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Albert the Pug and the Thief Dog

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By Garry Cook in New Illustration on Wednesday 14 December 2011

Add a funky little black pug to some dark Scooby Doo-style hand-painted backgrounds and what do you have: a freakishly enthralling illustrated children’s book. The Albert the Pug rhyming story mixes a spooky darkness with enthralling modern-day fables to make you people wonder, laugh and think about their own behaviour.

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Control photo exhibition at Photomonth London

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By Garry Cook in New Events on Wednesday 5 October 2011

Running until Saturday 29th October and featuring one hundred exhibitions showing some brilliant photography, East London’s international photography festival Photomonth is one of the must-see festivals in Britain’s capital city.

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Brilliant Blackpool photo series by Garry Cook

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By Garry Cook in New Photography on Tuesday 23 August 2011

If there’s one place in Britain you must visit only because it represents everything this beautiful green and pleasant land is not, it’s the jaded seaside resort of Blackpool. A garish, neon-lit roller-coaster ride of thrills, spills and bellyaches. It’s where the pensioners mix unhappily with young boozing Brits on hen and stag parties. These are my images.

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Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson

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By Garry Cook in New Products on Monday 22 August 2011

It was a shock to discover that there is a journalist called Garry with two ‘r’s who is integral to the story of Locked In. I’m a journalist called Garry. Is it me? Coincidence or not, Locked In is a self-published sensation: a detective novel which has defied the odds to climb its way up […]

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Photographs by Merkley???

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By Garry Cook in New Photography on Tuesday 16 August 2011

These photographs are so good I bought the book. I discovered Merkley??? on Flickr. This bearded photographer is a slightly unnerving straight-talking San Franciscan whose images of friends (mainly wannabe models) push the boundaries of symmetry, skin tone, colour and pleasure to the very limits.

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The Mutineers: Letting Go (live at the Aftershow)

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By Garry Cook in New Music on Tuesday 16 August 2011

I went to see the reincarnation of British indie band New Order (formerly Joy Division) in Manchester. Members of the band which wrote Blue Monday, True faith and Crystal were performing as their new band Bad Lieutenant. But they were blown away by support act The Mutineers, four local lads with an energy better then […]

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The Self Publish, Be Happy website

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By Garry Cook in Cool Websites on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Photo books have always been a big passion of mine. But away from the mainstream are the self-published books championed by this brilliant website. What was once Vanity Publishing is now a goldmine for image lovers. For people who love to own objects, there is a self-published photo book out there craving for your attention.

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Kirsten Dunst singing Turning Japanese by The Vapors

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By Garry Cook in New Music on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Rarely has pop art met music which such stunning affect. Produced by Japanese pop art king, Takashi Murakami, actress Kirsten Dunst was directed by Hollywood big-wig McG in a video for the song Turning Japanese by The Vapors. It’s a joyful four-minute riot of cartoon-esque colour.

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