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6 March. Neil Gaiman's American Gods is no longer being considered by HBO but the option has been picked up by Freemantle Media. Anansi Boys is also in the works as a mini-series for the BBC, produced by RED Productions.
4 March. Cubicle 7 are selling PDF downloads of their Starblazer Adventures cheaply as they will not be renewing their license to publish using the FATE gaming system.
28 February. Penguin Books are taking legal action against Miram Elia's We Go To The Gallery, saying that the parody of old style Ladybird Books infringes their copyright (video).
28 February. Although Bear Alley is skewed towards older British comics, there are plenty of newer comics that are worth picking up. Joe Gordon, over at the Forbidden Planet blog takes a look at the astonishing range of upcoming titles.
22 January. The British Library's upcoming comics exhibition, Comics Unmasked, will run from 2 May until 19 August. The Guardian has an excellent feature with quotes from Paul Gravett, one of the organisers, and Dave Gibbons amongst others.
22 January. Simon Fraser appears on Natalie Kim's It's a Draw YouTube video series.
Lion King of Picture Story Papers Click here to order "It's a great read in itself and has sent me back to the Lion comic to re-read some of my childhood favourites. The pictures are reproduced crystal clearly and even this old man can read the original art ... It's a gorgeous book and if we are snow-bound as the media has been saying for weeks, I have plenty to keep me amused this chilly January weekend!" - Norman Boyd.
Sexton Blake Annual 1941 Click here to order "If you've been meaning to give Sexton Blake's adventures a try, this would be a great place to start. I've seen the actual annuals go on Ebay for three or four hundred bucks, so this is definitely a bargain too." - Singular Points.
Peter Jackson's London Is Stranger Than Fiction Click here to order ""The original books have been highly collectable for many years now, but finally they’ve been republished in a single volume from Bear Alley Books ... for the ridiculously reasonable price of £14.99. Do yourself a favour. " Christopher Fowler.