International posts

EEEK!

Posted by on November 10th, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Australian cartoonist Jason Paulos has been delving into his dark side over the past few years, writing and drawing stories with a pinch of black humour from EC comics and mixing it with the art stylings of House of Mystery

AltCom

Posted by on November 10th, 2010 at 2:31 AM

The comics festival AltCom in Malmö is already under way, with exhibitions all over the city, an alternative film festival last week and a comics anthology published and handed out for free. This weekend is the main focus, though, with

Australian Comic Arts Festival: expressions of interest

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 2:40 PM

The inaugural Australian Comic Arts Festival (ACAF) is looking to be held in Brisbane on June 4, 2011.

The main focus of the event (taken from their website) is “to be an ongoing event that is there to support &

What Is Finland Doing Right?

Posted by on November 8th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
I have long wondered what makes Finland such a regional epicenter of inspiring experimental comics, increasingly making waves internationally these days. What, for example, makes it different from the other Scandinavian countries, in which interesting work is also being produced, but not as consistently and across as diverse an expressive field? The conditions of production are comparable if not identical, and yet Finland has maintained the lead for at least a decade-and-a-half. I won’t pretend to have the answers, but visiting the Helsinki Book Fair this weekend as a guest of the Finnish Comics Society at least gave me a sense of Finnish comics in the larger literary, if not cultural, context afforded by the kind of union of the tribes that a major annual book fair provides.

2010 Stanley Award winners

Posted by on November 7th, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Australian cartoonists met in Melbourne Saturday night, November 6, for the 26th Annual Stanley Awards to honour David Pope of the Canberra Times as Cartoonist of the Year. Held at Rydges Melbourne, other awards went to David Rowe of the

The Age: “Hamlet” by Nicki Greenberg

Posted by on November 5th, 2010 at 9:08 PM

The Age‘s review, by Cameron Woodhead, of the recently released graphic novel adaption of Hamlet by Nicki Greenberg:

Now the graphic novel turns to theatre for inspiration. With a cute, surreal and critically acclaimed version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s

Some notes from “Lucca Comics” / 0

Posted by on November 3rd, 2010 at 6:42 AM

Salve a tutti.

As you may know, Lucca Comics and Games is one of the biggest comics conventions in Europe. The event takes place every year in Lucca, a wonderful town in Tuscany, in the four days between the end

U.K. Moorcock and the Goons

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Wednesday Jumble: A fantasy cover and comedy cover from early-70s Britain

Oslo’s soft spot

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 7:27 AM

The intriguing art, character and dance moves of the norwegian graphic novel legend Harriton Pushwagner (Terje Brofoss) have inspired Norwegians for a long time, although he first got his brakethrough after the turn of the millennium.

For those of us

Sleepyheads, Good Night & Sleep Tight

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 2:45 AM

Come climb on my back and slumber
While I carry on apace
I vow not to stoop or stumble
For fear you would smash your face

– Randall C.

This time readers, you are in luck! Usually I carry on

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