Tweet Despite an attempt to liven things up with a more actually influential cartoonist winning the Grand Prix at Angoulême, 72 year old Dutch cartoonist Willem has won. Lambiek tells us of him Born and bred in de Veluwe, one of the most conservative regions of Holland, Willem has become one of the world's most [...]
Tweet The opening titles of The Adventures of Tintin, while not technically part of the screenplay, offer a jaunty, tongue-in-cheek symposium on the action-adventure genre. Or, that is to say, on the films of Steven Spielberg. There’s a boy, he’s got a companion, in this case a dog, and there is danger and bad guys and [...]
Tweet Speaking of the Angoulêeme comics festival, Comixology is there and making news. Earlier in the week it was the announcement of an office opening in France, and plans to offer local European language content throughout the continent. Since foreign sales were already a big part of Comixology’s English-language sales, this was a no-brainer. ComiXology’s [...]
The biggest comics-focused event in the world is underway drawing hundreds of thousands of people to look at comics and cartoonists with no movie stars to distract them, Despite this, only one English language reporter seems to be filing from the show, Comics Reporter’s Bart Beatty who has his first two reports here and here.
Tweet It was a must-go sight unseen but now that it’s been seen, we’re dialing up Porter Air for tickets. This year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival—held May 11-12th—not only presents manga legends Taiyo Matsumoto and Gengoroh Tagame, but Euro comics master Blutch and US icons Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly. It’s gonna be awesome. Fans of [...]
Tweet The Phoenix Weekly is a UK comics magazine for kids—somewhat in the tradition of the ancient Beano and the departed Dandy—but a little more up to date. All of these venerable kids brands have gone kidgital, but the Phoeniz now has a snappy new iPad app, designed by the Panel Nine crew. It’s onsale [...]
A nice capstone for a year of graphic novel triumph as Dotter of Her Fathers Eyes by Mary and Bryan Talbot has won the Costa Award for best biography. The Costa is a respected UK literary prize, and the Talbots win is emblematic of wider acceptance, says the Guardian
Tweet BAREFOOT GEN and I SAW IT creator Keiji Nakazawa died on December 19th at age 73. The cause was lung cancer. As a boy of six, Nakazawa survived the nuclear bomb that fell on Hiroshima, although most of his family died in the bombing. The horrific events that followed were recounted in fictionalized form [...]
Tweet First off…congrats to cartooners Abby Denson and Matt Loux who tied the knot not long ago. And then celebrated with a honeymoon in Japan that including exhibiting at the Kaigai Manga Festa. Denson has a report on the event, which was part of the bigger Comitia show. It was also the first Japanese comics [...]
TweetSmall boutique publishers are popping up everywhere, and here’s a newish one from the UK: Great Beast, which was founded by Adam Cadwell and Marc Ellerby, and they’ve just released two nice looking graphic novels. You can buy the physical books (which have top notch production) or space-saving digital versions. Cadwell passed along some info [...]
Tweet The picks for the Angoulême 2013: Official Selection have been announced; as widely noted, the lists in recent years are much more populist—THE WALKING DEAD, FABLES—than formerly. The published lists are all in French and we’re going to risk horrible danger by attempting to list the English titles of the English books. Sélection officielle [...]
Tweet We like our Comic-Con, and our TCAF and all the other great North American comics extravaganzas, but only London has a comics festival which runs for a WHOLE MONTH. It’s called Comica and it’s going on now. A bunch of amazing events alreayd tooks place, such as the Comiket show and an appearances by [...]
By Finnish artist Janne Tervamäki. Via Boing Being.