Oct 302014
 
FILM REVIEW: 'Nightcrawler' (15)

Nightcrawler is one of those films where you know from a very early point in the plot that terrible things are going to happen.  The trajectories which characters embark upon, either by their own volition or at the behest of another, seem destined to terminate in chaos and ruin, and you can barely bring yourself [...]

Oct 262014
 
BOOK REVIEW: 'Strange Bodies' by Marcel Theroux

I usually can’t stand literary fiction.  That’s a gross generalisation, I know, but stories of middle class people struggling with “worthy” social problems and unexpected family histories set my teeth on edge, and that (or some variation of it) is what the majority of literary fiction seems to concern.  As such, Strange Bodies took me [...]

Sep 272014
 
COMIC REVIEW: 'Seconds' by Bryan Lee O'Malley

After four years in the wilderness, Canadian comics hero Bryan Lee O’Malley has returned with fantastical graphic novel Seconds, a more-than-worthy successor to the cult phenomenon that was his Scott Pilgrim series. While Pilgrim was lauded for its inventiveness in bringing the pace and aesthetic of video games to the comic book format, Seconds takes its [...]

Sep 162014
 
GEEKZINE Q&A: Curtis Jobling, author of 'Haunt: Dead Scared'

Curtis Jobling is a man of many talents, some of them more obvious than others. Aside from his impressive sideburns, he is a multi-talented artist. Starting out as an animator, he rose to prominence due to his character designs for Bob The Builder. He began to branch out into other animation (Curious Cow for Nickleodeon) [...]

Sep 092014
 
Haruki Murakami at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Haruki Murakami appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Saturday 23rd August in a special event to discuss his classic novel, The WInd-Up Bird Chronicle. On Sunday 24th August he appeared in another event, dedicated to his career, and his new book, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Intrepid Geekzine UK reporter, and [...]

Sep 042014
 
Stimulating Creative Disobedience: Paul Gravett and John Dunning at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

It’s impossible not to feel passionate about comic books after spending an hour in the presence of Paul Gravett and John Dunning.  Their infectious devotion to the artform shone through during their appearance on the penultimate day of the 2014 Edinburgh Book Festival, where they spoke at length about the British Library exhibition they co-curated [...]