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Even the French are at it

February 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s no coincidence that the two cultures I’m most likely to be starry-eyed about – the French and the Japanese – are the two cultures with the biggest comics industries and the best history of...

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Following on from last week’s thrilling episode the fiendish Jimmy Cyclops begins his nasty campaign to sort out our be-wigged hero. Must resist urge to say “mmmm… donuts…”…. (click the pic to visit full-size version...

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We met crime lord Boss Millions only last week; now this fiendishly fiendish fiend seems set to threaten our intrepid wig-wearing hero, Super-Sam! (cue sinister music) (click the pic to visit full-size version and the...

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Last week it was announced that French film director Luc Besson (well known for Léon, the Big Blue, Taxi and The Fifth Element) will be bringing the adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec to the big screen....

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Yesterday the 35th edition of the Angoulême Festival, one of the most prestigious comics festivals in the world, closed its doors after four days of mayhem. I don’t know yet whether the festival itself was...

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Did You Miss Me? – Favourite comics of 2007

January 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

I didn’t get round to writing any review pieces this year so this will be a longish, if rather late, wander through the things I enjoyed the most in what was another excellent year for...

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From February 1st to 9th, the historic Flagey building in the middle of Brussels will host the 2008 edition of the Anima festival, Belgium’s largest festival for animated films. That means nine days filled to...

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Super-Sam met a pie-man…

January 22, 2008 | 4 Comments

(click the pic to visit full-size version and the archive of Darryl’s Super-Sam and other John-of-the-night strips. Art ©2008 Darryl Cunningham; if you want permission to reproduce any part of it you should ask him)...

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It’s no news that Hollywood in recent years has found a very fruitful and profitable source of inspiration in comics. Graphic novels and more traditional comics of all genres have been turned into films, with...

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Our Continental Correspondent goes all Coconino

January 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

French online luxury comics magazine Coconino opens the New Year with a bang – their Christmas issue contains no less than 400 new pages of cartoon work. There’s new and beautiful work by Guillaume Trouillard,...

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