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Author Archive: UncleGeoff

Geoff Willmetts has been editor at SFCrowsnest for some 15 plus years now, showing a versatility and knowledge in not only Science Fiction, but also the sciences and arts, all of which has been displayed here through editorials, reviews, articles and stories. With the latter, he has been running a short story series under the title of ‘Psi-Kicks’
If you want to contribute to SFCrowsnest, read the guidelines and show him what you can do. If it isn’t usable, he spends as much time telling you what the problems is as he would with material he accepts. This is largely how he got called an Uncle, as in Dutch Uncle. He’s not actually Dutch but hails from the west country in the UK.

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The Complete Johnny Future by Alf Wallace and Luis Bermejo (graphic novel review).

May 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Complete Johnny Future by Alf Wallace and Luis Bermejo (graphic novel review).

From the runs of various British comics prior to ‘2000AD’, there are several long running stories I would love to see reprinted in volumes: ‘Agent 21’ from ‘TV21’, the ‘Countdown’ strip from the same named ‘Countdown/TV Action’ comic, some of the nearly forgotten SF stories from ‘Lion’ and ‘Smash’ comics. Hell, I’d love to see […]

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Cinematography For Directors, 2nd Ed. by Jacqueline B. Frost (book review).

May 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cinematography For Directors, 2nd Ed. by Jacqueline B. Frost (book review).

The release of a second edition of Jacqueline B. Frost’s book, ‘Cinematography For Directors’ is, as she explains, to covers changes and development in digital filming. Rather interestingly, the cinematographer isn’t necessarily the cameraman but there does appear grey areas between the three roles. Frost also notes that things can be more effective when all […]

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Doom Patrol: The Silver Age Volume 2 by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani (graphic novel review).

May 29, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Doom Patrol: The Silver Age Volume 2 by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani (graphic novel review).

The second volume of ‘Doom Patrol: The Silver Age’ has just come out, going to show that some books are still being released and even getting to the UK. This time we have Doom Patrol # 96-107 plus their appearances in Challengers Of The Unknown # 48 and The Brave And The Bold # 65 […]

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Alter Ego #65 February 2007 (magazine review).

May 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #65 February 2007 (magazine review).

With a cover featuring the work of comicbook artist Nick Cardy, it’s hardly surprising the main interview is with him. This issue of ‘Alter Ego’ predates ‘The Art Of Nick Cardy’ book they published and is part of the source of material for that book in its original form. From there, another perspective look from […]

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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season One Declassified by Troy Benjamin (book review).

May 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: Season One Declassified by Troy Benjamin (book review).

A key problem is Marvel doesn’t issue review books, no doubt seeing themselves so big that they’re fanbase will get wind of anything they put in print. No doubt this applies to the comicbooks although I’m less sure about their TV books and only discovered the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Seasons’ books accidentally last year. ‘SHIELD’ […]

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The Art Of Painted Comics by Christopher Lawrence (book review).

May 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Painted Comics by Christopher Lawrence (book review).

I did think when I started Christopher Lawrence’s book, ‘The Art Of Painted Comics’, that perhaps it was misnamed. Perhaps ‘The Art Of Painted Covers’ might have been a better title as much of the first part of the book addresses their start in pulp novels. Then again, the likes of The Shadow and The […]

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The Art Of Brian Bolland (book review).

May 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Brian Bolland (book review).

I came across this book, ‘The Art Of Brian Bolland’ and ‘Bolland Strips’, via The Book Palace’s ‘Illustrators Special’ late last year and bought both and, considering their age, still in mint condition. Presumably, those who want them, got them and the rest didn’t know about them. From the looks of things, I’m reading them […]

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Illustrators Special #7: Pirates (magazine review).

May 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Special #7: Pirates (magazine review).

Interestingly, rather than focusing on artists who painted or illustrated pirate stories, David Ashford does a history trip through the entire genre as first developed in the UK. Much of the mythology is based on the artistic endeavours of Howard Pyle that brought pirates to life. Seeing how the many other illustrators and painters do […]

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Batman: Harley Quinn (graphic novel review).

May 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Batman: Harley Quinn (graphic novel review).

I’d seen the Alex Ross cover of Harley Quinn and the Joker before but not where it was used until I came across this graphic novel, ‘Batman: Harley Quinn’, featuring 7 stories across her career. It’s also a good way to get a sampling of her stories and to see how she has developed across […]

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Editorial – May 2020 : Sanity is not helped by boredom.

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Editorial – May 2020  :   Sanity is not helped by boredom.

Hello everyone I’m beginning to wonder if I should greet you by saying, ‘Hello survivors’. A scary note that the world is dividing into those who haven’t caught coronavirus and waiting on the off-chance that they might get it, those who had coronavirus and survived and then…you see the problem. Three choices to choose from, […]

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