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Comics on Instagram are nothing new. There’s plenty of webcomics that also try that visual social media par excellence to broaden their audience, from Cyanide and Happiness to Fran Krause’s fairly excellent Deep Dark Fears...

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Interactive pizza with La Pastèque

February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Throughout the year, Canadian comics publisher La Pastèque invites you to taste the adventures of Arthur the Pizza Delivery Man on their new digital endeavour, Tout Garni (With Everything On). Every month a different creator...

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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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Upcoming: It’s hard to be a girl

August 12, 2015 | 1 Comments

Coming this autumn from the nice folk at Soaring Penguin Press is Bach’s It’s Hard to be a Girl, an English-language translation of the work originally published in French by Montreal-based Mécanique générale (again so...

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Comics: “Picasso” in London

April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

SelfMadeHero alerts us to an upcoming event next week in London at the Institut Francais Library (17 Queensberry Place, Kensington), with author Julie Birmant and illustrator Clément Oubrerie talking with Paul Gravett about Pablo, their...

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Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell Hardcover, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Jacques Tardi, Fantagraphics Jean-Patrick Manchette was one of France’s powerhouse crime fiction writers of the 1970s and 80s, often hailed as one of the writers who...

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Cruelty To Animals, A Manual, a new book from French alternative publishers par excellence, Les Requins Marteaux, is not meeting with the general public approval that its author Vivien Le Jeune Durhin, might have hoped...

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Extraordinary Adventures Of Adele Blanc-Sec Volume 1, Jacques Tardi, Fantagraphics French creator Jacques Tardi has to be one of the most respected writer-artists working in comics, European or world-wide, and he is also a huge...

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If you are interested in French comics (and, who knows, maybe my sparse posts on this here blog over the years helped kindle that interest) or comics in general and want to know more about...

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Mathilde Garreau is a French cartoonist living and working in Denmark. On her aptly titled blog, I Love Denmark, she collects anecdotal stories about her life, her routine, allergies and about life in Scandinavia. Garreau’s...

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