Archive for January, 2011

Angoulême – Strike at L’Association

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Walking around the festival makes me feel that nothing much has changed (I’ve been coming to the Angoulême festival for eight years in a row…), but entering the New York tent (where all the “alternative” publishers are gathered), a great

Angouleme Commences

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 9:26 AM

Today saw the start of the major European comics festival in Angoulême, France. For me, the start meant taking part in an international meeting among the organizers of comics festivals all over Europe. We were all seated around a big

A Quick Guide to Belgium at Angoulême

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 8:41 AM

As ever, the Comics Festival in Angoulême is one the highlights of the year for European comics connaisseurs and true to form, the website of the organisers is once again a true horror to behold in terms of user friendliness.

HU: The Wrong Place

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 6:28 AM
Ng Suat Tong discusses Brecht Evans' graphic novel.

X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin, introduction by Mark Schultz

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Corrigan is virtually a textbook lesson, day by day, of how to do a continuity newspaper comic strip.

THE PANELISTS: Wednesday Shop Talk

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Over at The Panelists today, Jared writes about the pall that now enshrouds his weekly trips to comics shops. Because some of us still go through the ritual, even if we're not entirely sure why anymore.

Drawing Some More

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 12:33 PM
It’s the pictures, stupid (or, maybe, the stupid pictures)

HU: At Last, Archie Can Glorify Drug Use!

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 8:13 AM
DC Comics and Archie Comics have abandoned the Comics Code, reducing it to utter irrelevance. Richard Cook takes the opportunity to look back at the self-censorship that was.

Party Favor: Scenes From An Impending Marriage

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 6:29 AM

Rob reviews the new comic from Adrian Tomine, Scenes From An Impending Marriage (Drawn & Quarterly).

Halfway through reading Adrian Tomine’s new release, Scenes From An Impending Marriage, I was baffled.  This comic was certainly funny and strangely sweet in

At the Mountains of Madness with H.P. Lovecraft

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 5:03 AM

UK publisher Self Made Hero has been quietly nibbling at its own corner of the graphic novel market. They first came to my attention by publishing Reinhard Kleist’s Johnny Cash’ biography and recently Hunter S. Thompson’s life called Gonzo: A

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