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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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This fall Tibet – in daily life Gilbert Gascard – celebrates his 76th birthday. You and I probably wouldn’t leave our hammock anymore at that age, but not Tibet. Last year he surprised everybody with...

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Let them read comics

November 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

Kids don’t read. You wouldn’t say from the way the lot at my house is acting on, but that seems to be the general opinion on youths and books: they’re not exactly bordering territories a...

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Ulf K exhibition

November 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

Fans of Ulf K, take heed! The Weda bookshop in Mönchengladbach is hosting an exhibition of his work for comics and children’s books which kicked off last week and runs through to November 30th. This...

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