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Angouleme 2018 – the Grand Prix

January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday last, the organisers of the Angoulême Festival announced the three creators that are in the running for the Grand Prix, the lifetime achievement award with which the Festival wants to honor an original...

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Angouleme 2018 – the nominees

January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

As explained in my previous post, every new edition of the Angoulême Festival comes with a generous number of awards, each with an equally general amount of nominees. It is safe to say that if...

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Reviews: It Don’t Come Easy…

January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

It Don’t Come Easy, Philippe Dupuy, Charles Berberian, Drawn & Quarterly I’ve loved the Angouleme-winning Dupuy and Berberian’s work for many years – I’ve even struggled through some of it in the original French (no...

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Angouleme 2018 – Counting down

January 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s the New Year! And so everybody who’s even slightly interested in comics is either preparing to go to the French city of Angoulême for the 45th edition of the International Comics Festival, or finding bad...

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Bubble Manages Your BD Collection

December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

If there’s one thing to say about comics collectors, true comics collectors, it’s that they are completists. They’ll hunt across the lands for that one issue they are still missing. For that reason, quite a number of...

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Hopper reduces to the max

December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Felipe H. Navarro has started a new webcomic in English. Hopper is the story of a painter called Edward Hopper (not that one) who likes travelling by trains and tells of his travels. Navarro calls...

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Stripburger hits 25, and thus still sucks

December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Slovenian comics magazine Stripburger, one of the longest running venues for underground and alternative comics, has been running for twenty five years and, by their own accord, has miserably failed to die young. What’s more,...

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Even though it’s not yet completed, Thomas Pletzinger and Tim Dinter’s comic, Blåvand, has been awarded the Berthold Leibinger Comic Book Prize 2017, with a value of 15,000 Euros – the most important comic award in the...

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On Monday, November 27th, the death was announced of Dutch cartoonist and designer Bob van den Born. He was ninety years old, and will probably be best remembered for his creation, Professor Pi, a silent...

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Marini presents dark fanboy candy

November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A couple of months ago the internet in France was all a-flutter when it was announced that Italian cartoonist Enrico Marini was working on a bona fide Batman story. It was the first time that...

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