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.
“How does it feel to be here, surrounded by cats?” The moderator’s already off to an auspicious start, given his (what I believe to have been, given my complete lack of German comprehension) promise not to discuss “why mice, why the holocaust.” It’s the proverbial gorilla in a room full of cats, of course, and while Spiegelman has visited the country a number of times in the past 25 years or so, it seems an odd choice not to discuss it the day before the opening of a retrospective on the cartoonist’s work. And here we are, like clockwork, dipping our toes in the water, the moderator asking how it feels sitting in this room, being, you know, the guy who got famous by writing a comic book about the Holocaust.
The 2012 Joe Shuster Awards, honoring the best in Canadian comics, were handed out on Saturday, September 15th at the Montreal Comic-Con. Jason Rockman and Catherine Smith-Desbiens handed out the awards–check the link for jury comments on the winners.
Up at the official blog, the poster for the 2012 Joe Shuster Awards has been unveiled, a design by Tyrone Biljan as an homage to Expo ’67 posters. The awards, presented to the best in Canadian comics, will be given out during the Montreal Comic-Con:
What’s this — a new book in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen-verse? yes, in a new book by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill called NEMO: HEART OF ICE. the website for the store Gosh! has details of the 48-page hardcover, which is due in February: