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Angoulême – Platinum Meet

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Every year on Friday at the festival in Angoulême, comics historians from all over the world meet up to discuss, show off what they have accomplished since last year and just hang out and exchange ideas.

I’ve been going to

HU: The Ontology of Poop

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 7:53 AM
I use Stanley Cavell's film theory to talk about a horse's ass and other things (even comics!)

THE PANELISTS: Alphabetical Ayako

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 6:56 AM

The Panelists are closing out the week with the ABCs of incest, desire, and brutality. Craig takes an alphabetical approach to reading Osamu Tezuka's Ayako.

THE PANELISTS: Mark Laliberte’s BRICKBRICKBRICK

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 6:29 PM

In a formalist-bending, medium-and-genre-twisting exercise, Derik takes a look at Mark Laliberte's Brickbrickbrick (a book of visual poetry) and reads it as a book of comics.

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

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.

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.

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