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Literary Kitchen Festival: Steven Appleby, ILYA & Oscar Zarate

This Sunday, 22nd June, we’re venturing south of the river for The Literary Kitchen Festival at the Peckham Pelican, 92 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5PY. This week-long literary extravaganza culminates in a Journal and Imprints Fair on Sunday, 11am-4pm, showcasing some of … Continue reading

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SelfMadeHero at ELCAF 2014

It’s that time of year again: we’re slipping on our tight jeans, waxing our moustaches and riding our fixed-wheel bikes to trendy East London for ELCAF. This year we have no less than seven – yes, seven! – amazing creators … Continue reading

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Stoke Newington Literary Festival: Oscar Zarate, ILYA, Steven Appleby & Martin Rowson

This weekend, the Stoke Newington Literary Festival sees a whole load of brilliant events take place in north-east London, with guests including Ray Davies, Lynn Barber and Mark Kermode. What’s more, there’s plenty to amuse graphic novel and cartoon fans as … Continue reading

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LF Bollée to Speak at the ANZ Festival of Literature & Arts

This weekend, King’s College plays host to the Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts. The organisers have compiled a diverse and intriguing list of writers, actors, musicians and opinionators, who’ll be speaking at the Strand Campus in … Continue reading

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SelfMadeHero to Celebrate Spring with a Party at Gosh! Comics

We’re hosting a party at Gosh! Comics on Friday 7th March – and everyone’s invited! Quite aside from the free booze, there’ll be signings from three of our finest creators: Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer), ILYA (Room For Love) and Mark … Continue reading

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SelfMadeHero at Thought Bubble

This weekend, no less than seven – yes, seven! – amazing SelfMadeHero creators will be making their way to Leeds for Thought Bubble. Spread over four tables (103-106, New Dock Hall), the following artists will be signing, sketching and talking their way … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Eight)

In his eighth – and final – blog post about Room For Love, ILYA talks characterisation – and reveals how Frank was almost William. TO BE FRANK, FRANK TO BE Rothmans and boy – models for Frank (L to R: DJ … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Seven)

In the seventh in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA talks about the frantic eight-month production process. That wasn’t The End? It may have read like one, but no, not quite. ROOM FOR LOVE, IN PRODUCTION So, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Six)

In the sixth in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA talks about the book nearly became a film. ALMOST A MOVIE (ER, YES!) So that was the 1990s. I continued to develop the story idea that eventually … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Five)

In the fifth in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA talks about how the book nearly became a comic for DC Vertigo. As an addendum to last time’s ‘Almost a Manga’ blog, here’s an annotated sheet that … Continue reading

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