Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Thoughts on... Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (spoilers)

This should be a good year for Asterix lovers, with the publication of a new album (by Ferri and Conrad) on October 24th, and the release (outside France) of a new animated film with an original story... if you're lucky enough to be able to see it.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Rebellious Youth

Hello again!

May usually proves to be a hectic month for me and this past one was no exception. I got out of step with my webcomics, but they're now back on a regular schedule: Multum in Parvo and The Box. I haven't completed work on any other projects, unfortunately, although ideas have been coming thick and fast. It's been one of those periods where ideas just seem to keep generating themselves, faster than I can write them down, and whenever that happens, it's always surprising and wonderful. I should certainly be all right for cartoon material for a while now.

In the meantime, I've also been reading quite a few comics and have some thoughts to share (though not enough for a full review of anything), so let's jump in feet first with:

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Plan of Action (Comics)

Hello,

How have you been?

I have a lot of ideas, some of them funny, and the frequent urge to switch to the newest. The latest idea must surely be the best, and the previous was probably, actually, crap. I don't think this is an uncommon impulse with creativity, but it tends to not get a lot done. The skill, I suspect, is in disciplining oneself to persevere with a project through self-doubt and periods when you lose engagement. Therefore, I have an announcement: I'm going to commit.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Where have you been?

Working for money, working for pleasure, getting upset, playing, eating, sleeping.

And having said that, I think I'm in my most creative period for years; at least since I stopped drawing my barbarian comic Talmac in 2011 (I still love some of those pages, and really enjoyed the square format).


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Review of The Assassin (2015)

Dahong Ni stares into space for several seconds.
I have reviewed the film The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsian-hsien, 2015, not because I particularly enjoyed it, but because I felt able to describe why I didn't. The review's below the break.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

2015 Picture Book Challenge: Roundup


Firstly, sorry for the lateness of this roundup of my Picture Book Challenge 2015. I wanted to squeeze in as many books read and reviewed as possible, but toward the end of December I was in a position where I just needed to catch up with myself. The one benefit of the delay in getting to publish this is that I was able to add three extra titles to my recommendations, but more on that later.