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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Cinebook Best-Sellers October, 2011


Interesting to note Cinebook-The 9th Arts best sellers for October:

1 . Lucky Luke 31: Lucky Luke Versus The Pinkertons
2. Lucky Luke 29: The Grand Duke
3. Lucky Luke 30: The Daltons Escape
4. Long John Silver 3: The Emerald Maze
5. Valerian 2: The Empire Of A Thousand Planets

Lucky Luke should not come as a big surprise since that series has been selling very well since Cinebook started publishing it.  And it is the first time English readers are guaranteed the series will run longer than any previous imprint.

Long John Silver..well, that is just superb.  And Valerian -I am so happy this classic has taken off in the UK.  So, where are those doubters shouting “European comics will NOT sell in the UK!” now?

Reviews of all Cinebook titles can be found in our Cinebook category link to the right.
;-)

Spliffy The Stoner Chick


Spliffy The Stoner Chick!
Gabbys comics
John A. Short (W)  & Gabrielle Noble (A)
24pp
A4
full colour
ADULT (18) Only

www.gabbyscomics.blogspot.com




One of the strips I liked most in Ganjaman and later the much lamented Wasted (the Taxman never gets cheated!) was Spliffy -written by John A. Short (who has been around almost as long as me…well, I don’t think anyone is that old) and Gabrielle Noble.

John has been around a good time now and his writing is great –Spliffy invariably ends up losing her clothes –making her the 21st Century version of the old Daily Mirror character Jane.

Gabrielle’s art and colouring works really well and there are added treats in this comic –strips such as Malice In Wonderland: great art and a cracking punchline at the end. And then we have Dope Squad…very, very naughty…but nice.

For a full colour first issue this is a great start and I hope this will become a regular title –at £2.99 that is cheap.

Ten out of ten from me.
To order (but check out the blog first for posters, t-shirts and more news!
Spliffy Comic 1
Spliffy Comic 1

Spliffy Comic 1 UK @£2.99

Spliffy Comic 1 Europe @£4.50

Spliffy Comic 1 Rest of the World @£5.50

Classic Comic Brand New Catalogue Available



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NOVEMBER 2011 Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Blogger Icon FROM THE CLASSIC COMIC STORE NEWS TEAM
Classics Illustrated number 35, A Tale of Two Cities in store!
Dear Collector,
We have released the latest issue in the Classics Illustrated series. A Tale of Two Cities has been published in the series and is now available to buy at Classic Comic Store here. Dickens’ tale of the French Revolution and the Terror that followed it can now be read as a thrilling Classics Illustrated comic with a stunning cover and interior artwork! Also available is the latest in the Classics Illustrated Junior line – The Wizard of Oz
Classics Illustrated A Tale of Two Cities
Buy A Tale of Two Cities here Classics Illustrated Junior The Wizard of Oz
Buy The Wizard of Oz here
Ultra-rare Classics Illustrated issues in stock now!
In an unprecedented turn of events, we have currently got two of the rarest issues in the Classics Illustrated series available! Both The Argonauts and the British Painted Cover version of Mr. Midshipman Easy can be found in the CI Vintage section, or by searching by title in our search bar…

Brand New – Classics Illustrated Wall Posters!
Classic Comic Store has now released the first 20 in a line of wall posters of famous Classics Illustrated covers. We have removed the large logo and the titles in order to appropriately display these timeless works of art! Size 11.5″ x 16.5″.
Classics Illustrated Poster The War of the Worlds Classics Illustrated Poster The Time Machine Classics Illustrated Poster Ben-Hur Classics Illustrated Poster Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Classics Illustrated Poster The Last of the Mohicans
Now Available – The Brand New Classic Comic Store Full Stock Catalogue
Classic Comic Store Catalogue
Click here to download the new catalogue
Or email us or call +44 (0)1635 30890 to request a hard copy to be sent to you!

Purchasing is easy directly from Classic Comic Store, or by phone or post (contact details below – cheques in British Pounds to be made out to Classic Comic Store Ltd.). There are over 2,500 comics available to buy online including many from series including Dell and WDL Movie Classics, Thriller Picture Library, Cowboy Picture Library, Super Detective Library, World Illustrated and so on. We very much hope you find something of interest. You can also e-mail us and we will answer any queries you have.

Best wishes, Classic Comic Store Ltd.
2Q Faraday Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2AD
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1635 30890
Email: enquiries@classiccomicstore.com

CARDIFF EXPO UPDATED!


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To buy tickets CLICK HERE
TICKET UPDATE : 35% NOW SOLD!
Mercure hotel
HOLLAND HOUSE MERCURE CARDIFF
25-26TH FEB 2012
The Mercure Hotel is offering a
COMIC EXPO SPECIAL RATE
£90 bed and breakfast per night
Please book direct
Tel 029 204 35000 ( option 1 )
email  h6622-sb1@accor.com

Expo contact comicexpo@hotmail.co.uk
COMIC EXPO WILL AGAIN BE ALL TICKET
 NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY
  ….So the only way to ensure YOU are
 at the
Comic & Animation Event for Wales
is to buy tickets in advance!

Sponsored by



Cloth Cat  Animation

Bait
Our Guest of Honour is the legendary
MIKE PLOOG

Mike Ploog stands out for his macabre horror stories he did for such titles as
Werewolf by NightFrankenstein, Ghostrider, Conan, Planet of the Apes
and Creepy during the 1970s
In his graphic novel ‘The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus’, Ploog showed the lighter and more
nostalgic side of his talent.
He has also worked on several other Marvel series. However, Mike Ploog spent most of his career
as a designer and storyboard artist in Hollywood


More special guests already confirmed inc.

Additional Special Guest
Harvey Award Winner
JOHN HIGGINS
Watchmen and Razorjack
COMIC EXPO presents
a RAZORJACK ATTACK WEEKEND
as we Spotlight John Higgins’ signature creation
LIVE ART!
John will create live each day a piece of artwork that one lucky fan gets to take home!
( For details call at John’s stand in the main hall )
EXpo EXclusive Limited Edition Print
produced for CICAE! This will be A3 Full Colour on 300gsm card availble at only   £10 each
We will be be revealing here the print from pencils to finished artwork
These can be pre-ordered NOW by emailing comicexpo@hotmail.co.uk
A Special CREATING A MONSTER BITCH A Panel with John and Michael Carroll
 on the creation of Razorjack from comic to graphic and full novel to future plans.
Fancy a bite? check out the RAZORJACK SNACK ATTACK daytime menu from the hotel bar!
Dare YOU enter the realm of RAZORJACK @ Comic Expo?
Visit John’s website

We are delighted to announce
MICK McMAHON
for a very special appearance
who will be signing and
sketching with COMX



JOHN M.BURNS

as we celebrate
the 35th ann of Judge Dredd & 2000AD


Plus … ARTISTS ALLEY


Sponsored by DIAMOND COMICS

PATRICK GODDARD
JOHN WATSON
GARY ERSKINE
BEN OLIVIER

DECLAN SHALVEY
MICHAEL CARROLL
ROB WILLIAMS
MIKE COLLINS
DAVE KENDALL
DAVID A. ROACH
NEIL ROBERTS
DYLAN TEAGUE

SIMON WILLIAMS
SIMON WYATT
LEE BRADLEY

CHRIS LYNCH
JASON CARDY
PETER ROGERS
KAT NICHOLSON

RIANNE ROWLANDS
JON HAWARD
SALLY HURST
MATT SAVAGE
( Concept Artist Xmen 1st Class / Prometheus)
ANASTASIA CATRIS

GRAHAM BLEATHMAN
will be signing / sketching
artist onWallace & Gromit Cracking Contraptions Manuals 1 & 2

… With MANY MORE TBA!
All guests appear subject to work / family committments
Some guests charge for autographs / sketching
 

EXpo EXpands with COMIC GURU
Owing to high demand we are now running the
Convention over 3 FLOORS!
The 1st Floor Carnarfon Suite will now host our 2nd Exhibitors room where
JOHN M. BURNS, GARY ERSKINE
& GRAHAM BLEATHMAN ( Wallace & Gromit )
will be our Artists in Residence!
Black Hearted Press
Spotlight with
JIM ALEXANDER
( Birds of Prey / Star Trek )
With 2 EXpo EXclusives!
Gabriel 2 & GoodCopBadCop 1
Which can be purchased with Gabriel 1 and Scout One 1 all signed for £10
& check out MORE titles from BHP!
‘School of the Damned’, ‘Laptop Guy’ & ‘Black Hearted Love’
A number of creators who will not be at their own tables but will also be signing and sketching over the weekend
( a full schedule will be published soon )
signers include
DECLAN SHALVEY, ROB WILLIAMS & BEN OLIVIER
We have more Dealers selling comics, graphics and toys!
Plus a special
SMALL PRESS SHOWCASE
with Concept artist SIMON BREEZE,
JOHN A. SHORT & JASON WILSON
& REAPERWORKS
As part of our XRATED EXPO weekend
our very own
Little Shoppe of Horrors
Special Guest
ROBIN FURTH
With ADAM MILLARD, WAYNE SIMMONDS,
JEAN – PAUL KAMATH
Phew ” it’s almost a Convention on it’s own!



Once again the spotlight will be DOCTOR WHO!
the Tardis will be materialising
in the main hall along with the Daleks in support of
Help for Heroes
Doctor Who Adventures Magazine

are supporting
Cardiff Expo once again! details TBA!
We welcome former-TV script editor / Who novelist
GARY RUSSELL

CICAE Welcomes the 6th Doctor
COLIN BAKER
as part of our DOCTOR WHO SPOTLIGHT  WEEKEND! 
All guests appear subject to work / family committments
Some guests charge for autographs / sketching
EXPO LAUNCH PAD  … takes off with New title launches!
The 2011 sell out 10THology graphic novel returns with Vol 2 launching at the show
 
Classical Comics

to launch SWEENEY TODD
and there will be a LIMITED EDITION A3 Print on sale in support of
DRAW THE WORLD TOGETHER

By DECLAN SHALVEY

Dalen Books
DRUIDS Vol 2 The Altars of Destiny to launch @Expo!


EXpo EXclusive launch
The release of Scott Stanford’s
‘Abaddon Rising – The darker side of Oz’
As Dorothy tries to find a way back to the fairytale land,
a wicked atrocity slithers in the depths, growing, waiting to tear Oz apart!

  INTO THE WOODS
A Fairy Tale Anthology is edited by Stacey Whittle and showcases
some of the best small press and indie talent on the scene. 
Contibutors include: Lee Robson, Simon Wyatt, Valia Kapadai,
Rich McAuliffe,Alice Duke, Matt Gibbs, Daniel Clifford,
David Wynne and many more
 
NEW title to debut from CORVUS PRESS
 
…& not just Comics!
 
CAPE KILLER T-SHIRTS to launch at Cardiff Expo

NEW FROM MARKOSIA!
A collection of dark, twisted horror stories designed to get into your head and under your skin. Nobody is safe. Nothing is off limits.
No one can be trusted.
This tome of twisted and sometimes horrific tales explains why not all damaged goods can be returned!
Damaged Goods is primal horror that permeates your very soul and will be sure to stay with you long after you put the book down!

Simon Wyatt will be signing copies of UNBELIVABLE  as part of our EXPO HORROR SHOWCASE!


RATED . . E PO
We will be spotlighting a House of Horrors at Expo
with not only a Razorjack Attack a trip back to the Darker side of Oz
with Sweeney Todd and peddling Damaged Goods while reading
The Unbelievable London Horror Comic

The writer and publisher of the critically acclaimed comic
John-Paul Kamath
will be selling signed copies of the full-colour horror-comedy anthology which has drawn
praise from inside and outside the comics industry!
We welcome Wayne Simmonds
http://www.waynesimmons.org/
for an EXpo EXclusive! 
we will be launching
FEVER
(the sequel to FLU ) in association with SNOW BOOKS
 
Plus an EXpo EXclusive!
Adam Millard, author of Dead West and Dead Cells, will be launching the third book in the series, Dead Frost.
The apocalypse was just the beginning…
plus dead-icated programme items over the weekend
Join us at Expo, it’ll be a Scream!

With MORE launches TBC!
  
Its ANIMATED CARDIFF as we will be adding a NEW
Animation Showcase with screenings and

dedicated programme of events!
Already Confirmed :
SKILLSET MEDIA

DINAMO STUDIOS – makers of RASTAMOUSE!  
Plus EXPO Focus on Animation Education!  

EXpo EXclusive!
ST FAGANS will be previewing their 2012 HISTORY OF ANIMATION EXHIBITION!

SUN and MOON studios



TURNIP STARFISH
 will be hosting a Drop In Animation Workshop suitable for all ages!
More details to follow….

SWANSEA UNI – GLAMORGAN UNI

Plus A NEW ANIME SPOTLIGHT joining our
MANGA programme
with the OTAKUZOKU STORE


 
& Manga artists DESTINY BLUE & NANIIEBIM
COSPLAY competiton
MVM Entertainment will be attending on Saturday
to provide a sneek peek at their Anime DVD ranges!
 
Plus they will be providing prize support for the
Cosplay Competition!
Full interactive Programme & Panels
Already comfirmed
JUDGING DREDD @ 35! 
We take a look at Dredd and Co as 2000AD celebrates it’s 35th ann.
Join us a a special guest list of creator droids talk of Rebellion!
Be there         … it’s the Law!
Storyboarding with Mike Ploog, Matt Savage
& Mike Collins
Breaking into Animation : hosted by Skillset

DINAMO STUDIOS

Small Press – Round Table
… with MUCH more TBC!


EXpo EXhibitors

FORBIDDEN PLANET INTERNATIONAL

Incognito Comics

REED COMICS
OTAKUZOKU STORE

MARKOSIA

with
CHRIS LYNCH
PETER ROGERS
SIMON WYATT
DALEN BOOKS

GENKI GEAR

THE COMIC MAN
KRACKERS GAME STORE

TIME BOMB COMICS
DUMPY LITTLE ROBOT
BLACK BAT COMICS
ETHERINGTON BROS
BEARDED SKULL COMICS
FALLEN ANGEL MEDIA
NANIIEBIM
FUTUREQUAKE PUBLISHING
WILL KIRKBY
DOCTOR GEOF
MOVING PICTURES
CORVUS PRESS
CLASSICAL COMICS

DARKER SIDE OF OZ
MURKY DEPTHS
FUTURES MARKET
DEADSTAR PUBLISHING
PSICOLLECTABLES
STACEY WHITTLE
SCIENCE FICTION COLLECTABLES
POD-CASTAWAY EXPO!
SMALL PRESS BIG MOUTH
SIDEKICKCAST
COMIC EXPO is delighted to introduce
KAT MOSKVINA & BRYONY MULVILLE
FISH4COMICS
FUTUREQUAKE


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