Monthly Archives: August 2011

King Lear – production blog (4 of 4)

In this final post I’m looking at how page layout and panel design affects manga narrative. Before drawing up any chunk of script from text adaptor into actual page art, I would first scribble “thumbnails” – small rough sketches that break … Continue reading

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Alice Duke: Dagon sketches

Earlier this year we published The Lovecraft Anthology: volume I, edited by Dan Lockwood. With so many contributors we didn’t get round to giving you a glimpse behind-the-scenes of every story. So, for your viewing pleasure, we’d like to share with … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (3 of 4)

Drawing style I deliberately don’t do shonen or shojo: the teenage market styles that so heavily characterise most of what we see of manga outside of Japan. There’s just so much more to manga – an entire comic-book medium or narrative … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (2 of 4)

I chose the American frontier circa 1759 (the same as in James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel, The Last of the Mohicans) as the setting for my graphic adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Fenimore Cooper’s novel is itself a great action-adventure … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (1 of 4)

Several years ago we asked comic creator Ilya to keep a production journal of the time he spent creating his graphic adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear for us. We’ve decided to re-post each of his four entries. The first blog … Continue reading

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Kiki: The Times Cheltenham Festival

We are delighted to announce that SelfMadeHero will present a spectacular event at this year’s Times Cheltenham Literary Festival. In an event to top their own Valentine’s Day launch in London, Kiki’s creators, Catel and Bocquet, will host a magnificent … Continue reading

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SelfMadeHero at Empire Big Screen

If you’ve bagged tickets for this weekend’s Empire film extravaganza at the 02, then be sure to pop your head into the SelfMadeHero events in Cinema 8, the comics stage. On Friday morning you’ll find Robert Sellers and JAKe previewing their … Continue reading

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The Reinhard Kleist interview

Why did you decide to make a comic about Fidel Castro? First and foremost, it is a biography. My aim was to inform people about what was going on during the revolution, what kind of character Castro is, where he … Continue reading

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The London BD Weekender

From Friday, October 7th to Sunday, October 9th 2011, the Institut Français will hold the first of its BD & Comics Passion weekends! Needless to say, we are excited. ‘The graphic novel’ has become an increasingly important force in popular … Continue reading

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At the Mountains of Glad-ness (sorry!)

We are delighted to announce that I.N.J. Culbard’s graphic adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness has been shortlisted in The British Fantasy Society’s ‘Best Comic/Graphic Novel’ category alongside some prestigious company – Millar, Talbot, Moore, Burrows, Cary … Continue reading

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