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IT’S A MIRACLE, BUT WE MADE IT!

February 11th sees the 2000AD convention and a celebration of the comic’s 40th birthday. It’s also the official launch for my text novel Serial Killer, with a signing at Gosh! bookshop the day before. Serial Killer is the first book in the Read Em and Weep series, a...

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Accident Man – The Movie

I'm very pleased to announce that Accident Man, co-created with Tony Skinner, is now in production as a feature film. Scott Adkins, the martial artist and action star (you may have seen him in Marvel's Doctor Strange, as Lucian), will play the eponymous Mike Fallon,...

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FORGOTTEN MASTERPIECE ‘IT HAPPENED HERE’

It Happened Here is one of my all-time favourite films, and I was delighted to join the the Music For Films podcast to talk about it. As Tim Concannon from Music for Films says, it's 'eerily prescient, given Farrage is now mobilising to march his army of malcontents...

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MARSHAL LAW: WEAR THE T-SHIRT, PLAY WITH THE TOY

A double score for Law fans: Plastichead have released three different Law T-shirts, and Unbox are working on a Marshal Law figure. Unbox, who made the limited edition Nemesis figure a couple of years ago, have confirmed they will debut the Marshal Law figure at the...

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THE DEVIL’S PEN

You may have read the advance review we received from Scottish publishers Angus, Angus & Angus, of my and Kevin's text novel (OUR FIRST REVIEW FOR READ EM AND WEEP 1: Serial Killer!) and their subsequent response to our publishing it (ANGUS ANGUS & ANGUS...

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THARGSHEAD REVISITED 2?

Congratulations to us all on Prog 2000, due out tomorrow! All these celebrations remind me of earlier – and less happy – anniversaries, such as my Thargshead Revisited, where I scripted and showcased the artists' complaints. One of them, involving plagiarism, it would...

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READ EM AND WEEP BOOK LAUNCH AT 2000AD’S 40TH

Really looking forward to 2000AD's 40th Anniversary Festival next February at the Hammersmith Novotel in London. Hard to believe it's been 40 years since it all kicked off! As well as enjoying the celebrations for the Galaxy's greatest comic, I'll be joined by Kevin...

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ANGUS, ANGUS & ANGUS DEMAND AN APOLOGY

We were dismayed to receive a further email from Angus, Angus & Angus requesting an apology and a donation to charity for publishing their comments on our forthcoming book, READ EM AND WEEP: SERIAL KILLER. We're not sure how to respond, so while we discuss our...

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OUR FIRST REVIEW FOR READ EM AND WEEP: Serial Killer!

Kevin and I sent Scottish publishers, Angus, Angus & Angus, an advance copy of our book for review because they once employed our main character, Dave Maudling, and we’ve just received their response today. However, it wasn't quite what we were hoping for. To be...

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