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At the presentation of the winners of the 10th annual Japan International MANGA Awards in Tokyo on December 28th (the end of year festivities made the news flow a little slower), the  Gold Prize was...

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Like clockwork the end of the year also brought us a new edition of Stripburger, the Slovenian anthology that typically presents some of the most interesting comics from around the world. Edition 68 collects ninety six pages...

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It is without a doubt one of the most controversial albums in the history of comics, and not in the least due to its creator’s ambivalence towards it. When Hergé created his first Tintin story,...

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The Belgian writer and director Vincent Bal is not only a celebrated film maker (amongst others of the quite magical Brabançonne and Minoes, which you should definitely check out), he also writes books and seems...

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We previously reported on the shortlists for the various awards that will be presented in less than a month’s time (!) at the 44th comics festival in Angoulême, France. In the meantime, it’s been announced that...

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It’s getting closer to Christmas, but for comics aficionados the world over, that only means it’s only one more month to Angoulême, that midwinter fest of all things comics. And even for those who are...

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Rodolphe Töpffer, creator of the Histoire de M. Jabot and the Histoire de Monsieur Cryptogame, is largely recognized as one of the fathers (and, if you believe the French-speaking part of the world, the father – this is disputed...

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When Anton softly passes away, after a long life, he enters a next life that is far weirder than he had ever expected. There’s admin and bars and balloons and a devilish creature called St.-Collector....

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Two interesting exhibitions in two different European countries show how extensively diverse comics can be by celebrating two beloved local titles that could not be further apart. The Museo della Storia (or Story Museum) in...

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Earlier in the year a strong contingent of Flemish and Dutch cartoonists celebrated the comics festival of the German city of Erlangen by publishing a special daily comic for each day of the festival. Parade...

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