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When I Was 18, Uncle Sam Wanted Me to Fight Adolf

Posted by on February 8th, 2011 at 12:59 PM
‘When I was 18 years old, Uncle Sam said he wanted to heist me into a uniform and go fight with a figure called Adolf. So that’s what I did.’ – Alan Ingram Cope

Alan Cope is still doing his

Moebius exhibition in Paris

Posted by on February 6th, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Right now there is an impressive exhibition in Paris about the seminal French artist Moebius/Gir, or Jean Giraud as is his real name.


The exhibition is called “Transe Forme”, a play on words capturing much of what Giraud’s career has

Angoulême – A Minister Visiting

Posted by on February 6th, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Here’s an interesting web TV documentary from the recently ended festival in Angoulême, dealing with the fact that the Minister for European Affairs, Laurent Wauquiez, visited the festival. This could only happen at a French comics festival. During the second

Angoulême – Exhibitions Galore

Posted by on February 6th, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Being at the comics festival in Angoulême, France, means visiting a great number of exhibitions, as this is one if the major means of communicating with the audience here. The last four days I have tried to visit as many

All Ages: Captain Congo

Posted by on February 5th, 2011 at 3:47 PM
Captain Congo is an ongoing graphic novel series aimed at younger readers from children’s book publisher Working Title Press. The series was created in 2008 resulting from illustrator Greg Holfeld’s desire to do a comic book aimed at early readers.

Brazilian Comic Artist Luiz Sá Remembered

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 6:04 AM

An interview with Brazilian comic artist Luiz Sá was rescued from obscurity by blogs Quadrinhos and HQ Memoria .

Luiz Sá was the creator of some of Brazil’s most popular national comic figures, Reco-Reco, Bolao e Azeitona in a strip

Graphic Youth: Solipsistic Pop 3

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 12:01 AM

©2010 Marc Ellerby

The latest edition of the always-beautiful U.K. anthology Solipsistic Pop was designed as an all-ages comic, inspired in part by British standards like Dandy and The Beano. On that level, it doesn't entirely cohere, because some of the stories are clearly aimed for preteens while others are more about the experience of being young as an adult would understand it now. Of course, the theme of this issue is "wonder," and on that level, it certainly succeeds. Each of the stories touches on one's sense of wonder as a child, and occasionally, on how it is lost.

A ‘Storm’ of Controversy Surrounding Don Lawrence’ Legacy

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 8:52 AM

While the recent storm of Angoulême news is starting to calm down, it’s time to shine a spotlight on some of the controversy that is surrounding Don Lawrence‘s popular creation Storm. While continuing the search on how to

Big Arse Comic Book Launch #1: about the 9 comics – with covers!

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 9:31 PM

The Melbourne comics community will be hosting a launch party for nine new works orchestrated by authors from the fast-growing local scene.

These books are published by a diverse array of publishers, from the small press to national and overseas

Event: Shaun Tan: Untold Stories

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Shaun Tan: Untold Stories – 17 March

State Library of Victoria. Free admission.

In this illustrated talk, Shaun Tan takes you through the pages of his sketchbooks and explains how simple images might develop into complex stories like The Arrival

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