Halfway into a pleasant Oakland morning I met up up with Jason Shiga in his family home. At a nearby cafe, we talked about his recently completed comic Demon, his approaching yearlong residency in Angoulême, France, and a variety of other topics over breakfast. Comics Beat: Right now, when people think of Jason Shiga they […]
Lucy Knisley is rapidly becoming a household name in the world of memoir, alternating between travelogues such as French Milk and Displacement and more thematic memoir work such as her New York Time’s Bestselling Relish and her brand new, well, Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride all about her experiences of getting married as well as a critique of […]
Touting it as “the first truly international graphic novel”, Humanoids announced a brand new anthology named The Tipping Point, due out January 2016. Featuring 13 creators from 3 continents and simultaneously published in 4 countries, it’s hard to contest their claim and I gotta tell you, I’m still picking my jaw up off the floor with this list. With names like Naoki Urasawa, Frederik Peeters, Boulet, Paul Pope, Taiyô Matsumoto,Bastien Vivès, and more – good luck not picking this up.
If you’re hankering for something to scratch that Samurai Champloo itch, you should take a look at Stéphane Métayer’s Tephlon Funk! – a Hip Hop story told through an manga-influenced comic with French artists David Tako and Nicolas Safe. The Kickstarter campaign has 5 days left on it and they’re just over the 50% mark to self-publish the […]