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As is de rigeur these days, the latest edition of the Festival of Angoulême opened today with the announcement of the winner of the Grand Prix.  As is the custom, this comics luminary will act...

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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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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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It’s less than 150 days to go before the last weekend of January, that fabled time when the city of Angoulême in the South-West of France becomes even more of a blessed haven for comics...

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After what must be the most raucous edition in its history, the prestigious (or at least, it was prestigious… See our earlier posts) Angoulême Festival is currently facing one of the greatest threats in its...

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In the aftermath of one of the most controversial editions of the Festival of Angoulême ever (if publicity was what the organizers were after, well, they got it), some quite remarkable statements could be picked...

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It would seem that the organizers of the Angoulême Festival just don’t know when to leave it alone. First there was the disaster with the Grand Prix shortlist, which was indeed painfully short of women, ending...

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This week everybody who is anybody in European comics (and, to be honest, more and more from around the world) will head to the quiet little town of Angoulême in the South-West of France for...

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Celebrating Women in Comics

January 13, 2016 | 6 Comments

Like many readers I was dismayed by the recent all-male long list for the Grand Prix announced by the prestigious Angouleme festival. Actually no, not dismayed, I was angry – here is one of the...

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With three weeks to go, it would seem that once more the run-up to the Angoulême Festival will be not without commotion. Since the changes in the election process for the Grand Prix winner (and...

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