2016 Joe Shuster Award winners announced: Lemire, Skroce, Tamaki and more

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The winners of the 2016 Joe Shuster Awards were announced last night at the Forest City Comic Con in London, ON. The awards are presented by the Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association and they honor the best in Canadian comics creators. (Superman co-creator Joe Shuster was born in Toronto.) The winners are below marked with […]

Cartoonist Connor Willumsen’s LICAF report should break the internet

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A few days ago I told you how Whitney Taylor’s convention reports are the industry standard, and I stand by that statement for factual reports that weigh the industry impact and success of a show. However, I must say, for presenting the miasma of emotion and anxiety that attending a show entails, in an expressionist way that […]

Insight Comics launches in 2017 with MFK, Die Hard, X-Com and more

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Last month, Insight Editions announced a new graphic novel imprint, and how, courtesy of Publishers Weekly, we have more details: Insight Editions, best known for lavishly illustrated art and coffee-table books on pop culture, is launching Insight Comics, an imprint specializing in original and licensed graphic novels of all styles. The imprint will publish an […]

New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer just revealed and I got so excited I cried

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    Damn. I did not know I missed these guys so much. This teaser footage passed the “Single tear rolling down my cheek” threshhold set by the Phantom Menace trailer back in the day. Yes I cried! Other may find themselves peeing their pants in excitement. Or just needing to change their underwear in general when […]

FRENCH COMICS FRAMED: Tonight an amazing French comics festival kicks off in New York

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If you like great cartoonists and live in New York, you are in luck, because a pretty amazing festival of French comics is coming to town and bringing some incredible artists with it including Pénélope Bagieu, Olivier Balez, François Boucq, Barbara Canepa, Stéphane Créty, Etienne Davodeau, Asaf Hanuka, Matz, Jean-Claude Mézières,Nicolas Otero, Arthur de Pins, Jean-Marc […]

Next Year’s Angoulême Comics Festival Will Not Be As Awful As This Year’s

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Relying on the old Google translate a bit here, but it looks like the 44th Festival of Comics of Angoulême has taken some steps to make sure it is not as horrible, sexist and out of touch as this year’s, an event which provided months of fodder for scorn, sarcasm and calling people “un cretin […]

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye wins Singapore Literature Prize

    The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Sonny Liew’s incredible history of Singapore told through an invented comics history, has become the first graphic novel to win the Singapore Literature Prize for English Fiction. It also won Book of the Year at the Singapore Book Awards. The accolades come as some vindication for Liew; […]

Spanish Fever hits SPX with five guests from Spain

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This year’s SPX already has a top notch guest list, but here’s an added bonus: five of the most exciting Spanish indie cartoonists, Santiago García, Ana Galvañ, David Rubín, Javier Olivares and José Domingo, will be appearing, thanks to  funding and assistance from SPAIN arts & culture. All five appear in Spanish Fever-Stories By The New Spanish Cartoonists, an anthology of 28 contemporary […]

Weekend reading and preview: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer is a dark, thought provoking piece of SF

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Fans of Vertigo Comics and Image Comics recent turn to intelligent SF, here’s another comic you should be checking out: The Solar Grid by Ganzeer. Ganzeer is an Egyptian muralist and graphic designer who was forced to leave his home after being targeted by the current Egyptian regime as a terrorist after he made some […]

Europe Comics and Cinebook come to ComiXology

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If you’ve been craving more amazing Euro-comix in your life. Comixology just made that dream come true. Europe Comics, the collective of French language publishers, and the much-under appreciated Cinebooks, are debuting today on the Comixology platform. You can see the lineup below and there’s some gold in there, both classic and contemporary, from Spirou to The Survivors to XIII.