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News from the world of Joost Swarte

July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

For some reason, Dutch clear line guru Joost Swarte was in the news recently on quite a few occasions. We brought them together for you, so you wouldn’t have to. In the Belgian city of...

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Agent 327 is heading for the big screen

June 21, 2017 | 1 Comments

Even though Martin Lodewijk’s comic series Agent 327 has the status of a classic in his native Holland, the series is largely unknown in other parts of the world. Translations of the books were published...

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Be Blacksad in this video game

June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to French comics blog 9eme Art, Spanish games studio Pendulo is currently developing a video game based on detective comic Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido. This series tells the stories of a classic hard-boiled...

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Fans of (French) car racing comics, take note! Michel Vaillant, by far the most famous racing comic hero, is scheduled to appear at the start of this month’s venerable 24 Hours race in Le Mans, France....

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Mr Carton is the new animated series by French animator Michaël Bolufer, chronicling the attempts of a hapless driver in a cardboard car to reach a lighthouse on a hill, far in the distance. Even...

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Have no fear, Imbattable is here!

April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you’re a jaded comics aficionado like me, browsing through publishing schedules in search of a fix, you seldom get really excited when you hear of a new book in a new series by people...

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Lolek and Bolek ride again

April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lolek and Bolek are back from the wilderness. The two steadfast young brothers who go on adventures all around the world, were once one of the most successful exports of communist-era Poland. Ever since their creator Wladyslaw...

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Let’s kickstart some Eurocomics goodness!

April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Regular readers of this blog will doubtlessly be aware of Pieter De Poortere’s Dickie. Born as Boerke in his native Flanders and something of a favourite of ours, this strip tells the continuing story of a...

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Rejoice, fans of France-based, Roman-era comics! Astérix The Gaul is back with a new adventure. In this new book, the 37th in the series, Asterix and his trusted friend Obélix find themselves entangled in Caesar’s...

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Comics on Instagram are nothing new. There’s plenty of webcomics that also try that visual social media par excellence to broaden their audience, from Cyanide and Happiness to Fran Krause’s fairly excellent Deep Dark Fears...

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