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Pfil and Pamela: Fairies of Eastern Promise? August 13, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
Pfil and Pamela: Fairies of Eastern Promise?

Beach has previously advertised the splendors of the fairies of the east: particularly that  nature elemental Totoro, one of the great film heroes of the last generation. However, this summer while researching fairy comics – there are not as many as he had hoped… – Beach came across another eastern contribution to the modern fairy […]

The Black Dossier and an Invisible Library January 2, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Actualite
The Black Dossier and an Invisible Library

Invisible Libraries, veterans of this site will know, are libraries that have only ever existed in the human imagination. Previous examples have included: Dickens’ study door, volumes in a computer game (Skyrim) and H.P. Lovecraft’s extra horrors, alluded to throughout his opera. Today’s new contribution are Alan Moore’s fantasy titles offered in his Black Dossier, […]

Japanese Cartoons from Siberia and Beyond October 16, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Japanese Cartoons from Siberia and Beyond

***Dedicated to Ricardo R and the Kiuchi family*** Beach’s best discovery on the internet this month (courtesy of Ricardo R) has been a fabulous series of Japanese cartoons, describing the ordeal of an air corps man, Kiuchi Nobuo, one of hundreds of thousands Japanese soldiers, dragged off by the Soviets at the end of the war. […]

Superman versus Hitler May 12, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Superman versus Hitler

Oh those happy, innocent afternoons a few decades ago! Home from school /college Beachcombing would sit through the junk that British children’s television had to offer. He would quickly take in the news headlines on BBC 1 at 6.00 pm (cruise missiles, inflation, cricket defeats…) and then turn over at 6.02 pm to BBC 2 […]