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Alison Brown of the London Cartoon Museum Has Died Aged 39

Alison Brown of the London Cartoon Museum Has Died, Aged 39

Alison Brown, who was the retail and front of house manager at London's Cartoon Museum since 2006 has died, after catching the coronavirus She had been in hospital with a stomach infection last month and had been recuperating in a hospital ward Diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday the 9th of January, on Sunday she was[...]

MCM London Scheduled For October 2021 Birmingham For November 2021

MCM London Scheduled For October 2021, Birmingham For November 2021

But today has announced the return of its two biggest shows, MCM London and MCM Birmingham Here's the letter they sent to vendors; We are excited to announce that MCM Comic Con is back in 2021!As we look forward to building you the best and safest events possible, the forthcoming MCM Comic Con calendar of events[...]

#9 Small Axe: BBC/Amazon Prime &#8211 Bleeding Cool TV Top 10 of 2020

#9 Small Axe: BBC/Amazon Prime – Bleeding Cool TV Top 10 of 2020

So with that in mind, our year-end countdown continues with BBC One and Amazon Prime Video's Small Axe.[caption id="attachment_1313678" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Small Axe from BBC and Amazon Prime (Image: Amazon screencap)[/caption]Created and directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Widows), the award-winning, critically-acclaimed British anthology film Small Axe tells five distinct, powerful, and thought-provoking[...]

No Wonder Woman 1984 For London Back Into Lockdown

No Wonder Woman 1984 For London, Back Into Lockdown

Yesterday, I saw Wonder Woman 1984 at the BFI IMAX screen at London Waterloo At the time, I didn't realise that this experience would be denied all other Londoners when the movie is released tomorrow, and London goes into Tier 3 lockdown until the end of the year.[caption id="attachment_1309778" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: me[/caption]HBOMax is not[...]

The Crown Season 4 Near Perfect Blend of Historical Fact Speculation

The Crown Season 4 Near Perfect Blend of Historical Fact, Speculation

With season 4 of royal historical drama The Crown marking the final season before the final change of actors, they send their stories out with a bang this season in some phenomenal performances. There are spoilers for The Crown up ahead, especially for the new characters this season, Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher […]

Gosh Comics of London Joins Bookshop.Org

Gosh Comics of London Joins Bookshop.Org

Gosh, the finest comics shop in London has joined that bookshop.org site whereby you can shop online knowing your cash is going to independent bookstores rather than, well.. Jeff Bezos So if you can't shop at the actual place, (and I believe there may be reasons why that's an issue right now,...don't know if you've[...]

Oxfam Cant Put Comics On Display Without Them Being Stolen

Oxfam Can't Put Comics On Display Without Them Being Stolen

Here's a photo as spotted by comic book reader Barry Flinstone in the Oxfam charity shop in Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, and shared with Bleeding Cool A sign that says so much..."The Comics Box has been moved due to repeated theft Please ask at the counter for its new location Thanks." So who is repeatedly[...]

How Londons Orbital Comics Is Selling Robert Crumb In Lockdown

How London's Orbital Comics Is Selling Robert Crumb In Lockdown

But Orbital Space, just round the corner from Forbidden Planet in London, has another twist on this I popped by just before lockdown locked down.[caption id="attachment_1291728" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Rich Johnston, outside Orbital Space, sans mask.[/caption]Sorry everyone, mask on first.[caption id="attachment_1291729" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Rich Johnston, outside Orbital Space, with mask.[/caption]Better[...]

Cycling Through London The Day Before Tier 2 Restrictions Come In

Cycling Through London The Day Before Tier 2 Restrictions Come In

ObligatoryComicsMention: You get a brief glimpse of Orbital Comics, Forbidden Planet and Gosh Comics, in central London below as I whizz past But that's by the by People seem to like these videos for some so I will occasionally do them Today I cycled into London to write Bleeding Cool, and I'm not sure if[...]

Piranha Comics Wants To Employ Former Comic Shop Employees In London

Piranha Comics Wants To Employ Former Comic Shop Employees In London

London has had a number of comic book stores over the years, some have been and gone But Piranha Comics, with stores in Kingston Upon Thames, Bromley and soon in Watford is looking to find folk who used to work in those stores and maybe get them back into the game.I had a meeting with[...]

SPACE &#8211 A New Name For Orbital Comics In London

SPACE – A New Name For Orbital Comics In London

Yesterday, I cycled into London for big meetings - taken on the opened up dining areas of Old Compton Street I also popped into Orbital Comics, now opened after shutdown, to find a very different beast indeed Not only has it changed inside, but outside as well.This is SPACE - or Orbital SPACE - the[...]

Free TARDIS in South-West London &#8211 Any Takers

Free TARDIS in South-West London – Any Takers?

Rescued from a East End London junk yard, it felt rather an opportune acquisition  It also made for a great Hallowe'en feature and Christmas lights over the blue box in December were a must My neighbours told me they delight in watching people take double takes walking past, and the attraction of the nearby Richmond[...]

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious Immersive Tie-In Now For February

Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious Immersive Tie-In, Now For February

A lot of people presumed that the Doctor Who: Time Fracture, a new immersive theatrical event planned for this autumn, and tying into the multi-platform Doctor Who event Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious would not be going ahead, due to the current global situation. Turns out it's just being delayed until February. Doctor Who: Time […]

Beat the Devil: Ralph Fiennes to Star in David Hares COVID-19 Play

Beat the Devil: Ralph Fiennes to Star in David Hare's COVID-19 Play

The play, which charts Hare’s experience contracting COVID-19 and his recovery from it, is slated to premiere at the Bridge Theatre in London on August 27th and run till October 31st Nicholas Hytner is the director That’s if the UK government’s guidelines allow for theatres to open for indoor performances with strict socially-distanced audiences[...]

Orbital Comics of London Reopens (Ish) With a Barista and a 50% Sale

Orbital Comics of London Reopens (Ish) With a Barista and a 50% Sale

Bleeding Cool has been reporting on the changes that Orbital Comics of London, one of the three central comic book stores in London, has been going through since the end of last year, dropping Diamond Comic Distributors long before it was fashionable and changing the kind of shop it is They have introduced a pop-up[...]

Piranha Comics Hiring Staff/Opening Store in North-West London

Piranha Comics Hiring Staff/Opening Store in North-West London

Piranha Comics is my local comic book store, in Kingston-Upon Thames, the south-westiest part of London It is a small store, just off the main shopping street, mall and market They have a larger store in Bromley, over in the south-east of London And now, it seems, Piranha Comics is looking to set up a[...]

2000AD Revives Invasion 1984 To Help Londons Cartoon Museum in 2020

2000AD Revives Invasion 1984 To Help London's Cartoon Museum in 2020

Rebellion, publishers of Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000AD, is helping out London's Cartoon Museum and its fundraising activities They are  creating a special T-shirt, profits from which will go towards keeping this museum going through these rough times.The new T-shirt, available exclusively from the 2000 AD and Treasury of British Comics webshops, features the cover[...]

Piranha Comics of London Revitalised in Lockdown Hiring Staff

Piranha Comics of London, Revitalised in Lockdown, Hiring Staff

Piranha Comics is a small chain of comic book stores - two of them - on the outskirts of London, one in Bromley town centre and another in Kingston-Upon-Thames The latter, smaller store, is my local comic book shop, and I popped in to pick up some comic books yesterday and - with mask on[...]

Londons Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch Camden Permanently Close

London's Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch, Camden Permanently Close

But no one knew what was actually happening or going to happen in London So I took a socially distanced trip with my youngest into town We saw a performance of A Comedy About A Bank Robbery in the West End for £11 each in a half-empty theatre and then went to an eerily empty[...]

Soho on Englands Independence Day 4th July

Soho on England's Independence Day, 4th July

NOTCOMICS: Today, July the 4th, is England's Independence Day. The day in which the government in its infinite wisdom has stated that pubs can open again. Bars, restaurants, the lot. Some have, some haven't. So I took a walk-with-cycle down Soho's Old Compton Street and a few surrounding offshoots – a Dean Street here, a […]