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Something Bloody Awesome &#8211 Comics And SciFi Come To Edinburgh

Something Bloody Awesome – Comics And SciFi Come To Edinburgh

Hero Conventions has an event they are calling Something Bloody Awesome taking place April 12th and 13th in Potterrow, Edinburgh This is the first full-sized weekend Comic and Science Fiction convention in the area.Confirmed guests so far:From Comics - Leonardo Manco, Norm Breyfogle, Alan Grant, Yishan Li, Jennie Gyllblad, Gary Erskine, Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, Ian Churchill,[...]

Returning To Sandman. Neil Gaiman Stripped Multiple Times

Returning To Sandman. Neil Gaiman, Stripped Multiple Times

But even he was really pushing it to the limit at the Stripped strand of the Edinburgh International Book Festival Not content with multiple press interviews, co-interviewing with Grant Morrison, hosting evening events, taking over the Book Festivals twitter stream, four talks and at least SIXTEEN hours of signing he also helped organise the whole[...]

2000AD Stripped

2000AD, Stripped

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes; There were a number of 2000AD creators who had their own events to celebrate and discuss their own projects outside 2000AD. But how could the organisers not do a, get the band back together type thing, and arrange a joint talk. They managed to grab a hold of […]


Glyn Dillon And Jon McNaught Stripped

Glyn Dillon And Jon McNaught, Stripped

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes;For the next talk at the Stripped stand of the Edinburgh Book Festival it was appropriate that it was wholly different from Rob Davis and Martin Rowson’s discussion of heavyweight literary adaptation Instead we were in the world of deeply personal work, talking to Glyn Dillon and Jon McNaught[...]

Rob Davis And Martin Rowson Stripped

Rob Davis And Martin Rowson, Stripped

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes;Looking at the massive amount of notes I (attempted) to take at the next talk at Stripped, the comics strand of the Edinburgh Book Festival, I realised we were in a totally different territory to the other talks as it was double the rest and was utterly scrawled[...]

Nineteen Tables At Edinburghs Mini Comics Fair Stripped In Pictures

Nineteen Tables At Edinburgh's Mini Comics Fair, Stripped In Pictures

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes;Just one of the fantastic things about the Stripped strand at the Edinburgh International Book Festival has been how it has celebrated comics in all of it shapes and forms And one of those most vibrant and exciting forms is the small press self published comic, with a[...]

Rutu Modan And Leanne Shapton Get Stripped

Rutu Modan And Leanne Shapton Get Stripped

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes;Now this was one talk I was really looking forward to at the Stripped strand at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Rutu Modan and Leanne Shapton And why was this one of the ones I was really looking forward to? Well I don’t know about you I’m fed up people[...]

Paul Cornell And John Higgins Stripped

Paul Cornell And John Higgins, Stripped

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes;For the second last talk at the Edinburgh International Book Festivals Stripped strand’s Sunday programme I’ll be honest I was starting to flag, not through boredom But purely because I think I’d mainlined so much comic’s discussion my synapses were fit to burst with the amount of in depth[...]

Lauren Beukes And Inaki Miranda Stripped

Lauren Beukes And Inaki Miranda, Stripped

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes;For the first talk at the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Sunday programme what better a way to kick the day off with Lauren Beukes and Inaki Miranda, and to make it special this was the first time the two creators had met each other in real life, with Miranda[...]

Stephen Collins And Tom Gauld Stripped

Stephen Collins And Tom Gauld, Stripped

Well that’s exactly the task that Stephen Collins and Tom Gauld had to do at the first talk at the Stripped strand at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Saturday lunchtime.Compared to the previous evenings events it was a much smaller crowd for this event with about forty people in the Peppers tent with the[...]

Hannah Berry And Gareth Brookes Stripped

Hannah Berry And Gareth Brookes, Stripped

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes;For the final talk on the Saturday night at the Edinburgh International Book Festival we had what was probably the funniest most surreal talk of the entire weekend with Gareth Brookes and Hannah Berry being interviewed by David Bishop (he got everywhere all weekend).Earlier in the day Bishop had[...]

Grant Morrison Stripped

Grant Morrison, Stripped

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes;Grant Morrison opened his talk at this years Edinburgh International Book Festival with openly acknowledging his debt to Alan Moore How strange considering how fractured their relationship has been in recent years Morrison revealed that his own route back into comics was by reading Alan Moore’s comics in Warrior[...]

Gigantic Beard Beats Building Stories At 9th Art Awards

Gigantic Beard Beats Building Stories At 9th Art Awards

Gary Gray, our Senior Scottish Correspondent, writes; As part of the Stripped strand at the Edinburgh Book Festival Graphic Scotland held an awards ceremony for the inaugural 9th Art Awards  last night, as some of you may know the 9th Art is a French term that describes comics as being the ninth type of art. Graphic Scotland[...]

VIDEO &#8211 Grant Morrison Talks At Edinburgh Book Festivals Stripped

VIDEO – Grant Morrison Talks At Edinburgh Book Festival's Stripped

Laura Sneddon's full interview with Grant Morrison is on YouTube, as part of Edinburgh Book Festival's Stripped event, and why he's at the show.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJjWcOVBQkw[/youtube]Highlights include the word that Morrison listened to heavy metal music when writing Batman, he describes Annihilator with Frazer Irving as his "next Big Personal Thing" which will be followed by "something[...]

Chris Ware And Joe Sacco Stripped In Edinburgh

Chris Ware And Joe Sacco, Stripped In Edinburgh

Bleeding Cool's Senior Scottish Correspondent Gary Gray writes from Edinburgh;For the last few years the Edinburgh Book Festival has been dipping its toe in comics Normally the Book Festival focuses on purely the written medium with a few comics related events thrown in, mainly focusing on creators who cross borders of the medium such as[...]

Chris Ware Neil Gaiman Grant Morrison Joe Sacco Posy Simmonds Kieron Gillen Jamie McKelvie Paul Cornell And More At Edinburghs Stripped Event

Chris Ware, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Joe Sacco, Posy Simmonds, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Paul Cornell And More At Edinburgh's "Stripped" Event

Chris Ware, Joe Sacco, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Paul Cornell and Posy Simmonds are taking are part in Stripped as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival.Other names include Denise Mina, Paul Gravett, Melinda Gebbie, Warren Pleece, Roger Gibson, Chris Riddell, Jon Naught,  Stephen Collins, Robin and Lorenzo Etherington, Robbie Morrison, Jim[...]

There Are No Characters In A Fairy Tale &#8211 Neil Gaiman Talks With Audrey Niffenegger

"There Are No Characters In A Fairy Tale" – Neil Gaiman Talks With Audrey Niffenegger

From the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Neil Gaiman talks to Audrey Niffeneggar For quite some time Plug in, settle down, listen Lots of interesting stuff here, including the process of writing The Doctor's Wife.From the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Neil Gaiman talks to Audrey Niffeneggar For quite some time Plug in, settle[...]