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  • 21 2017 September

    Historical Tintin album at auction

    Dutch online auction house Catawiki is currently offering a Tintin album that may very well be one of the rarest ever, at least from a historical perspective. Record-breaking Tintin auctions are nothing special anymore these...

  • 20 2017 September

    Reviews: “Just Fun” – Kingsman, the Golden Circle

    Kingsman: the Golden Circle, Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Hanna Alström, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum It’s been a year since the events of the first film, and there is a...

  • 20 2017 September

    Best selling book in Belgium is a comic

    Boek.be, the Flemish trade organisation for the book production and book selling business, has published its yearly figures on book sales in Flanders (which, if you don’t know, is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium,...

  • 19 2017 September

    Interviews: Padraig badgers Bryan Talbot into chatting about Grandville

    As one of our very favourite creators brings his quite superb series to a conclusion this autumn, Pádraig Ó Méalóid sits down for a chat with one of the finest comickers in the UK, Bryan...

  • 19 2017 September

    Miles Hyman receives French order

    Eric Guillaud’s excellent blog on the France Info website reports that the French Culture and Communications Minister has awarded the title of Chevalier Des Arts et de Lettres (the rank of Knight of the Arts and...

Historical Tintin album at auction

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dutch online auction house Catawiki is currently offering a Tintin album that may very well be one of the rarest ever, at least from a historical perspective. Record-breaking Tintin auctions are nothing special anymore these days, it would seem, but this edition of L’Île Noire (The Black Island) from 1943 is something else. But to understand...

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Kingsman: the Golden Circle, Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Hanna Alström, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum It’s been a year since the events of the first film, and there is a new villain that wants the Kingsman group out of the way, so she can unleash her new drugs on the...

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Best selling book in Belgium is a comic

September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Boek.be, the Flemish trade organisation for the book production and book selling business, has published its yearly figures on book sales in Flanders (which, if you don’t know, is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium, my home country). Overall figures remain stable, mostly thanks to a seven percent rise in sales for non fiction books (mostly food...

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As one of our very favourite creators brings his quite superb series to a conclusion this autumn, Pádraig Ó Méalóid sits down for a chat with one of the finest comickers in the UK, Bryan Talbot, to discuss the wonderful Grandville series, the final volume, Force Majeure, his many other works, influences, homages and more:...

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Miles Hyman receives French order

September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eric Guillaud’s excellent blog on the France Info website reports that the French Culture and Communications Minister has awarded the title of Chevalier Des Arts et de Lettres (the rank of Knight of the Arts and Letters) to American fine artist and cartoonist Miles Hyman. The title will be awarded at a later date by the...

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Hellboy & the BPRD 1955: Occult Intelligence, Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Brian Churilla, Dave Stewart, Dark Horse (cover artwork by Paolo Rivera) The “young Hellboy” series that began with Hellboy and the BPRD 1952 (reviewed here) continues, much to my reading delight. With the main Hellboy story arc wrapped up after twenty-odd years these small...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense #129)

September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Friday again? Must be time for Richard and Joe to take you through just a few of the comics related tales we’ve seen this past week…...

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Berlin cartoonists eligible for subsidies

September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our screens may be overrun with movies and TV series based on comics, but on the whole our beloved medium is not a fount of riches for the average cartoonist. Even in a country like France, where kids practically learn to read with comics, the alarms are sounded because so many lesser known artists and writers are...

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Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-year Battle Between marvel & DC, Reed Tucker, Sphere Growing up as a comics reader there was often a dividing line for many – are you DC or Marvel? Personally, even as a kid I found that a silly distinction as I read comics from both – and of course in...

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Fifty years of Carlsen Comics

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 1967, the Danish comics publisher Carlsen wanted to branch out and received the licence to publish Hergé’s Tintin comics in Germany as well, thus introducing Germany to the great European comics culture. Even though at that time, comics were starting to receive accolades as the Ninth Art all over Europe, in Germany they were...

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