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New music comics from the continent

October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Music, and more particularly the lives of musicians, seems to be a neverending source of inspiration for cartoonist everywhere. Recently, two new books were published about artists working in very different genres, but with equally...

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Paranormal investigator Dylan Dog and vampire hunter Dampyr, two of the most famous characters in the catalogue of Italian comics giant Bonelli, are the first Italian comics characters to star in their very own crossover....

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Janis Joplin in comics

July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

One could say that the very first time Janis Joplin appeared in comics-format, was on the sleeve of her first major studio recording,Cheap Thrills (with Big Brother and The Holding Company). That sleeve, created by underground god R....

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A life of mountains

July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the world of mountaineering, Italian climber Reinhold Messner is something of a legend. He was the first to climb all of the world’s fourteen 8,000+ meters peaks, and also the first to climb Mount...

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Enrico Marini takes on Batman

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

On his Facebook page, Italian cartoonist Enrico Marini announced last week that he is working an original Batman story, which will be published in two volumes on in November 2017 and Spring 2018 respectively. Marini...

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Two interesting exhibitions in two different European countries show how extensively diverse comics can be by celebrating two beloved local titles that could not be further apart. The Museo della Storia (or Story Museum) in...

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In 1991 Bonelli, the most prominent comics publisher in Italy, started a new series to complement its Westerns series, like Tex and Zagor, or the modern mysteries of Dylan Dog. Nathan Never would be its first...

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A far right dictator from the middle of the twentieth Century who came to a violent death, now returns to the country he tried to shape and is confronted with a future he would never have...

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The Summer Special issue of the Italian noir comic, Lady Mafia, which was published some two weeks ago by Cuore Noir Edizioni, focuses on a real life problem that affects many people on a daily basis...

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Comics, like any modern artifact, are either extremely global, or extremely local. You can be ranked among the greatest in your own country, and be totally unknown abroad. Two such local heroes recently passed away....

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