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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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Best of the Year 2016 – Joe’s picks

January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Finally and belatedly after everyone else’s Best Of picks (see here for the previous Best Of posts for 2016), I managed to get my own choices finished. As usual I’ve probably picked too many, but...

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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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Best of the Year 2016 – Richmond’s picks

December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

After the guest series earlier this month (see here for all the posts so far), we’re now onto the second of our blog crew’s Best of the Year selection, and today it’s reviewer, editor, writer...

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Best of the Year 2016 – Garth’s picks

December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

After the guest Best of the Year picks earlier this month (see here), time for the first Best Of from our own blog crew, and first out the gates this year is our resident movie...

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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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