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 Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, is a graphic novel from 2009 by Spanish cartoonist Fermín Solís about the creation of surrealist cinematographer Luis Buñuel’s third movie, Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (The Land Without Bread, 1933). With...

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Maaike Hartjes draws her burnout

April 10, 2018 | 1 Comments

Some three years ago, Dutch cartoonist Maaike Hartjes suddenly found herself incapable of anything. Even the littlest task was too much, simply checking the time tables for the bus caused panic attacks. She was diagnosed...

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Reviews: the eternal tangle – Best of Enemies

February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Best of Enemies:a History of US & Middle East Relations Volume 3, Jean-Pierre Filiu, David B, SelfMadeHero I have been waiting for this third volume in the Best of Enemies series for a while...

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Frankencomics : Mickey Maltese

February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

For a few years now, French publisher Glénat has been matching up celebrated creators in French comics with the characters of Walt Disney. Thus far, this has resulted in pretty good books (Cosey’s Mysterious Melody, for...

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Stripschapprijs for Peter Van Dongen

January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dutch clear line cartoonist Peter Van Dongen has been announced as the winner of the 2018 edition of the Stripschapprijs, the most prestigous comics award in the Netherlands. Van Dongen (born 1966) became something of...

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A clean and legal high

January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Some fifteen years ago, I found myself embroiled in a high-stakes online debate about the nature of cool. As is often the case in these internet discussions, tension got high and those involved found themselves...

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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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