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Miles Hyman receives French order

September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eric Guillaud’s excellent blog on the France Info website reports that the French Culture and Communications Minister has awarded the title of Chevalier Des Arts et de Lettres (the rank of Knight of the Arts and...

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Berlin cartoonists eligible for subsidies

September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our screens may be overrun with movies and TV series based on comics, but on the whole our beloved medium is not a fount of riches for the average cartoonist. Even in a country like France, where...

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Fifty years of Carlsen Comics

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 1967, the Danish comics publisher Carlsen wanted to branch out and received the licence to publish Hergé’s Tintin comics in Germany as well, thus introducing Germany to the great European comics culture. Even though...

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Paranormal investigator Dylan Dog and vampire hunter Dampyr, two of the most famous characters in the catalogue of Italian comics giant Bonelli, are the first Italian comics characters to star in their very own crossover....

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Loving Vincent hits the screens

September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

About a year and a half ago, we wrote about the amazing Loving Vincent project, an animated film aimed at celebrating the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. The wonderful aspect of the film is...

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Merveille does Hitchcock

September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

On his Facebook page, Belgian illustrator David Merveille recently announced a series of splendid new posters that he did for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic The Trouble With Harry. The poster is published by Mad Duck Posters, and...

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Parenthood uncensored

September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Liesbeth Ton is a Dutch illustrator working in Los Angeles. Using the monicker Betje she has created a series of web cartoons called, Parenting Is, highlighting the joys and “joys” of having children. On her...

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Paulo Patrício on Anima Mundi

August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, Portuguese illustrator and designer Paulo Patrício completed his first animated short, Surpresa (Surprise). This is an experimental animation based on the (unscripted) dialogue between a young girl recovering from cancer, and her mother....

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Trouble afoot in Smurf Village

August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you hear, Smurf Village, you probably think of strangly chunky mushroom-like structures that are the home of our favorite blue gnomes (and which, incidentally, must be quite sizable themselves, as they provide two-story accommodation...

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European Comics Festivals in September

August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

After the long half-sleep of the summer months, the comics world traditionally comes back to life in September, when the school year starts again, publishers of all kinds vie for the attention of the public,...

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