Posts Tagged ‘L’Association’

a roundup of links to tcj.com Angoulême coverage

Posted by on February 1st, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Write-ups and Announcements:

Matthias Wivel

Angoulême, Friday

Angoulême, Saturday

Art Speigelman wins Grand Prix

International Blogs

Fredrik Stromberg

Stromberg arrives.

The L’Asso Strike.

On the Platinum Meet.

On comics in the cathedral.

On signings.

On cultural acceptance.

Bart Croonenborghs

A Quick Guide to Belgium at Angoulême

Angoulême: Friday

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 11:31 AM

As mentioned in several places already, the big story here is the ongoing strike at L’Association (I’ve been writing about it here and here). Their booth, which is placed at the head of the big so-called Noveau monde tent (which houses all the small press publishers, fanzine emporia, etc) has a massive sign up saying “Employees on Strike,” with pamphlets out explaining the situation, and no books for sale. One speculates whether, as bad as this surely is for the publisher (in terms of sales in addition to everything else), it might also be something of a perverse, unintended PR scoop. At any rate, this particular Angoulême will surely be remembered by many as the one with l’Asso on strike.

Take Two — An Interview with Ruppert/Mulot

Posted by on February 1st, 2010 at 12:01 AM

The cartooning duo Florent Ruppert and Jérôme Mulot are amongst the most remarkable emerging talents on the Francophone comics scene. A two-headed cartoon beast, theirs is an organic collaboration, melding writing and drawing. Their comics are possessed of a strong …

TCJ 300 Conversations: Jean-Christophe Menu & Sammy Harkham

Posted by on December 14th, 2009 at 12:49 AM

 

If we think of ourselves as geologists and the comics field as seismic activity, we would be led again and again to the global epicenters that are Sammy Harkham and Jean-Christophe Menu. Operating a hemisphere apart as artists and …

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