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There are definite encouraging signs of positive development and growth in UK comics, with an increasingly full calendar of events, festivals, and conventions up and down the country drawing big names (Chris Ware, and Joe...

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As expected, there have been quite a few book publishing announcements coming out from SPX; Tom Spurgeon has, as ever, the lowdown on these, which you can read about here. I know many people are (understandably)...

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And the winners are: Ignatz Awards 2013

September 16, 2013 | 1 Comments

The 17th annual Ignatz Awards took place over the weekend, in Bethesda, Maryland, as part of the SPX convention, as has become tradition. The clear winner of the night was Michael DeForge, who swept the...

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Here’s some news that made my day yesterday; the excellent folk at Self Made Hero have acquired the translation rights to 3 great graphic novels, which are being readied for a Spring 2014 release. First...

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In the Kitchen with Alain Passard by Christophe Blain Chronicle Books If you approach In the Kitchen as a Christophe Blain book, it’s likely you’ll be disappointed. Blain’s comics have always been a vessel of...

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Best American Comics 2013: complete line-up

August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

October sees The Best American Comics 2013 anthology hit shelves both virtual and real, neatly encased in a Kate Beaton cover. This year’s volume is edited by ‘Bone’ creator, Jeff Smith, with a foreword by...

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Snap ’em up: Joe Lambert minis

August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m not quite sure how this passed my notice, but the awesome people at One Percent Press are selling a veritable raft of Joe Lambert mini comics, a few of which aren’t available elsewhere. These...

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Feast your eyes: new mini kuš! preview

August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

My dissertation is almost over and I’m looking forward to treating myself to some great comics as reward. Thankfully, the good people at kuš komiksi have it covered, with the upcoming release of their new batch...

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The buy list: Kilian Eng’s Object 10

July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

You may remember me mentioning coming across Swedish artist Kilian Eng’s work at ELCAF last month. I knew the name rang a bell, and it was because of this poster he designed for Mondo of Jodorowsky’s Dune documentary film, that...

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News, Views and Oddities #17

July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

News, Views and Oddities, where we link to various bits and bobs which have grabbed our attention, encompassing comics, books, illustration, design and film. Clicking fingers at the ready. Disa Wallander has a new free...

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