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The Complete Peanuts

By Schulz Publisher: Fantagraphics/Canongate ISBN: Various volumes I’ve written a couple of reviews, here and here, about some of the earlier collections in this series, and now some six years later I’ve managed to make my way through to the 26th and final volume, so here’s a little run down of the package as a […]

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Gomer Goof 1: Mind The Goof!

By Franquin, Delporte & Jidehem Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183581 Well, it’s been a long time coming, but one of Europe’s most famous characters has made it into English. On the continent he’s Gaston Lagaffe, but in the 1990s he had a brief American reprint as Gomer Goof, and this is what Cinebook have stuck with […]

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Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Scientists

By Adam & Lisa Murphy Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781910989807 The British comic The Phoenix has given us many contemporary gems, but one of the shiniest has to be Corpse Talk, where cartoonist Adam Murphy draws himself interviewing famous and influential figures from the past in the form of animated cadavers. Mixing humour, history […]

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All Things Highly Whimsical

By Noel Ford Publisher: Noel Ford ISBN: 9780244317256 Not content with putting out a book on a dog-themed cartoon strip only recently, Noel Ford has gathered together some of his gag cartoons from the past few years for our reading pleasure. Divided up into such topics as “You Can’t Keep A Good Cliché Down” and […]

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Bunny vs Monkey: Book 4

By Jamie Smart Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781910989791 Invariably Jamie Smart has just two pages to pack a punch with his latest Bunny vs Monkey tale in each week’s issue of the brilliant Phoenix comic, so that means cranking up the pace and getting straight into the gags. The genius of the strip is […]

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Mooncop

Mooncop

By Tom Gauld Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly ISBN: 9781770462540 For me, the best comedy is the understated stuff. The gags that don’t shout in your face, or are designed just to elicit a wry slime rather than a belly laugh, using subtlety and a respectful nod to the reader. Tom Gauld’s Mooncop is built on […]

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