Sweden posts

The New Serieteket

Posted by on February 20th, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Recently I  visited the new incarnation of Serieteket, Sweden’s only speciality library for comics, enjoying a presentation by the ever energetic library manager Kristiina Kolehmainen. Serieteket has been around for 15 years and is a unique establishment in the Northern …

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 …

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” …

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.
For …

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 …

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 …

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