International posts

Burn your comics!

Posted by on August 22nd, 2010 at 2:42 AM
The debate about the sentencing of a Swedish manga translator for the possession of child pornography still rages in Sweden.

Descent into Darkness, Marc Legendre

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 12:56 AM

I assume that writer/artist Marc Legendre is practically unknown in the English speaking parts of the world, his fame extending mostly to European countries thanks his all ages creation Biebel.

He started out as the chief editor of Tintin weekly

Studio Profile: Hope Street Studios

Posted by on August 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Earlier this year, I looked at the wealth of interesting small-press publications that were emerging from Scotland. It became apparent that the majority of the work was coming from one studio — Hope Street Studios in Glasgow — where professional creators like Jamie Grant, Frank Quitely, Gary Erskine and Dominic Regan had formed a creative nexus with emerging independent artists and writers. When the opportunity arose, I decided to visit the studio and speak to the various creators associated with it about the community that Hope Street has fostered as well as their influences, aspirations and the uniquely bleak Scottish sense of humor.

More information on the creators and publications featured can be found at the following locations: Dominic Regan: Gamma Head John Miller: Evil Wee Comics Graham Murdoch: Lambiek profile Iain Laurie: Powwkipsie and Black Cape Craig Collins: Roachwell Wasted, Northern Lightz and Nexion: Bad Press Ltd.

Olivier Schrauwen & the Madness of Beards

Posted by on August 11th, 2010 at 10:00 AM

This is your European corresponder speaking, straight from the slums of Belgium, a city in Brussels (that’s a joke for you Americans). I will be your inbetween for such important facts as to why French Fries are much better in

SDCC 10: International Comics and Graphic Novels Panel

Posted by on August 10th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Tom Spurgeon moderates a panel with Moto Hagio (Japan: A Drunken Dream), Milo Manara (Italy: X-Men) and Kathryn and Stuart Immonen (Canada: Moving Pictures). Emile Bravo (France: My Mommy is in America and she Met Buffalo Bill) joins in.

Women!

Posted by on August 4th, 2010 at 12:26 PM
Jumble Wednesday: Phil May and the almost-smiling battered wife; H. J. Ford's floating princess; the nymph on the Art Nouveau cereal box

Naked manga = child pornography

Posted by on August 4th, 2010 at 2:18 AM
The last few weeks, the most talked-about occurrence in the Swedish comics community is, without a doubt, the sentencing of a manga translator for the possession of drawn images under the Swedish child pornography act.

The State of Comics Preservation in the Philippines

Posted by on August 2nd, 2010 at 8:10 PM
Up until 2004, a tradition of preserving, archiving and collecting classic Philippine comics never existed. The few Filipinos of the current generation who were aware of the old classic comics from the 1940s to the 1970s can only look upon in envy at the hundreds upon hundreds of trade paperbacks, hardbacks, Absolute editions, and Omnibus collections coming out of America that effectively gave the world an easily accessible archive to decades of American comic books.

Holy Argentinian Grial # 1: Las aventuras de Pi-Pió

Posted by on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:00 PM

TokyoPop hits the highway to save manga in America

Posted by on August 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The company's self-branded "TokyoPop Tour" launched in early July at Los Angeles's Anime Expo. When it's all over, Levy and his crew will have hit 28 cities in 54 days — all to get face time with fans. For me, the move is rich with irony: the heavily Internet-invested manga/anime producer and retailer I first encountered five years ago is now using online social networking to turn back into old-fashioned traveling salespeople.

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