Archive for January, 2011

Angoulême: Saturday

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 12:07 PM
As usual Saturday brought the crowds to Angoulême. It is difficult to get around, but it brings to the festival a heady atmosphere of art and commerce. Even the Association staff decided today partly to suspend their ongoing strike in order to support their artists who had turned up to sign their books. Killoffer, Gerner, Baudoin, Sury, Ruppert & Mulot, and several more were drawing up a storm for the throngs passing through the doors to the Nouveau monde. There is talk of upcoming negotiations between direction and staff, but for the moment the situation remains strained.

Angoulême – Cultural acceptance

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 7:55 AM

The best part of being at the festival in Angoulême is the general feeling of comics being accepted as a valid cultural art form. This acceptance runs on all levels of society, one example being the big statue of Hergé,

Wut 4?

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 6:52 AM

At HU, the internet meme/troll known as cough syrup wonders about comics.

Last Week on HU

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 6:46 AM
Domingos Isabelinho on Tintin. Stephanie Folse on Elfquest. Matthias Wivel on Jimmy Corrigan. Richard Cook on the Comics Code. Ng Suat Tong on Brecht Evens' "The Wrong Place." Noah Berlatsky on Stanley Cavell. Alex Buchet on British comics and the English language.

Angoulême – Signings

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 5:44 AM
OK, so time for a bit of self indulgence… Yesterday was a very good day, in several aspects. I spent the day representing Sweden in meetings with people from various countries, discussing ideas of cooperations, exhibitions, anthologies in several “foreign”

Event: Big Arse Comic Book Launch #1

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 5:28 PM

The BIG ARSE COMIC BOOK LAUNCH #1 celebrates the launching of nine new graphic novels and books by James Andre, Matt Emery, Jason Franks, Bruce Mutard, Brendan Halyday and Bobby N.

Bernard Caleo, the Svengali

Angoulême – Comics in the Cathedral

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 5:20 PM
One thing that always feels a bit strange when in Angoulême is entering the big cathedral and in it find not only comics exhibitions, but book signings and a big book store – all on a religious, Christian theme.

Doing the Impossible

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 10:27 AM
Some advice from a trio of cartoonists

HU: From John Bull to Colonel Blimp

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 6:54 AM
Alex Buchet looks at the contribution of British comics to the English language.

Minicomics: Ford, Frederick-Frost, Freibert

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 5:09 AM

Rob reviews Only Skin #6, by Sean Ford; Mr. Cellar’s Attic, by Noel Freibert; and Courtship of Ms. Smith, by Alexis Frederick-Frost.

Only Skin #6, by Sean Ford. Ford’s series will be collected by Secret Acres

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