Author Archive for: Hugh Armitage



Doctor Dane Manning has disappeared from moon base 34c – disjointed fragments of two reports are all that remain. Science fiction short story by Hugh Armitage

The particular substance from which it is made is something of a mystery. As I had noticed before retiring, the flat surface refracts the light in strange ways. Looking into it, I see not the reflection of my own face, but half-illuminated shapes and whorls that shift in unpredictable directions as the perspective changes.

Comics Unmasked at the British Library

Comics Unmasked

British Library, London • Until August 19, 2014

Hugh Armitage takes at a look at the Comics Unmasked exhibition at the British Library and how the British comic has always been about the outsider.

“In the UK it has remained a largely marginalised medium, reserved for schoolchildren at best and ‘weirdos’ at worst. This underground quality has made it the perfect place for LGBT and other alternative content to thrive.”