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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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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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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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The 42nd edition of the Festival of Angoulême has come and gone and I for one am left with mixed feelings about it. For all intents and purposes, it was the Festival of Charlie Hebdo....

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In the aftermath of the gruesome atrocities that took place in the Charlie Hebdo offices, the Angoulême Festival has announced the creation of a special award, the prix Charlie de la liberté d’expression (Charlie Award...

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