Brad Brooks

13,981 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1,615 Likes | 217 Following | 243 Followers | @ninthart | Graphic designer, early 50s, obsessed by comics, Apple, typography, Arsenal FC, & the internet. Married with 2 daughters. Lives by the sea. Short.

“Me gusta sorprender al lector y a mí mismo” Entrevista a Albert Monteys.

New! Beano: 80 Years of Fun

An unexpected arrival in WH Smith today was <b>Beano: 80 Years of Fun</b>, a 100 page bookazine celebrating 80 decades of the UK's longest-running …

ELCAF Artist-in-Residence Charlotte Dumortier Brings Something Old and Something New to the Festival

<b>ELCAF FORTNIGHT!</b><p>If you’ve admired the lovely poster and visual identity of this year’s ELCAF (and it’s certainly been hard to avoid it around here …

Selling

Decadence Comics – Decaying Forms and Abstract Comics

<b>ELCAF FORTNIGHT!</b><p>A drawing of a person is not a person. It might be recognisable as a <i>representation</i> of a person, but the complex systems of tissue and …

Graphic Novels

ELCAF Staff Picks Special – Xenos, Tropical Wildchilds, Summer Break, @POTUS, I’m Not Ready and More!

<b>ELCAF FORTNIGHT!</b><p>It’s nearly ELCAF, and you know what that means: a fresh load of indie comics, zines and illustration-based publications! Normally …

East London

“Magma”, in Strapazin no. 130

The Fumetto International Comix Festival, held last April in Luzern, Switzerland, is probably the closest one has to contemporary art fairs, …

Art

“I Want To Make A Haven”: An Interview With Niki Smith | The Comics Journal

<i>There are surprisingly few graphic novels about comics conventions, and the communities and relationships that are formed at shows and around fandom.</i> …

Graphic Novels

Two Girls and a Spaceship-- a review of <b>Dead Dead Demon’s DeDeDeDe Destruction Volume 1</b> by Inio Asano

It’s almost funny how insignificant huge, Earth-changing events change our everyday lives. Somehow, the human race is either so resilient to outside …

Mega Cities

June 2018's GN-of-the-month club meeting for YOUNG FRANCES with Hartley Lin!

YouTube

The Unusual Success Of The 'Wallace The Brave' Comic Strip

<i>Wallace the Brave</i> is a new daily comic strip, which is getting attention, award recognition and increasing readership. It's about a boy who's less depressed than <i>Peanuts</i> character Charlie Brown and kinder than <i>Calvin & Hobbes.</i><p>Transcript<p>MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:<p>The funny pages in the newspaper - …

Charlie Brown

“I Wanted to Tell a New Folk Story; an Alternate Beginning” – Shanti Rai on Her Self-Published Comic ‘KO’ and the Influence of the Mythological on Her Practice

<b>ELCAF FORTNIGHT!</b><p>With an accessible clarity, gorgeous use of colour and clever sense of graphic design Shanti Rai’s comics practice was always …

Graphic Novels

GOOF! Brand new comic out this Saturday!

There's an all-new humour anthology comic coming this Saturday and you don't even need to leave your house to buy it! <b>Goof!</b> is a brand new online …

Are we facing a “mid-level” comics glut?

The announcement of Ahoy Comics – the latest new comics publisher on the block – got a lot of attention for its unconventional formatting and strong …

Graphic Novels

“I Don’t Like Things that Are Fully Resolved; I Like Leaving an Element of Ambiguity” – Andy Barron on the Brutal Alien Psychedelia of the World of OM

<b>ELCAF FORTNIGHT!</b><p>Andy Barron is no stranger to the East London Comics & Arts Festival and regular festival attendees will no doubt be very pleased to …

Graphic Novels

“That’s the Thing I Love about Comics: the Multitude of Possibilities of Approaches and Processes and Results” – Talking with João Sobral about Scottish Micropublisher O Panda Gordo

<b>ELCAF FORTNIGHT!</b><p>João Sobral established O Panda Gordo in 2011 in his native Portugal, before upping sticks and moving over to Glasgow in 2014. It’s …

Graphic Novels

Now you can watch the Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison documentaries for free

<i>Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods</i> and <i>Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts</i> are two documentaries directed by <b>Patrick Meaney</b> that show the worlds of these two …

Grant Morrison

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is Now Free on YouTube

Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that their feature-length documentary Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is now available for …

Filmmaking

AdHouse: Young Frances

I've reviewed all three issues of Ethan Rilly's Pope Hats series that featured the stories that make up the <i>Young Frances</i> collection. so rather than a …

jon 2

home<p>portfolio<p>all work<br>• comics<p>patbird & galesaur<p>shop<p>patreon<br>• gumroad<br>• society6<br>• tictail<p>about<p>contact<p>2018, 19 pages. A second Garfield fancomic considering the …

Patreon

Written in Water – Chloe Elise Dennis Explores Friendship and Separation in a Powerful Piece of Visual Metaphor

<b>ELCAF FORTNIGHT!</b><p>There are many great joys to being associated with a collective like Broken Frontier that exists primarily to champion and promote …

Graphic Novels

“I Do Try and Create a Rhythm to the Pages and a Poetic Feel to the Comics” – Tim Bird on ‘The Great North Wood’ and Exploring Themes of Place, Time and Memory

<b>ELCAF FORTNIGHT!</b><p>With a poetic, haunting line in the psychogeographical, Tim Bird has established himself as one of the most original voices in UK …

Writing

James Hansen

I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of the artist James Hansen (often known as Jimmy Hansen) who died on Tuesday 19th June 2018. Although I never …

Fantom Comics

Jacob Shapiro is the manager and co-owner of Fantom Comics in Washington, D.C. He's got a Shel Silverstein tattoo on his right arm because he's ten …

Graphic Novels

Inside the Vertigo relaunch: How the DC label was reborn

There has been a Vertigo at DC Comics for 25 years. Vertigo, that odd duck of an imprint, once the resting place for the "British Invasion" of comics …

Graphic Novels

How They Defend the Indefensible

The Trump administration is playing a game of choose your own facts, but every single version of this story ends with screaming children in cages.<p>You …

Donald Trump

Esther Pearl Watson on Comics, Fine Arts, Theory and Pink Flying Saucers

<i>This is one of a series of follow-up interviews with each of the four participants in our 2012 Fine Art and Cartoonists Roundtable. We will soon also</i> …

Graphic Novels

“I Want the Reader to Think for Themselves and Draw Their Own Conclusions from My Work” – Cat Sims Talks Comics and Social Commentary

<b>ELCAF FORTNIGHT!</b>In 2017 a number of esteemed UK indie creators suggested I took a closer look at the work of artist Cat Sims for potential inclusion …

Graphic Novels

35 years in comics!

It's been 35 years since I sold my first professional cartoon; <i>"What If Iron Man lived up to his name?"</i> It appeared in Marvel UK's <b>The Daredevils</b> No.7, …

11 Finished Book Series You Can Marathon-Read This Summer

Summer is upon us, which means we book nerds finally have time to read all those great series we have been meaning to get around to. On the list …

Books

Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before<p>If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US …

Immigration