Posts Tagged ‘Galago’

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 …

AltCom 2010

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 1:45 PM

The AltCom weekend is over, and I must say that I am very pleased with how it all turned out. We’ve had a festival for kids and kids’ comics in Malmö for about ten years now, but this was the first all-out adult comics festival and it drew a fair number of visitors, some really interesting guests from all over the world, many publishers and so on.

Top Shelf’s Swedish Invasion

Posted by on July 26th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

The Troll KingIt sounds, on the face of it, like a great marketing idea. Find a country that has a thriving comics community, but yet isn’t well known for it by most North Americans comics readers, indy or otherwise (i.e. any place that’s not France or Japan). Then, translate and release a number of said country’s books to the American and Canadian public under the header of “The [name of country here] Invasion.” Voila! Almost half of your publishing catalog for the season is taken care of!

OK, so it’s safe to say that Top Shelf likely had more sincere and idealistic goals in mind beyond merely filling slots in their schedule when they released their “Swedish Invasion” collection of books earlier this year. After all, it’s not like publishing these books doesn’t come with a certain amount of financial risk; there aren’t that many readers clamoring to procure Scandinavian comics as far as I know.