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Paper Girls: Newspapers, Walkmans, and time travel

The 80’s are in. Nostalgia has made cassette tapes, mullets, and neon hair ties positively fashionable. Brian K. Vaughan has lucked out with the timing of Paper Girls; with Netflix’s Stranger Things and the next Black Mirror season also being set in the 1980s, the comics’ setting ...

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LIMBO: An elegy for the mixtape

The premise for this comic miniseries reminds me of some kinds of modern art: throw a bunch of paint at a canvas and see what sticks. In the case of Limbo, the brainchild of Caspar Wijngaard and Dan Watters, has ...

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Trees: You don’t believe in anything

One of my favourite things about science fiction is the ‘what if?’ questions the genre explores. Not just from a writing perspective – though challenging yourself with a ‘what if?’ writing exercise can be great fun – but for the ...

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Supreme: Blue Rose by Warren Ellis

Writing any story – be it in novel, film, or comic form – about time, parallel universes, or anything similar is always difficult. How do write about such a complex idea without getting lost in the science and craziness? How ...

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ODY-C: Here is that cannibal beast!

Greek gods, space opera, psychedelic art and gender inversion – at first glance, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s ODY-C has it all. Unfortunately, the text is so abstract as to be at best confusing, at worst incomprehensible. Matt Fraction has ...

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