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At a press conference in Brussels yesterday, Belgium and the world were once again made ready for yet another comics icon’s anniversary. Last year, we celebrated Hergé’s one hundredth birthday, this year its a hundred...

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While the world spent last year remembering Hergé or reading Charles Schulz’s biography (well, that part of the world that’s into comics, at least), Germany remembered the 175th birthday of one of the true seminal...

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Flemish cartoonist Kamagurka (“Soldier of Love”) is best known internationally for the irreverent and absurdist humor he uses in his cartoons (a.o. in The Spectator, Suddeutsche Zeitung, The New Yorker, and RAW) and in the...

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Today’s look back at personal highlights from the last year comes courtesy of our own Continental Correspondent, the man who eats croissants shaped like Tintin’s quiff for breakfast, the Ephemerist‘s Wim Lockefeer, who selects some...

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From Our Continental Correspondent –

December 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

One of the quirky-but-nice things about the yearly monstrosity that is the Angoulême Festival (24th to 27th January 2008), is the Sélection Officielle, a list of fifty titles that were published in the year preceding...

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Tonight the Youth Festival of the Institut Français in London kicks off with a nice bit of cross-Channel arts and culture with a discussion between famed illustrator Quentin Blake (who has delighted both adult and...

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On May 31st and June 1st, 2008, Copenhagen will celebrate another weekend of the Copenhagen International Comics Festival “New Style”, under the banner of Komiks.dk. According to its website, the purpose of this festival is...

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At a press conference in Turnhout, Belgium, the final programme for the Turnhout Strip Festival was announced last week. This year’s edition, which will be held on December 14th to 16th, will be the thirtieth...

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Tintin auction exceeds expectations

November 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

Last week an auction of comic memorabilia resulted in prices surpassing all expectations. The action focused on items related to Hergé and Tintin, with an original full page illustration from La Crabe Aux Pinces D’or...

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XIII to end? Who will tell…?

November 19, 2007 | 5 Comments

Last week saw one of the most successful comics series in Western Europe come to an end. After a run of more than 20 years, and with sales per book up from 12, 000 up...

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