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Venice, Jiro Taniguchi, Fanfare/Ponent Mon A while back you may recall Wim in one of his Continental Correspondent columns discussing a series of travel comics commissioned by famous fashion house Louis Vuitton, each by a...

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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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Reviews: Modern Slorance – the Berlin Issue

November 30, 2016 | 1 Comments

Modern Slorance: the Berlin Issue, Neil Slorance “Travel, Romance, Sandwiches!” As regular readers will already know, I am quite partial to a slice of Slorance, a modern comics delicacy in Scotland, and I tend to...

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Fans of Flemish cartoonist extraordinaire Brecht Evens have not one, but two books to watch out for in the coming months. First of all, in April, the English translation of his latest graphic novel, Panther,...

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In 2011 German cartoonist Sacha Hommer lived for a couple of months with a friend of his in the Chinese metropole of Chengdu, to work on a magazine for expats. His new autobiographical graphic novel,...

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For the subject of the next installment in its series of travel books, Louis Vuitton chose the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. And which comic creator would be a better fit to provide the illustrations for this...

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Let’s Go To Bordeaux, Neil Slorance I absolutely adored Neil Slorance’s previous travelogues, Nine Lines of Metro and Seven Days in Berlin (see here), they were beautifully warm, emotionally satisfying pieces that managed to be...

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Comics: Briony May Smith in Berlin

November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enjoying this short, two-page comic Briony May Smith posted up on Twitter about the stress of travelling, as she and Beth Walrond embark on a walking tour in Berlin (you can see the full sized...

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Review: Age Of License

November 19, 2014 | 1 Comments

An Age Of License By Lucy Knisley Fantagraphics “2011 was a year of travel! Through coincidence, work, and luck, I was offered opportunities to take trips. I took as many as possible. Recovering from heartbreak,...

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A while ago we wrote about the travel diaries that were collected on the German Comiconnexions site, which featured (amongst others) an account of Indonesian cartoonist Jhosephine Tanuwidjaya through Europe. Comic-Transfer is a similar initiative, equally supported by the Goethe Institut,...

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