Copy, right?

17/01/2017
It is understandable that images on the Internet are borrowed for fun and pleasure, review or sharing. My screensaver is a drawing by a French artist.* This website to a large extent relies on other peoples images but they are attributed where possible and there is no financial advantage. My own drawings have turned up on various social sites and that’s fine, flattering even. There is a difference however when using the images created by others for commercial purposes . .

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Psi-Judge Anderson. Engram

08/01/2017
Another in the Judge Dredd Mega Collection.
Mid-period Anderson stories. All but one in black and white.
Writer; Alan Grant.
Artists; Mick Austin, Carlos Ezquerra, Ian Gibson, Arthur Ranson and David Roach.
Cover art; David Roach

Contains my first Anderson story, Triad, which I still find a curiosity for its use of a technique of taking many copies of a drawing, slicing them into slightly dissimilar strips and pasting them to make an extended version of the original image.

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russkiye komiksy

02/12/2016
Russian comics
My research into Russian comics has been nothing if not superficial . .

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Elvis is an anagram of lives

28/11/2016
Elvis is Alive. The Complete Conspiracy by Xavient Haze
Publishers; Adventure Unlimited Press
On its back cover it says this - The book includes the complete comic strip "Elvis Presley:His Story in Pictures" written by Angus Allan and illustrated by Arthur Ranson. First published in Look-in magazine, this marks the first time the strip has been republished in its entirety since 1982 and the first time it has ever been available outside the United Kingdom"

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Fall out

16/11/2016
There has been some falling out amongst comic artists and writers over the result of the American Presidential election.
Comic book creator Humberto Ramos (Champions/Marvel) has chosen, current commitments aside, not to attend comicons in US states that voted to elect Trump. The suggestion is that this is not pique but concern for his safety - which would make sense during a period of increased hate crime.

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Jewish Comic Con

01/11/2016
Jewish Comic Con November 13th.
Congregation Kol Israel
603 St Johns Place
Brooklyn NY, 11213
This is a Comic Con I would like to visit.

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RIP Steve Dillon

23/10/2016
Steve Dillon. Comic book artist.
(March 22nd 1962 – October 22nd 2016)
Best known for his work with writer Garth Ennis on Hellblazer, Preacher and The Punisher.

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Habibi

10/10/2016
Habibi by Craig Thomas, 657 pages, . .

Habibi is the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bought together by the need to survive in a cruel and savage world. Love grows between them and remains constant despite separation and the abuse and horrors each experience.

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Sirius - page 85

02/10/2016

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Polish comics - Polskie komiksy

20/09/2016
The market for comics in Poland has grown rapidly over the past few years with an increasing number of Polish comic books and magazines.
It seems that The People's Republic of Poland discouraged the term komiks as a 'demoralising Western influence' and they were actually illegal and forbidden from 1947 to 1957. Instead the terms historyjki obrazkowe (graphic stories)' or 'c kolorowe zeszyty ( color books) were preferred. In modern Poland those terms have largely been forgotten and the formerly discouraged English loanword is now the common term.

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Sirius - page 84

15/09/2016

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Judge Anderson. The PSI Files - Volume 05

27/08/2016
You lucky people - more PSi Judge Cassandra Anderson.
When my copy arrived I read it from cover to cover with a short break for tea and biscuits.

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NICE

21/08/2016
NICE Comic Con. 3rd- 4th September Bedford Corn Exchange
NICE was set up by Jeff Chahal, from Close Encounters.
In an interview Jeff said "The convention in Bedford is quite unique. Many places have 'comicons' these days, but there are all about getting C-list actors of comic-related movies and TV shows.

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Psi Judge Anderson - Half-Life

16/08/2016
Released August 17th and now available in all good book shops. And possibly some not so good ones.
Includes the stories Half-Life, WMD, Lock-in, City of the Dead.

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Sirius - page 83

15/09/2016

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Sirius - page 82

07/08/2016

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Muslim Girls

30/07/2016
The website MuslimGirl.net is run by young Muslim women wishing to speak rather than be spoken for or about.
The excuse for mentioning it here is that they have done a thing on Muslim women as comic-book heroes.

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The Story of British Comics So Far: Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz!

22/07/2016
Exhibition at The Lightbox Gallery, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4AA
August 6th - December 31st

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Sirius - page 81

13/07/2016

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Nations of the European Union

11/06/2016
Ooer, political.
A reasoned argument for remaining in the E.U. will be here when I find time to write it.Meantime there is this . .

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Psi-Judge Anderson - Childhoods End

21/05/2016
Judge Dredd. The Mega Collection
Psi-Judge Anderson - Childhoods End

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Button Man francaise

24/05/2016
L'édition française 'L'Executeur - Le Jeu Mortel' est maintenant disponible. Il est sensible traduit ( je vraiment comme L' Evecuteur ) et magnifiquement réalisé avec une couverture rigide .

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Sirius - page 80

19/05/2016

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The Great British Graphic Novel

11/05/2016
The Great British Graphic Novel. British cartoon & comic art from the 18th century to the present day.
The Cartoon Museum 35 Little Russel Street, london,

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Outside In

24/04/2016
Outside In is an organisation that "provides a platform for artists who see themselves as facing barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. The goal of the project is to create a fairer art world which rejects traditional values and institutional judgements about whose work can and should be displayed."

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