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Out now: The Smell of Starving Boys by Loo Hui Phang and Frederik Peeters

Over the last few years, comics artist Frederik Peeters has proved that he can turn his remarkable talent to any subject whatsoever, from autobiography (Blue Pills), through surrealism (Sandcastle, Pachyderme), to high science fiction (Aama). Now, in a collaboration with … Continue reading

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: An Art Book by Reinhard Kleist

In his graphic biography Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist paints an enthralling portrait of the musician, novelist, poet and actor. It is, according to Nick Cave himself, “a complex, chilling and completely bizarre journey into Cave World”. Now, … Continue reading

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Magritte: This is Not a Biography

Our Art Masters series has already brought the lives of painters including Rembrandt and Van Gogh to graphic novel form. Now, courtesy of writer Vincent Zabus and artist Thomas Campi, it’s the turn of the great Surrealist René Magritte. In … Continue reading

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Thought Bubble 2017: ghost stories, ice skating, Jeremy Corbyn – we’ve got it all covered

Thought Bubble is upon us already – two months early! This weekend, 23rd and 24th September, we’ll be laying out our wares in the Millennium Square Marquee in Leeds Town Centre. You’ll find us at tables 221-223. The festival that has for the last few … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: The Corbyn Comic Book

Writers, artists, comrades: this autumn, SelfMadeHero will publish an anthology of comics about the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. But first, we need some comics – and for this we need you. Here’s your summer challenge: make a comic on the … Continue reading

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SelfMadeHero Heads to the West Coast for The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

On Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, we’ll be on Canada’s west coast for the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. Now organised in partnership with TCAF, which takes place (with these SelfMadeHero-related activities) the weekend before, the festival has a stellar guest … Continue reading

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Aimée de Jongh, Chris W. Kim and Paolo Bacilieri join SelfMadeHero at TCAF

This weekend, we jet off to Canada for one of the highlights of our year: the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. With guests including Jillian Tamaki, Pénélope Bagieu and Dave McKean, this year’s show looks like it’ll be as good as ever. What’s more, … Continue reading

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Irmina by Barbara Yelin Scoops an Eisner Nomination

Nominees have been announced for this year’s Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, and it’s good news for Barbara Yelin. Her extraordinary wartime drama, Irmina, has been included in the “Best U.S. Edition of International Material” category. Set for the most part in the Berlin … Continue reading

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New Release: Outburst by Pieter Coudyzer

Pieter Coudyzer is well known for his animation work, including the short films Tree and My Heart is not Here. Now, he’s turned his considerable talent to comics – and the results are astonishing. Outburst, released this month, is a disturbing, atmospheric and utterly absorbing debut … Continue reading

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Fabrizio Dori on Gauguin: The Other World

Italian artist Fabrizio Dori was reading comics at an early age, but like many readers for whom superheroes never really appealed, he lost interest as a teen. Dori, whose graphic biography Gauguin: The Other World is out now, rediscovered the medium in … Continue reading

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