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BOOK REVIEW – Lenore: Cooties by Roman Dirge (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Lenore, The Cute Little Dead Girl is a comic series created by Roman Dirge, inspired by the poem ‘Lenore’ by Edgar Alan Poe. Lenore is – quite literally – a cute little dead girl who lives in a place called Nevermore with her collection of extremely odd friends. Lenore: Cooties collects issues 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Lenore’s original comic, now digitally remastered and recoloured by Roman Dirge.

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FILM REVIEW – Tamara Drewe

By John Fanning (Guest Writer)

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Tamara Drewe, based on Posy Simmonds’ Guardian comic strip and graphic novel of the same name, is the latest in what looks to be an interminable line of films making the jump from glossy page to screen. It’s not your usual adaptation though: this one may as well have been called “A Romp in the Country”. With a plot loosely derived from Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd, Stephen Frears’ (High Fidelity, The Queen) latest offering is a bourgeois bonkfest.

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GAME REVIEW – Mr Smoozles Goes Nutso (Juniper Games, 2006)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Mr Smoozles Goes Nutso is the brainchild of Steve Ince, an award-winning writer and designer with over 17 years experience in the gaming industry, including helping to write and design the much loved Broken Sword series of adventure games during his time at Revolution Software.

Mr Smoozles Goes Nutso is also Mr Ince’s valiant first attempt at branching out and designing a small indie game created largely by himself. Based on his own online comic strip (Mr Smoozles), the game has a charm and identity that feels delightfully retro. It will also feel very familiar to fans of his design work and the previous games he has worked on. I was certainly very interested to see what this world-class designer would be offering players with his indie gaming debut.

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