How Scotsman made multi-million pound leap from page to screen with sale of Millarworld titles to US streaming giant
Like many comic book writers and artists, Mark Millar’s love of comics began as a young child when his older brother would take him to comic book shops. But now the Scottish author has become the latest beneficiary of the global obsession with bringing the stories to life on the screen, after his publisher Millarworld – whose titles include Kick Ass, Kingsman and Wanted – was bought by Netflix this week.
The price paid has not been disclosed but experts estimated it would be between $50m and $100m (£39m-£77m). It is the first company acquisition in Netflix’s 20-year history and an indicator that superheroes, old and new, will be on our screens for a long time to come. Continue reading...
Hundreds of personal items gathered for City of Culture show that does not shy away from darker sides of his personality
Philip Larkin is many things to many people; to some a bleakly beautiful poet with a razor-sharp wit, to others a womanising misogynist whose casual racism is unforgivable.
It is into this morally complex minefield that a new exhibition, held in Hull’s Brynmor Jones library where he was famously the librarian, has waded, offering a new perspective on Larkin, one of the city’s most treasured cultural figures.
Canadian activist, who only began writing No is Not Enough two months ago, says book will put forward manifesto for action
Naomi Klein has revealed she is to publish a new book taking on the Trump administration, arguing that a corporate political takeover got him elected and that a rise in activism can be utilised to resist his policies.
No Is Not Enough is the most rapidly written book by the acclaimed Canadian writer and activist, a respected political thinker with a huge following since her 1999 book No Logo
. She only began writing it two months ago and it will be published in June.