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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”

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

Next week on

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 5:47 PM
Chris Ware talks to Matthias Wivel; R.C. Harvey looks at Smurfs creator Peyo and tells us what it means to write comics; Rob Clough and Rich Kreiner cover minis from up-and-comers such as Alexis Frederick-Frost and Colin Tedford; and our foreign correspondents on all the latest from Angoulême.

©2010 Peyo links Jan. 16-Jan. 28

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 5:43 PM
R.C. Harvey on comic strips and "Logic Gone Sane." Rob Clough concluded his three-part series on recent D&Q issues with a look at the final installment of Anders Nilsen's Big Questions.

Parts Four, Five and Six went up of Kristian Williams series of essays on Garth Ennis' aerial combat comics.

Rob Clough worked through his slush pile.

R.C. Harvey looked at comic strips that tackled religious subject matter.

Rich Kreiner touted Tag Team.

Rob Clough looked at Adrian Tomine's Scenes from an Impending Marriage through the prism of wedding-induced psychosis.

R.C. Harvey looked at some pictures.

He also praised X-9: Secret Agent Corrigan by Al Williamson and Archie Goodwin.

Rob Clough was curious about Curio Cabinet.

Matthias Wivel, Fredrik Stromberg (also here and here) and Bart Croonenborghs are serving as our foreign correspondents at Angoulême.

Bart Croonenborghs also took a side-trip through the Mountains of Madness.

Sean Michael Robinson leaves food for thought for the weekend with his analysis of The Simpsons Child Pornography case.

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