Remembering Leo Baxandale

MinnieMinxAs everyone in the British comics world will be all too aware, Leo Baxendale – creator of the Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, Grimly Feendish, Sweeney Toddler and many other favourites – passed away last month.

I decided to pay tribute to him at WWAC wth a post about his mischievous schoolgirls: Minnie, Toots and Bad Penny. Particularly Minnie, the revered matriarch of the clan. Read the article here.

May 2017 Belladonna Issue Now Available! Plus: Introducing MIDNIGHT WIDOWS!

C_uEriJUIAEPZuQThis month’s issue of Belladonna is a special bumper-sized edition to mark our anniversary at the Horror Honeys. Inside you will find interviews, reviews and lifestyle columns focused on the nooks and crannies of the horror genre. My own article contributions are a review of Stephen Murphy and Mike Hawthorne’s grsphic novel Umbra and an overview of the delicious rivalry between kids’ cartoons and religious fundamentalists.

But the big news from my corner is that, this month, Belladonna begins serialising Midnight Widows: a comic I created in collaboration with artists Rosie Wigg and Marcela Hauptvogelova.

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So, pick up Belladonna at Magcloud, Magzter or our official website (with anniversary discount) and meet the Widows!

Fascist Ghosts Part Three

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The final part of my article on how British horror fiction has portrayed the far right is now available to read at WWAC. Topics this time include a TV drama by Dennis Potter, a comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, a short story by Kim Newman, an anthology by Nuzo Onoh, guest appearances from Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Sting, and musings over whether or not horror is an inherently reactionary genre (my conclusion tending towards the negative).