Monthly Archives: November 2009


Bryan Talbot’s Grandville is a huge stylistic change from Talbot’s other recent work. While his most recent work, 2007’s Alice In Sunderland (which would have to be on a shortlist for best graphic novel of the decade) was a deeply … Continue reading

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PEP! Progress

With a couple of days to go til the deadline for writers, the articles for my new magazine PEP! (Politics, Entertainment and Pthings) have started coming in, so I thought I’d give you a rundown of what I know for … Continue reading

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The Beatles Mono Reviews 6: Help!

An edited version of this essay is now included in my book The Beatles In Mono. Hardback paperback I’ve never been able to understand why Help! is critically regarded as one of the Beatles’ weaker efforts. Yes, it’s a slightly … Continue reading

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Linkblogging For 26/11/09

Apologies for the lack of new contend. I do have a few posts planned for the next few days: HELP! tomorrow, James Bond on Saturday, a review of Bryan Talbot’s new graphic novel Grandville on Sunday, but I’ve been quite … Continue reading

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Linkblogging For 23/11/09

Just a few quick links today… Justin Zyduck has posted a Doctor Who revamp idea in response to mine. Jennie asks Do You Know A Rapist? while Roz Kaveney wants feminists to speak out against the murder of transpeople. I … Continue reading

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Response to the Doctor Who Responses (Pop-Drama 2.5)

I’ve been away a few days, and the responses to the Doctor Who post have brought up some very interesting points, so I thought I’d go through those I’ve not yet responded to as a separate post (there are some … Continue reading

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Transgender Day Of Remembrance

I’ve got a lot on at the moment (got a piece of coursework to complete and also going to Thought Bubble tomorrow) so I don’t have time yet to reply to my backlog of email, or to the increasingly interesting … Continue reading

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