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Flake

By Matthew Dooley Publisher: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 9781787330580 This is cartoonist Matthew Dooley’s first graphic novel and he’s off to a flying start. A quintessentially British tale of the ice cream man, Howard is slightly down-trodden but seemingly content with his lot. The patch once belonged to his dad, although we soon learn that his […]

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The Book Of Forks

By Rob Davis Publisher: Self Made Hero ISBN: 9781910593738 This is the third, and final, part of a series that started with The Motherless Oven, and continued in The Can Opener’s Daughter. If you’ve not read them, then here’s not the place to start, but perhaps I can at least persuade you why you should […]

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Collecting Sticks

By Joe Decie Publisher: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 9781910702734 Glamping. That’s glamorous camping. It seems to take in everything from luxuriuos Bedouin tents to converted barns. For those not enamoured with camping it just might be enough to tempt you, as was the case with Joe Decie’s family, although a shack in the woods with a […]

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The Can Opener’s Daughter

By Rob Davis Publisher: Self Made Hero ISBN: 9781910593172 Rob Davis returns to the world he created in The Motherless Oven for another off-kilter tale, this time focusing on the story of Vera Pike. It clearly says as much on the blurb on the back, but I just dived straight in, thinking this was a […]

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Tim Ginger

By Julian Hanshaw Publisher: Top Shelf Productions ISBN: 9781603093507 Tim Ginger is a curiously captivating book by British cartoonist Julian Hanshaw. Tim, the hero of the tale, is a retired government test pilot who has retired to a mobile home in New Mexico and lives a quiet life after writing a book about his experiences, […]

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Ordinary

By Williams & D’Israeli Publisher: Titan Comics ISBN: 9781782760092 Michael Fisher is an ordinary bloke, altogether rather unremarkable and, if truth be told, a bit of a loser. There’s nothing special about Michael. Then one morning, for no apparent reason, the population of the world suddenly start to display superpowers in a dizzying array of […]

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