Blog Dividends of 2010: Listen, My Friends

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 1:33 AM

The Acme Novelty Company presents the life story of a sense of entitlement.

Interviews Interview with Chris Ware Part 1 of 2

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 12:01 AM

The first part of a two-part interview with Chris Ware, conducted by Matthias Wivel at, about Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.

News Art Spiegelman Grand Prix

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 2:25 PM

It has just been announced that Art Spiegelman is the recipient of this year's Grand Prix at the Festival Internationale de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême. Selected by the festival's academy, which is composed of former recipients, he joins Will Eisner and R. Crumb as the third American (and fifth non-francophone) to be bestowed this, the highest European honor that can be accorded a comics artist. Spiegelman has long been an obvious choice, but it has still taken the notoriously francocentric academy long to recognize him. The author of the seminal graphic novel Maus, surely as influential in Europe as in America, will act as next year's president.

Blog Angoulême: Saturday

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 12:07 PM

As usual Saturday brought the crowds to Angoulême. It is difficult to get around, but it brings to the festival a heady atmosphere of art and commerce. Even the Association staff decided today partly to suspend their ongoing strike in order to support their artists who had turned up to sign their books. Killoffer, Gerner, Baudoin, Sury, Ruppert & Mulot, and several more were drawing up a storm for the throngs passing through the doors to the Nouveau monde. There is talk of upcoming negotiations between direction and staff, but for the moment the situation remains strained.

Blog Wut 4?

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 6:52 AM

At HU, the internet meme/troll known as cough syrup wonders about comics.

Blog Last Week on HU

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 6:46 AM

Domingos Isabelinho on Tintin. Stephanie Folse on Elfquest. Matthias Wivel on Jimmy Corrigan. Richard Cook on the Comics Code. Ng Suat Tong on Brecht Evens' "The Wrong Place." Noah Berlatsky on Stanley Cavell. Alex Buchet on British comics and the English language.

Blog Doing the Impossible

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Some advice from a trio of cartoonists

Blog HU: From John Bull to Colonel Blimp

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 6:54 AM

Alex Buchet looks at the contribution of British comics to the English language.

Blog Minicomics: Ford, Frederick-Frost, Freibert

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 at 5:09 AM

Rob reviews Only Skin #6, by Sean Ford; Mr. Cellar’s Attic, by Noel Freibert; and Courtship of Ms. Smith, by Alexis Frederick-Frost.

Only Skin #6, by Sean Ford. Ford’s series will be collected by Secret Acres

Blog Next week on

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Chris Ware talks to Matthias Wivel; R.C. Harvey looks at Smurfs creator Peyo and tells us what it means to write comics; Rob Clough and Rich Kreiner cover minis from up-and-comers such as Alexis Frederick-Frost and Colin Tedford; and our foreign correspondents on all the latest from Angoulême.

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