My Angoulême Diary, Day 0: Planes, Trains and Camembert

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Bonjour, Beat readers, after two days of travel and jetlag, I’m pretty much embedded here in the Rights Center at Angouleme, with free wifi and free Nescafe.

I haven’t had a chance to see most of the Festival yet, but that will take several days as the entire town has been taken over by the world of bande desinée.

Pedigree Chum 30/01/14: Après Moi le Déluge

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Hey! How about that? A bit of French to start things off, how fancy and educational we’re all being this morning. Heidi’s swanned off to France to drink Cognac and Coffee for a few days, leaving the rest of us here to wander the vast wasteland of the internet, stood in the shadow of a tower […]

Interview: Mick Foley talks about his surreal new WWE Superstars comic

Interview: Mick Foley talks about his surreal new WWE Superstars comichttp://comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/110812foley1.jpg Tweet [I don’t follow wrestling as closely as I used to, but if there’s one sports entertainment superstar that you can’t ignore, it’s Mick Foley. Whether you were laughing at Mankind, Dude Love or Cactus Jack, Foley’s stellar, often poignant promos, absurdist gimmicks—Socko?—and ability […]

Interview: Mick Foley talks about his surreal new WWE Superstars comic

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[I don’t follow wrestling as closely as I used to, but if there’s one sports entertainment superstar that you can’t ignore, it’s Mick Foley. Whether you were laughing at Mankind, Dude Love or Cactus Jack, Foley’s stellar, often poignant promos, absurdist gimmicks—Socko?—and ability to take more chair shots than anyone should, made him one of […]

Stephen Mooney Wraps Up Half Past Danger’s First Volume [Interview]

Stephen Mooney Wraps Up Half Past Danger’s First Volume [Interview]http://ift.tt/1jJ5evx Tweet Stephen Mooney’s miniseries Half Past Danger comes out in a big hardcover edition today, published by IDW. It’s a story of heroes versus dinosaurs, with Nazis, femme fatales and even the odd ninja thrown in, all written and drawn in incredible fashion by Mooney as […]

Stephen Mooney Wraps Up Half Past Danger’s First Volume [Interview]

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Stephen Mooney’s miniseries Half Past Danger comes out in a big hardcover edition today, published by IDW. It’s a story of heroes versus dinosaurs, with Nazis, femme fatales and even the odd ninja thrown in, all written and drawn in incredible fashion by Mooney as his first creator-owned and made project. I spoke to Mooney last year […]

The Beat Interview: Eric Stephenson ”Our industry is in the midst of some pretty amazing changes.”

The Beat Interview: Eric Stephenson ”Our industry is in the midst of some pretty amazing changes.”http://ift.tt/1mSEuG5 Tweet [Image Expo was held a few weeks ago and revealed a stunning line-up of new books by some of comics best, and it was the latest event in what has been a huge string of successes—artistic and financial— for […]

Commentary: The Continuing Marvel of Miracleman

Commentary: The Continuing Marvel of Miraclemanhttp://ift.tt/1czbKQH Tweet by Sam Thielman [This article contains teeeeeeeny, tiny spoilers. Sooooooo small. Very little. Please read it anyway.] Eventually, in Alan Moore’s final story arc from Miracleman, our hero makes contact with an alien who, after a breakdown in communication, decides to literally take him to its leader. Before […]

Bid, Buy, Love: Thought Bubble’s 2014 Charity Auction

Bid, Buy, Love: Thought Bubble’s 2014 Charity Auctionhttp://ift.tt/MqneNI Tweet Every year the team at Thought Bubble commission artwork from some of their star attendees and put it all up for auction to benefit Bernados, and this year the auction features pieces from Fiona Staples, Declan Shalvey, Annie Wu, Meredith Gran and Ming Doyle. The auction […]