An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.
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Saturday 15 October 2011
Belgium's comic-book hero is about to hit the big screen in a Steven Spielberg-directed film, but for fans of the boy reporter the story begins here...
Tuesday 11 October 2011
Bloody students, honestly! No sooner did I write that we had approximately 200 entries each in the Cartoonist Idol and iWriter competitions, than another 260+ students came in with entries to hit the deadline. That’s over 500 more columns to read (gulp).
Monday 26 September 2011
Forget sharp-tongued gossip columnists – when it comes to taking on the great and the not-so-good, the newspaper cartoonist is king, says Gillian Orr
Tuesday 13 September 2011
So many of you write to i every day seeking work experience here that it is depressing to report we are booked up with three a week at the Independent/i ’til September 2012-ish.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Out of America: Battered by computer games, the internet and the slump, US comic books are seeking a new generation of readers
Friday 26 August 2011
Syria's most renowned political cartoonist, who recently drew a sketch comparing President Bashar al-Assad to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, had both his hands broken in an attack yesterday by masked gunmen who dragged the 60-year-old out of his car.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Monday 15 August 2011
Sheffield is currently celebrating home grown graffiti artist Kid Acne with his debut solo show at the Millennium Gallery in the heart of the city.
Sunday 14 August 2011
Luc Besson returns with a comic-book caper about an adventuress – Indiana Jones in a bonnet – who chases around Belle Epoque Paris after a pterodactyl and an Egyptian mummy.
Saturday 13 August 2011
The boyfriend of a former Walt Disney intern faces insider dealing charges after the US Securities and Exchange Commission accused him of using price-sensitive information to profit from Disney's takeover of the comic book company Marvel in 2009.
Friday 05 August 2011
All good books about superheroes, and the comics and films in which they appear, end up to some extent being memoirs. For people who stay interested long enough to think deeply and write, superheroes are tokens of memory and aspiration; we remember where we were when we first picked up a Spider-Man comic and why it spoke to our needs. Comics provide us with useful metaphors, ways of thinking, points of view.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Moore is no ordinary gentleman
Monday 01 August 2011
Emma Stone didn't know about 'Spider-Man' before signing up to star in it.
Monday 01 August 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Though he had worked as a stand-up comedian, as a dealer in antiquarian prints and paintings, and as a writer and publisher, Simon Bond was best known as a cartoonist and illustrator, notably creating the international bestseller, 101 Uses of a Dead Cat.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests