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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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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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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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Comics readers save book stores (in France)

July 31, 2017 | 1 Comments

A recent study by market researchers GFK has proven that, while most book stores still treat comics and graphic novels as something of a rarity, barely fit for a separate shelf, their buyers largely keep...

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The Shoah Memorial in Paris is host to an important exhibition throughout the year, highlighting the representation of the persecution of the Jews using comics. Starting from Horst Rosenthal’s quite remarkable Mickey Au Camp De Gurs,...

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The cutest New Year’s card of this year, in my opinion, was released by the French City of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. It features classic comic character Little Nemo as he wanders through a tiny city, marvelling at...

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Where to go when you’re off the British Isles? Worry no more! October hasn’t even started yet when the German city of Hamburg is taken over by the tenth edition of its Comicfestival (September 29th...

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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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In 2011 the Comics Festival in Lyon  , France, set a world record with the longest comic ever. At exactly one kilometer, it was a veritable feat, and also one of the few comics that also...

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