Last weekend, The Frankfurt Book Fair showcased two German comics awards: The Deutscher Cartoon Preis (German Cartoon Prize), awarded since 2006 Sondermann Publikumspreis (Sondermann audience award), awarded since 2004 The German Cartoon Prize has two divisions: newcomer (Aufsteiger), and published (Buch). The newcomer award was presented to Stefan Wirkus, an entertainer, cartoonist, caricaturist, and emcee. […]
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So there are numerous comics fans wandering the Frankfurt Book Fair. There are lots of manga fans, perhaps more than would be found at an American comic con, as European fandom was never as superhero-centric as that in the United States. So why not add some cosplay to the fun? With the growing popularity of […]
If you’re a fan of the X-Men, then you should thank editor Jordan D. White for handling them so well. Marvel’s finest moustache has been busy working within the X-Men office for several years now, editing titles like Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine & The X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, and many others. Before then, he worked on a variety of […]
At the currently running Destination Star Trek convention in London this weekend – the first official UK Star Trek convention in 10 years – all five of the Star Trek captains have assembled. From left-to-right, we have Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Sir Patrick Stewart, and William Shatner: This is the first time they’re […]
(Die Pflichtlektüre translates to “required reading” in German. Most of the following links are auf Deutsch, so either use a translation program (Google Chrome does it automatically), or find a friend to help you.) In English: The Goethe Institute has a great website for German comics! (Also includes links to various sites and publishers.) [Anyone […]
So what’s news? Besides the large number of titles ranking within the Top 1000?
While searching German comics publishers, I discovered a German comic con happening one week after the Frankfurt Book Fair: Comic Action 2012. http://www.comicaction.de/php/index.php?action=ausstellerinfo Here are the bullet points: Running since 1999 Part of SPIEL, a massive games show (halls 4-12 in Essen, 8+9 for comics) 152,000 visitors, 763 exhibitors from 31 nations showing their products […]