Monthly Archives: June 2010

Manga Jiman Competition 2010

The Embassy of Japan in London is once again launching the major manga-writing competition, MANGA JIMAN 2010, with fantastic prizes and open to anyone fourteen* years of age or over. SelfMadeHero are one of the sponsors. We wholeheartedly recommend it to … Continue reading

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From the desk of Will Bingley

“I can’t think in terms of journalism without thinking in terms of political ends. Unless there’s been a reaction, there’s been no journalism. It’s cause and effect.”  Hunter S Thompson A couple of weeks ago Emma and Doug, dropped me … Continue reading

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Comic belief: celebrities get graphic

In case you missed it, here’s yesterday’s Evening Standard article about graphic novel biographies. Poor Nick Curtis, who wrote the article, gets it in the neck from Tony “#1 New York Times Best-selling Graphic Novelist” Lee in the comments: It’s … Continue reading

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Studio Ghibli turn to gaming

This PlayStation3 version of the Studio Ghibli animated film, Ni no Kuni: The Another World looks incredible. I am slightly surprised that they’ve done it though as the ethos behind Studio Ghibli is anathema to endless hours sat in front … Continue reading

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Being Hunter

Anthony Hope-Smith, the super-talented artist who is working with writer Will Bingley on GONZO – our graphic novel biography of Hunter S Thompson – has been busy storyboarding the Beeb’s Being Human.  Now this little animated storyboard walk through has … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Four

The third graphic novel in our Sherlock Holmes series has arrived at SelfMadeHero HQ! You’ll have to wait a while to get your hands on a copy as it isn’t out for a while, but it will be well worth … Continue reading

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Wimbledon starts this week…

 (c) Brad Neely / …which is as good a reason as any to share a Brad Neely cartoon with you all. I love Brad Neely’s work, there is no getting round it. One of my favourite animated shorts is … Continue reading

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Julia Gfrorer – time well spent

venus in Originally uploaded by thorazos I’ve just lost twenty of your Earth minutes engrossed in the Flickr photostream of the Oregonian illustrator and comicmaker Julia Gfrorer. The 27 year old artist describes herself as follows: “A splendid young woman … Continue reading

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Martin Rowson… speaks!

If you missed Martin Rowson’s incredible performance at the Guardian Hay Festival earlier this month, then fear not! Martin will be bounding around the stage at The St. Paul’s Pavilion at London’s Southbank Centre from 4pm, 3rd July as part … Continue reading

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How it all began…

If you are interested in the genesis of our Manga Shakespeare series, then you can get the full history in a new academic volume from Continuum, called Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives. It features a paper by … Continue reading

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