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All hands on deck for Spirou

August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2018 France and Belgium will celebrate a remarkable eighty years of Spirou. Spir-who? Spirou, created in 1938 by Rob-Vel for Dupuis, would become one of the two seminal characters of Franco- Belgian comics, and not...

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Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge, Leo Malet, Jacques Tardi, Translated by Kim Thompson, Fantagraphics I absolutely love the work of Jacques Tardi, from his hard-boiled crime tales (see here and here) to fantastical Jules Verne-esque yarns like...

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It may require some knowledge about both classic European comics and the history of the Beatles alike, but I for one have not laughed as hard with a cartoon recently as I did with this...

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Flight of the Raven, Jean-Pierre Gibrat, EuroComics/IDW I first saw Gibrat’s Flight of the Raven as Le Vol du Corbeau several years ago in a bookstore in the Saint Michel area of Paris that was...

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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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