read all 2,500 questions in Obsessed With Marvel. I believe in honesty on this blog. However, with that out of the way, I did read the book, as I hope to prove with this review. The book is split into nine sections: Fantastic Four, Spider-Man,…

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How Comics Work

Book Review: How Comics Work


By Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher Comic books are sufficiently large and popular that there are many books about making comic books. Therefore, to stand out from this crowd, a new book needs something different and this one has that: Dave Gibbons has worked successfully in comic books for over 40 years, is the first UK Comics Laureate, and, oh…

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Dave's Comics Interior

Comic Book Shop: Dave’s Comics


I have confessed previously of my belief that Gosh! is the greatest comic book shop in the world. However, on a recent visit to Brighton, I finally visited a comic book shop that is a close second. And not just because it has my name in the title. Dave’s Comics is a shop so good it needs two separate shops,…

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Comic Book Box With Comics

Contemplating My Comic Book Collection


I’ve been contemplating my comic book collection, and the reason for collecting and having a collection and what it means to have approximately 9,000 comic books and trade paperbacks in a small house when the future is here and cloud-based comic books are the thing (the recent massive Marvel sale of Kindle editions of collections is surely an indicator of…

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