Graphic novel review: Peanuts by Schulz – Scotland Bound, Charlie Brown by Jason Cooper & Robert Pope

Going anywhere with Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy and the gang is to feel like you are with friends. That might seem cloyingly sentimental but the truth is that if you have grown up with Charles M. Schulz’s delightful creations, all drawn from the expansively imaginative and heartfelt panels of his justly Continue Reading

Road to Eurovision 2022: Week 1 – Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark (semi-final 1, part 1)

What is the Eurovision Song Contest?Started way back in 1956 as a way of drawing a fractured Europe back together with the healing power of music, the Eurovision Song Contest, or Concours Eurovision de la Chanson – the contest is telecast in both English and French – is open to Continue Reading

Graphic novel review: Specter Inspectors by Bowen McCurdy and Kaitlyn Musto

Here’s to stories that wonderfully defy expectations! While the media release for Specter Inspectors clearly quotes co-creator Bowen McCurdy describing this delightfully scary but heartwarming five-part tale of the supernatural as one featuring “queer characters on adventures, ghosts, romance, and only a handful of demons”, this reviewer somehow ordered it Continue Reading

Three tantalising TV trailers: Fear the Walking Dead (7B), Parallels + Derry Girls (s3)

My viewing habits are nothing if not eclectic! For proof, I give you this post, exhibit A which features zombies, supernatural teens and wisecracking coming-of-age Northern Irish friends – each series completely and utterly different and inherently, wonderfully watchable. As I type this, I am holed up in my partner Continue Reading

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