Ugly Mug 6 – a review (part 2)

Herewith we resume our biased, insider-view appraisal of the contents of Ugly Mug #6. I’m pleased to note that I seem to be on the right track, since (thanks to the immediacy of social media) Harley tells me I’ve “really nailed the spirit of what [Ugly Mug] was aiming for”. John Bagnall found time in…

Ugly Mug 6 – a review (part 1)

This is a totally biased, partisan, non-objective review of the new issue of Ugly Mug comic, published by Harley Richardson…Harley is an old friend of mine, he helped me with the Fast Fiction service in the 1980s, and we’ve collaborated on other projects too. Also he happens to like my comic strip work, so my…

Review of Magic Mirror by The Bedlam Files

The review below is by Adam Groves, a writer who’s a specialist in cinema and lietrature. But he reviews graphic novels too. I’m very pleased with the way he’s engaged with the content of my stories, and the annotations, that were published in the 2010 anthology Magic Mirror. Published on his site The Bedlam Files;…

Weety Weow! The comics of John Miller

Earlier this year I purchased two volumes in the series The Collected John G. Miller, both generous A4 paperback comic books published by Braw Books. I used to publish John Miller‘s work in the pages of Fast Fiction in the 1980s and 1990s, but I realise I didn’t do him any favours by reducing his…

Love is Power: Eze Chimalio’s Monomono-Banza Diaries Vol. 1

I’ve gotten about halfway through reading Monomono-Banza Diaries Vol. 1 (DARK WINDOW PRESS) by Eze Chimalio. I’m still waiting for the story to begin. But this strange 347-book doesn’t follow any of the conventions of comics, graphic novels, story-telling, or even normal prose and literature. Instead, it works to an open-ended, free-ranging and very fluid…