Angoulême 2014 : Bill Watterson, Katsuhiro Otomo and Alan Moore are the finalists for the Grand Prix

Angoulême 2014 : Bill Watterson, Katsuhiro Otomo and Alan Moore are the finalists for the Grand Prixhttp://ift.tt/1aFf3Ce Tweet Well, it looks like I picked a good year for my first ever visit to the Angoulême comics festival, because this year is already seething with intrigue. Take the choice of the Grand Prix winner for instance. This […]

Meanwhile, Amigo Comics is retrenching

Meanwhile, Amigo Comics is retrenchinghttp://ift.tt/1cNaohE Tweet And speaking of the indie world of publishers below the Top Seven, Amigo Comics is a periodical publisher that launched last year with the hope of putting out “creator owned comics”. It was the brainchild of Spain-based creator El Torres (Nancy in Hell) and to be honest we didn’t […]

Is Ape Entertainment dunzo?

Is Ape Entertainment dunzo?http://ift.tt/1e79pfS Tweet While PictureBox was the first big casualty of the potential Great ShakeOut of ’13-14, it seems that Ape Entertainment may have actually preceded it to the big hiatus box in the sky by just stopping without much notice or mention. It was Detective Carlson who first notice it was missing […]

Mark Trail in black fly shocker

Mark Trail in black fly shockerhttp://ift.tt/1mljKq8 Tweet It all started when someone wrote to The Black Mountain News of North Carolina to point out a shocking misstatement in a recent Mark Trail comic strip: There was a very misleading cartoon in the Jan. 12 Citizen-Times. Mark Trail supposedly gives worthwhile advice about spending time in […]

Read a 14-page excerpt of The Love Bunglers

Read a 14-page excerpt of The Love Bunglershttp://ift.tt/1aEqhqD Tweet Fantagraphics has posted an except from Jaime Hernandez’s The Love Bunglers, coming in April. This reprints the story from Love and Rockets #3-4 which is one of the pinnacles of comics art, a heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming story about how we conspire to run away from […]

Derf announces new graphic novel for 2015: Trashed

Derf announces new graphic novel for 2015: Trashedhttp://ift.tt/1eZyytZ Tweet Over at his blog, Derf Backderf, author of My Friend Dahmer, has announced his next book: a 288-page GN based on his Trashed webcomic. Abrams will publish it in Fall 2015. Trashed concerns the comedic adventures of a bunch of garbage collectors. SOLD! My Friend Dahmer—about […]