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Lee Battersby
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Half man, Half writer!
Half man, Half writer!

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I suppose any large organisation has its own ridiculous traditions and superstitions, but let’s be honest, religion starts with ridiculousness and superstition, and builds from there. Transubstantiation– the idea that the wine and wafer is transformed,…
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Aliens are funny. I’ve a whole collection of books devoted solely to science fiction, space, and alien cartoons. The truth that we all avoid, as SF fans, is that the entire genre is, essentially, ludicrous. Sometimes it’s nice to stop being so damned…
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It’s the school holidays, and even though we are, by and large, skint this time out, there’s still time for the odd lunch out. Yesterday we hauled out to Port Samson, a seaside enclave roughly 50 kilometres up the coast, for the best fish and chips in the…
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The song follows Charles O’Connor along the beach, as it has followed him for nearly ten years. His horse is nervous, tugging against his lead as if ready to bolt at the slightest provocation. Charles tightens his grip, nudges it ahead. He knows their…
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Flipper sucked, dolphins are bastards, and tuna tastes good. Get over it. “Now, remember, your motivation is to stick the bomb under the ship…”
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Photo via tributes.com   Harlan Ellison died yesterday, at the age of 84. If you’re a fan of SF, or film criticism, or have a passing knowledge of American TV, then you know what that means: we’re down one giant, and about to enter an intense period of…
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One of the down sides of The Job That Spoiled was the effect it had on my reading habits: basically, they went to crap. So, knowing I was going to escape, I set myself a target at the start of the year: 2 books a month, 24 in total. Halfway through the…
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To say I grew up surrounded by groundlings would be unnecessarily harsh to those few friends I did make, and who went on to better things. So let’s say I grew up surrounded by groundlings and a couple of other people. Clearly, as this cartoon shows, I…
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Mr. Mike: The Life and Work of Michael O’Donoghue by Dennis Perrin My rating: 4 of 5 stars An entertaining, but on reflection superficial, examination of an author who was a major influence in the establishment of both National Lampoon and Saturday Night…
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One of the very few cartoons I managed to get to complete, inked status, and one of the few I’m actually proud of. I got this one right. If I’d managed to hone my skills to this level every time, I might have made something of the hobby, instead of the…
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