Tag Archives | Humour

Lesser Spotted Animals 2

By Martin Brown Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788450393 Getting any child interested in the natural world can only be a good thing, but there’s far more to the animal kingdom than lions, tigers and bears. In his first book Martin Brown introduced us to a host of lesser known creatures in the hope that […]

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Spirou & Fantasio 15: The Shadow Of The Z

By Franquin, Jidéhem & Greg Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184199 I’ve written a few reviews over the last few years on books created by the brilliant Franquin. This one first saw light in 1962 and continues the tale from volume 13 featuring the despicable Zorglub.  Franquin was a gifted all-rounder, combining a talent for absurdity and […]

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Ken Reid’s Creepy Creations

By Ken Reid Publisher: Rebellion ISBN: 9781781086605 Brilliantly, there’s another Ken Reid collection available, this time featuring his Creepy Creations from Shiver and Shake. The concept was quite simple. Children sent in their suggestions for a monster, possibly in the form of a sketch, and Ken would then let loose his creative talents to draw […]

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Patience Patients Everywhere

By Fran Orford Publisher: Scion Publishing ISBN: 9781911510260 CCGB member Fran Orford’s has a new book out. Fran’s got a nose for a good healthcare-related gag, regularly supplying GP Magazine and Private Eye with his work. This particular collection focuses on the General Practice and all that entails, from demanding patients to the fun and […]

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Marsupilami 3: Black Mars

By Batem & Yann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184182 These books are proving a lot of fun, largely helped by Batem’s art style that gives a healthy nod to Franquin. The Marsupilami of note may be the titular character but the stories are very much set in the world surrounding him rather than focusing on him […]

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Asterix And The Chariot Race

By Ferri & Conrad Publisher: Orion ISBN: 9781510104013 I admit I’ve been hesitant in reading the new Asterix book. A few cartoonist friends got copies after its launch and their response made me cautious. That all said, the magic of Christmas had placed a copy beneath the tree for me so I’ve now read and […]

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