Angoulême Festival manages to get even worse by humiliating cartoonists with “Faux Fauves”

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Angoulême has really jumped the shark this year. Not content with showing a medieval level knowledge of art and comics history by claiming that there were no significant women in the history of comics, the Festival has outraged everyone with what, from Google translate and the flood of legit outrage on my social media, was […]

MCM conventions expanding in Europe

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Speaking of conventions and their spread, the MCM Comic Con brand is expanding to Germany and Belgium. Currently MCM holds shows in London, Telford, Birmingham Manchester, Belfast, DublinGlasgow, Stockholm and Malmo, so they already have quite a global reach. The MCM Expo Group will stage MCM Hannover Comic Con on June 4-5 at Hannover Messe […]

So now Claire Wendling doesn’t want the Angoulëme Grand Prix either

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So after a few solid weeks of controversy and outcry, the finalists for this year’s FIBD Grand Prix were announced: Alan Moore, Hermann Huppen and Claire Wendling. If case you missed all the fun, here’s a rough timeline: • The Grand Prix is awarded each year at the close of the Festival international de la […]

NBM celebrates 40 years with a new logo, new brand and new website

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When you look at the list of comics publishers who have stayed the course throughout decades of tumultuous changes in distribution and audience, one most usually thinks of Archie, Marvel and DC. Only a bare handful of publishers have even lasted even from the 80s, including Dark Horse and Fantagraphics. But there’s one company that’s […]

Alors! Florence Cestac says Franck Bondoux is “un crétin total.”

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Whooooo-ah! This whole Angoulême-gate thing got out of hand FAST. In just 24 hours it went from an angry petition to the world’s best cartoonists rejecting their nominations to front page news to the festival sulkily added Marjane Satrapi and Posy Simmonds to their list, even though no one would vote for them, and a whirlwind of hot takes.

Call for boycott of Angoulême’s Grand Prix nominees after list includes only men

The long list for the 2016 Grand Prix at Angoulême was announced today—this is a kind of lifetime achivemenet award, and arguably the greatest honor a cartoonist can receive. It’s also been the center of much controversy in recent years over the jury’s tendency to select only winners from the inner circle of the Franco-Belgium comics world. […]

REALLY Nice Art: Golem by LRNZ coming from Magnetic in February

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GOLEM – Premiere Book Trailer 2016 Release from Neurobellum on Vimeo. Magnetic Press continues its strong slate of Euro comics releases with GOLEM by the Italian artist known as LRNZ: Set in a future, post-Eurozone Italy that is entrenched in a culture of hyper-capitalism, GOLEM follows young Steno Critone as he is kidnapped during a political protest gone […]