Author Archives: Edward Haynes

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“The Man Without Talent”

By | Feb 10, 2020 | Reviews

Yoshiharu Tsuge was a pioneer. He helped create and popularise a genre of manga that was semi-autobiographical, delving into the slow minutiae and anxieties of the cartoonist’s lives. Bringing out a calm, literary sensibility within the manga industry. This pioneer spirit had failed to reach far beyond the shores of Japan, but now a new […]

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“Internet Crusader”

By | Jan 14, 2020 | Reviews

The internet is an all consuming, hellish fire, one that we can’t seem to look away from. But then the irl world also burns. We live in both these hells, but one is much more entertaining. In George Wylesol’s “Internet Crusader” we live on the screen of a 90’s PC as a 13 year old […]

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“November Vol. 1: The Girl on the Roof”

By | Dec 3, 2019 | Reviews

Through the gaps in a chain-link fence a series of vignettes take place; these are snapshots of people trying to find their own way in circumstances and systems that are constantly limiting their options, they’re stories of corrupt police, of mysterious but lucrative offers, of codes and puzzles that just form a part of a […]

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“Walking Distance”

By | Nov 4, 2019 | Reviews

A woman walks through the streets of London, she is anonymous and specific, it’s a cinematic moment that is also separate from the story. “Walking Distance,” the new personal essay-cum-graphic novel from Lizzy Stewart follows her as she walks through the city, moving between interior thoughts and exterior action, she lets her mind wander with […]

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“Rat Time”

By | Oct 9, 2019 | Reviews

When the Roberts family gets pet rats, a tradition emerges, Rat Time, where for some time in the evening, Keiler Roberts and her daughter, Xia, play with their rats. It’s enough of a daily event for Xia to share at a school show-and-tell. But after their rats die, the meaning of Rat Time changes, it […]

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“Sensible Footwear”

By | Sep 17, 2019 | Reviews

In 2016, Kate Charlesworth, an ageing lesbian cartoonist, is on holiday in Tenerrife with her partner Dianne, her ex Ness, and friend Wren. The three long time friends’ reminiscing launches Charlesworth into a sprawling history of her own life, and the changes British queer life during it. This forms the basis of her memoir-come-social-history, “Sensible […]

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SDCC ’19: IDW To “Return to Vader’s Castle,” While Charles Soule Explores “The Rise of Kylo Ren”

By | Jul 20, 2019 | News

Two miniseries exploring the villains of Star Wars were announced at Lucasfilm Publishing’s San Diego Comic-Con last night. The first, “Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle” comes from IDW Publishing, and serves as a sequel to last year’s “Tales from Vader’s Castle.” Writer Cavan Scott returns along with cover artist Francesco Francavilla for the […]

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SDCC ’19: Awesome Media Announces Graphic Novel Studio and First Titles

By | Jul 16, 2019 | News

UK intellectual property and production company Awesome Media & Entertainment have announced a new graphic novel ‘studio’ within its fiction imprint, Awesome Reads, Deadline reports. The first title will be “Retrograde,” a love story set against an apocalyptic retro-virus that has sent evolution backwards. It was written by Richard Dinnick, who has penned various “Lost […]

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SDCC ’19: Vault Blasts Off With Space Smut “Money Shot”

By | Jul 15, 2019 | News

Indie sci-fi publisher Vault Comics have announced “Money Shot,” a new series written by Tim Seeley (“Grayson,” “Revival,” “Hack/Slash”) and comedian Sarah Beattie, with art by Rebekah Isaacs (“Buffy”), colors by Kurt Michael Russell (“Hack/Slash”) and letters by Crank! (“Rick and Morty”). The book, which will debut on October 23rd, follows a team of scientists […]

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“Blossoms in Autumn”

By | Jul 15, 2019 | Reviews

Bodies fail us before our souls do, explains Mediterranea’s narration in “Blossoms in Autumn.” She is a former model, now in her early 60’s, she runs her family’s cheese shop. Examining herself in the mirror in a double page spread, the art flows between wrinkled and sagging parts of her naked body, she has lost […]

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