International posts

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,

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”

Event: Big Arse Comic Book Launch #1

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 5:28 PM

The BIG ARSE COMIC BOOK LAUNCH #1 celebrates the launching of nine new graphic novels and books by James Andre, Matt Emery, Jason Franks, Bruce Mutard, Brendan Halyday and Bobby N.

Bernard Caleo, the Svengali

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.

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

Colombian Homages to Harvey Pekar

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Thanks in great part to the film American Splendor, Harvey Pekar has became something of an international superstar, with admirers all around the globe, including Colombia.

In a round-up of Colombian comics in 2010, comic artist and journalist Pablo

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.

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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