International posts

Angoulême 2011

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 4:05 AM

It’s that time of the year… Yours truly is packing his bags and checking his computers, cameras, iPhones and all that gadgetry needed to be able to report back to you about all that is happening in the epicentre of

New Issue of Argentine Comic Mag Fierro Hits Stands

Posted by on January 24th, 2011 at 3:02 AM

This weekend the Argentine comic magazine Fierro – something like a mix between Drawn and Quarterly and Heavy Metal – was released.  Issue 51 of Fierro features work by comic artists, Max AguirreRodrigo TerranovaPablo Fayó,

The Rise of Comics Industrialist SGF Spruyt

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 4:24 AM

SGF is a smart satirical look from the inside of the comics industry. Seducing the daughter of Dargaud, writer and artist SGF Spruyt quickly abuses his power as inheritor of this publishing empire to launch himself to the top.

Argentine Classic Adapted Into Comic

Posted by on January 18th, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Argentine writer David Viñas’ novel Los dueños de la tierra has gone comic, some fifty years after its release.  Illustrator Dante Ginevra, alongside Juan Carlos Kreime re-imagine the fictional account of Argentina´s colonization of the then sparsely populated Patagonia.  

Glimtar

Posted by on January 18th, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Titel: Glimtar
Translation: Glimpses
By: Rikke Bakman
Language: Swedish (Danish)
288 pages, color, hardcover
Publisher: Optimal Press, 2011
ISBN: 978-91-85951-23-9

Every now and then there appears a book that literally takes my breath away. This was the case with Glimtar

Recommendation: Frances vol. 2

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Title: Frances vol. 2
By: Joanna Hellgren
Language: Swedish (French)
128 pages, b&w, soft cover
Publisher: Galago, 2010
ISBN: 978-917037559-0

Joanna Hellgren appeared on the the Swedish comics scene just a couple of years ago, seemingly out of nowhere and

Psychiatric Tales From the Source

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 1:34 PM
Published by UK publisher Blank Slate Books Psychiatric Tales is a collection of stories chronicling and explaining various mental illnesses. Underground artist Daryl Cunningham, having worked as both a psychiatric and care nurse, sheds light on disorders that all

Klas Katt in the Wild West

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 4:05 AM

Title: Klas Katt i vilda västern

Translation: Klas Katt in the Wild West

By: Gunnar Lundkvist

Language: Swedish

94 pages, b&w and colour, hardcover

Publisher: Kartago Förlag

ISBN: 978-91-86003-45-6

Gunnar Lundkvist is an institution in the Swedish comics culture. He

The best norwegian comics of 2010!

Posted by on December 30th, 2010 at 11:35 AM

2010 was a pretty average year for norwegian comics/graphic novels, well to be honest, a bit below average.

Luckily, it wasn’t the quality that was the problem, but the amount of new books being released.

Since there’s only 4 million

Lo-Fi Brits: Gin Palace #2 and B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S #2

Posted by on December 29th, 2010 at 6:35 AM

Rob reviews the British anthologies Gin Palace #2, edited by Rob Jackson; and B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S. #2, edited by Francesca Cassavetti.

Great Britain’s small press scene is still a relatively small one, but one can see how certain groups have certain

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