Category Archives: Art

The Mountains of Madness (Blue Fox Comics edition)

I’m often told I’m a little weird.  Once upon a long time ago, I might have found that offensive but not any more.  When Craig asked the Doctor in the Doctor Who episode The Lodger if anyone ever told him … Continue reading

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Plunge

The year is coming to an end so I wanted to take a moment to detour into the realm of graphic novels one more time.  Who knows, maybe I’ll give someone an idea for a last minute Christmas gift! Since … Continue reading

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Detroit: Become Human (Marcus)

Last week I began an in-depth look at a fantastic game by Quantic Dream called Detroit Become Human.  If you want to know more about why this is a three-part series, pop back in time and read about it here.  … Continue reading

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Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

Eldritch castles and elder signs, squatting squid-headed statues and hooded cultists, fishmen and shoggoths, the dreaded Necronomicon and talking cats… what do they all have in com…. wait a second… talking cats?  In my quest to play a few more Lovecraft … Continue reading

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Old Gods Rising

I’ve been following HBO’s superb Lovecraft Country which has had the unsurprising side effect of putting me in the mood for Cthulhu-based games. Having just come off Magrunner: Dark Pulse, I guess that wasn’t enough and maybe I can keep … Continue reading

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Magrunner: Dark Pulse

As I mentioned last week, Remnant really put me off.  That Totem Father remains unbeaten and after going back again and having the right mouse button not work one time more than I was ready to see happen, I’ve uninstalled … Continue reading

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Weird Detective: The Stars are Wrong

Taking another week off video games I wanted to share news of a special treat I found.  I did not grow up as a comic-book kid.  I had a few, I recall distinctly.  There was a Godzilla issue with a … Continue reading

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Tacoma

As I’ve said before, I’m a big fan of the video game platform Steam.  It’s my go-to for all games.  But Epic Games has been doing some really impressive things since Covid kicked in and one of those things is … Continue reading

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Cthulhu and UFOs at the Nativity

UFOlogists over the years have pored over the finer details of Renaissance art, looking for evidence to support their cause, and recently I have been having fun taking a scalpel to their findings.  The example I am going to look … Continue reading

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Spaceships at the Crucifixion

Once again I am indebted to a good friend for bringing another interesting painting to my attention, one that has fascinated UFO enthusiasts who went looking for historical evidence.  So here we have a 1350 fresco from the Visoki Decani … Continue reading

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The UFO Baptism

My article about UFOs in Rome provoked an interesting discussion among my friends, and I am indebted to one of them for sending me this image: It was sent as an example of the possibility of UFOs in art, and … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story

On Christmas Day 1965 there was more than one fourth-wall breaking Doctor Who story for children to enjoy.  If they were lucky enough to have a copy of TV Comic Issue 732 (dated week ending 25th December 1965) they could … Continue reading

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Porco Rosso

For the second week in a row, we are looking at a Studio Ghibli film that is generally underrated.  At least, it is probably underrated internationally, although it was the most successful film of 1992 in Japan.  I think the … Continue reading

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Only Yesterday

For the majority of their output, Studio Ghibli has had two main writer/directors: Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.  So far every film I have written about here has been a Miyazaki film, and I skipped Takahata’s first effort as it … Continue reading

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Kiki’s Delivery Service

Growing up is a tricky business.  For 14-year-old Kiki it is going to be even more difficult than usual because she is a witch, and wants to follow an important tradition: spending a year away from home perfecting her abilities, … Continue reading

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My Neighbour Totoro

Studio Ghibli’s first release was Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and then came a double bill: Grave of the Fireflies and My Neighbour Totoro, shown together in cinemas in Japan.  It must be the strangest pairing of movies ever.  I’m … Continue reading

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Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Last week we looked at Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, not strictly speaking a Studio Ghibli film, but made by a lot of the same people before the founding of the studio.  In 1985 the studio was founded … Continue reading

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City of Death

The appreciation of art can easily be extended to film and television.  It is not a giant leap to interpret Doctor Who as art, and more than once a story has actually taken a work of art as the starting … Continue reading

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New Artwork

New, original artwork has been added today to accompany the following articles: The Daleks’ Master Plan The Ark The Savages The Smugglers More coming soon…

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New Artwork

New, original artwork has been added today to accompany the following articles: The Crusade The Chase The Time Meddler Mission to the Unknown More coming soon…

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