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Electric Sheep Magazine version 4.0 February 11, 2010

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Electric Sheep Magazine is dead…

Long live Electric Sheep online!

Bloody Ballet montage by Julia Scheele
Bloody Ballet montage by Julia Scheele

Available online now is the fourth incarnation of Electric Sheep Magazine. ESM started out as an online magazine, metamorphosed into an A5 print magazine available in selected Art House Cinemas, regenerated into a full sized magazine with a spine available in selected Art Galleries and book shops and is now online only again. This is not to say it won’t return to print again in the future, but for now we’re concentrating on the online version, bringing across some of the best features of the print magazine to the web. These include illustrations by top small press comic book artists such as Julia Scheele who is the first illustrator of our new ‘themes‘ section which brings the quarterly nature of the print magazine to a monthly section online….

Excerpt from Asian Horror DVD collection review by Dan Lester
Excerpt from Asian Horror DVD collection review by Dan Lester

Our quarterly comic strip reviews are now also monthly online, starting with a new Asian horror film collection review by Dan Lester, who also provided us with our first print comic…

Plus in issue 36 of Electric Sheep Magazine online:

We explore the dark and supernatural side of ballet on film with articles on Suspiria, The Red Shoes and a review of Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary by Alex Fitch.

New cinema releases include Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, reviewed by Mark Stafford and Japanese debut Asyl, which centres on an unusual ‘love hotel’ in Tokyo. We examine how Takeshi Kitano confronts his ‘Beat’ Takeshi persona in the long-awaited Takeshis’ to offer an iconoclastic dissection of fame. We discuss our favourite Hitchcock blondes in anticipation of the Blonde Crazy retrospective at Birds Eye View next month. In the DVD section, we review Fritz Lang’s unsurpassed classic M and Craig Baldwin’s conspiratorial history of Scientology Mock Up on Mu. We look at Kim Longinotto’s Gaea Girls and Shinjuku Boys, two documentaries on women living on the margins of Japanese society and as part of our exploration of online movies, we look at David Lynch’s website.

In Short Cuts, we have a report on the 7th London Short Film Festival, which once more offered many memorable moments, while in our Alter Ego column, transferring from our print incarnation, Welcome to Mars author Ken Hollings tells us why he would be Astro Boy if he was a film character. Finally, quirky pop genius Lightspeed Champion picks his favourite films in the Film Jukebox. Also listen to our latest podcast, in which Alex Fitch talks to Oscar winning actress Susannah York about her career.

www.electricsheepmagazine.com

Please note: this will be the last post published at http://www.electricsheepmagazine.wordpress.com – please visit www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events from now on to receive the same content that previously appeared on this blog…

Recommended events:

Spend Valentine’s Day with We are Words + Pictures

14th February, at Notting Hill Arts Club
Two very special events brought to you by WAW+P.

3-7pm: Drop In + Draw.
Live art and workshops featuring Jamie McKelvie, Adam Cadwell and Tom Humberstone

Illustrators, writers and animators of all ages come together for an afternoon day of comic book art and fun. Featuring group-draw sessions, comic-themed activities and one-on-one tutorials, Drop In + Draw is open to artists of all abilities. You’ll be joined by Jamie McKelvie (X-Men: Divided We Stand, Suburban Glamour), Adam Cadwell (The Everyday) and Eagle Award-Winner Tom Humberstone (How To Date A Girl in 10 Days, My Fellow Americans), who’ll be on hand for sketches, advice and tips. So even if you can’t tell Batman from Manbat, or don’t know which end of a brush pen to hold, come on down and we’ll get you making comics.

Entry – £1 per person to cover materials.

7.30-late: Modern Romance.
A night of pop and music compered by Robin Ince. Featuring House of Starnge, Dogtanion and Judas Zero

A night of sunshine pop and four-color mayhem, Notting Hill Arts Club will be filled with comic art and live illustration while the bands play on. Compered by very special guest Robin Ince (The Office, Mock The Week, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Radio 4 regular), the acts include confetti-wielding electro-pop heroes House of Strange, Dogtanion – whose single ‘Heavy Talk’ was one of Drowned in Sound’s ‘Singles of 2009′ – and intergalactic folk hero Judas Zero.

Once the bands have finished the We Are Words + Pictures DJs will play into the night, bringing the likes of M.I.A., Lady Gaga, The Flaming Lips and Los Campesinos! to the dancefloor.

Entry – £5 per person (£4 concessions)

Please note: these events are adults only. Sorry.
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ

More info at http://wearewordsandpictures.com

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Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2009 December 8, 2009

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Cover of Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2009 featuring Yang Ik-Joon in Breathless

Cover of Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2009 featuring Yang Ik-Joon in Breathless

The latest and possibly final edition of Electric Sheep magazine has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch, Sarah Cronin and Toby Weidmann.

It’s a measly £3.75 in shops / £14 for 4 issues on subscription; ESM is in good bookshops now and available online (with a 30% discount) at wallflowerpress.co.uk

This issue includes (excerpts / not final versions) comic strip reviews of Where the sidewalk ends by Hannah Berry and Whirlpool by Mark Stafford, plus illustrations by Daniel Locke and James Stringer to accompany articles on Edgar Wallace ‘Krimi’ films and Biker movies respectively plus words (review of Stingray Sam) and a picture (to illustrate a review of Day Night Day Night) by “We are words and pictures” a.k.a. Matt Sheret and Julia Scheele.

Excerpt from Where the sidewalk ends review by Hannah Berry

Excerpt from Whirlpool review by Mark Stafford Illustration by Daniel Locke for an article on German Edgar Wallace adaptations

Illustration of Day Night Day Night by Juila ScheeleIllustration by James Stringer for an article about Biker movies


The magazine also includes a conversation between Alex Fitch and Andrew Cartmel (Doctor Who script editor 1987-89) about the enduring appeal of The Prisoner, an article by Andrzej Klimowski about creating posters for Jim Jarmusch films, reviews of upcoming film and DVD releases and much, much more…

Electric Sheep Magazine also has additional content online including our latest podcast which features an interview with Oscar winning director Joseph Strick and reviews of the recent rereleases of Lone Wolf and Cub, Silent Night, Deadly Night and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

For more info click here:

Recommended events:

Lost Treasures of the Black Heart

…a night dedicated to unsung heroes and hidden gems. It’ll be on Tuesday 8th December, upstairs at the Black Heart pub in Camden Town. Doors are at 7pm and it’s £5 on the door.

We Are Words + Pictures will be joining Solipsistic Pop to sell Paper Science and selected comics at this night curated and hosted by Josie Long. It’s going to be a blast!

More info at the We Are Words + Pictures blog

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Donate to The Stroke Association and get free DVDs / CDs in exchange…

BBC audio director Neil Gardner (The Brightonomicon / Doctor Who: Hornet’s Nest) is offering choice items from his CD, DVD and book collection in exchange for donations to The Stroke Association and will match any amount donated x 2!


Get your stocking fillers from Neil and donate to a good cause….

More info here

Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2009 September 8, 2009

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Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2009 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2009 cover

The latest edition of Electric Sheep magazine has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance FM programme makers including Virginie, Alex and Philip Winter (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up)…

It’s a measly £3.75 in shops / £14 for 4 issues on subscription; ESM is in good bookshops now and available online (with a 15% discount) at wallflowerpress.co.uk

This issue’s illustrations (not final versions) include:

ALUCARDA illustration by James Stringer

ALUCARDA illustration by James Stringer

Excerpt from COFFIN JOE box set review by Daniel Locke

Excerpt from COFFIN JOE box set review by Daniel Locke

Ther’s tha devil movin’ in my blood. The latest issue of Electric Sheep looks at religious extremes on film from Christic masochism to satanic cruelty. The extraordinary White Lightnin’ explores the Old Testament world of demented mountain dancer Jesco White while Klaus Kinski disastrously reinterprets the New Testament in Jesus Christ Saviour

Three of the many faces of RASPUTIN by Julia Scheele

Three of the many faces of RASPUTIN by Julia Scheele

Plus: Previews of Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Raindance 09, political animation, louche mariachi rockabilly Dan Sartain picks his top films, subversives Alejandro Jodorowsky and Kenneth Anger dynamite divine myths and Alex Fitch looks at the history of Rasputin on Film.

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 June 4, 2009

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Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 cover

The latest edition of Electric Sheep magazine has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance programme makers including Virginie, Alex and Philip Winter (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up

It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription; ESM is in good bookshops now and available online (with a 15% discount) at www.wallflowerpress.co.uk

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 illustrations by Sean Azzopardi, Douglas Noble and Daniel Locke

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 illustrations by Sean Azzopardi, Douglas Noble and Daniel Locke

This month’s illustrators include: Sean Azzopardi Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978) / The Invasion (2007 – not shown), Douglas NobleHardware (1990), comic strip review – and Daniel LockeWestworld (1973) / I, Robot (2004 – not shown) and articles on the work of ‘Beat’ Takeshi, Joseph Losely and Patricia Highsmith’s (talented) Mr. Ripley plus interviews with Marc Caro, Ole Bornedal and Helen McCarthy…

ESM also continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive interviews like Alex Fitch talking to acclaimed Britsh directors Peter Greenaway and Michael Winterbottom and reviews such as Mark Stafford looking at The Good, the bad and the weird

Illustration news:

LUC @ 176

The one month countdown starts now!

London Underground Comics’ latest event takes place at the 176 Project Space in Chalk Farm, London and features over 40 of the UK and beyond’s finest small press creators selling their wares in one of north London’s most beautiful gallery spaces.
Free tea and coffee, live DJs, animation projected on the 40 foot wall of the gallery and much more.

Exhibitors include: .
Oli Smith, Oliver Lambden, Sean Azzopardi, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Melody Lee, David Baillie, Douglas Noble, Marc Ellerby, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen, Jake Harold, Dan Lester, Francesca Cassavetti, Sally-Anne Hickman, Richy K Chandler, Josceline Fenton, Phil Spence, Paul Rainey, Howard Hardiman and many more…

27th June, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
More info: londonundergroundcomics.com / www.projectspace176.com

also:

An exhibition of Shaun (The Arrival) Tan’s prints, and 4 original pastels, is on at
The Illustration Cupboard at 22 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AL until 22nd June
More info at www.illustrationcupboard.com

Electric Sheep / Wheel Me Out magazines Spring 2009 March 18, 2009

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Electric Sheep Magazine Spring 2009 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter Spring cover

The Fourth Wallflower Press edition of Electric Sheep magazine has just been released and focuses on Tainted Love to celebrate the release of the sweet and bloody pre-teen vampire romance Let the Right One In, with articles on incestuous cinematic siblings, François Ozon’s tales of tortuous relationships, destructive passion in Nic Roeg’s Bad Timing, Julio Medem’s ambiguous lovers and nihilistic tenderness from Kôji Wakamatsu. Also Alex Fitch reviews Timecrimes and looks at the similarities between Wall-E and the Planet of the Apes (!), Tania Glyde discusses her ‘alter-ego’ in The Last Seduction and Virginie Selavy interviews Tomas Alfredson, author of Let the Right one in

In good bookshops now and available online (with a 15% discount) at www.wallflowerpress.co.uk and features illustrations by Oli Smith, Emma Price and Tom Humberstone and a new comic strip by Mark Stafford.
It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription.

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

Let the right one in illustration by Tom Humberstone

Let the right one in illustration by Tom Humberstone

WALL-E and EVE on the Planet of the Apes illustration by Oli Smith

WALL-E and EVE on the Planet of the Apes illustration by Oli Smith

The Red Squirrel illustration by Emma Price

The Red Squirrel illustration by Emma Price

Watchmen article illustration by Mark Stafford

Watchmen article illustration by Mark Stafford

ESM continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive content such as Alex Fitch’s article on the West London Fantastic Film society and Virginie Selavy’s interview with Kim Ji Woon

Also:

Cover of Wheel Me Out magazine #3

Cover of Wheel Me Out magazine #3

The third issue of the new online magazine Wheel Me Out has just been released and features transcripts of Alex Fitch’s interviews with comic book creators Dave Gibbons and Bryan Talbot plus audio drama scribe Mark Wright. WMO also features Ananda Pellerin’s interviews with Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh and DJ Max Tundra

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2008 January 13, 2009

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Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2008 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2008 cover

The third Wallflower Press edition of Electric Sheep magazine (co-presenter(s) of the Hectic Peelers cinema nights with Resonance FM) has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance programme makers including Virginie, Alex and James DC (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up / Strip!), and features illustrations by Strip! guests Tom Humberstone, Dan Lester, Mark Stafford (left to right below), and future Strip! guest Lee O’Connor.

It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription.

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

Illustration by Tom Humberstone of Traci Lords in Cry Baby

Extract from Kamikaze Girls review by Dan LesterDeadly night by Mark Stafford

Lady Snowblood illustration by Lee O' Connor

ES also continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive interviews like Alex Fitch talking to acclaimed Britsh directors Peter Greenaway and Michael Winterbottom and reviews such as Oli Smith looking at The Mindscape of Alan Moore