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 […]

The Eternaut may just be the most interesting graphic novel of the season

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Here’s a book that has received little attention but SHOULD, especially in a world where cartoonists are still being imprisoned and worse for their beliefs. Fantagraphics has just published The Eternaut by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Francisco Solano Lopez. Lopez is known here for his sturdy, imaginative work for a number of publishers from the […]

Kieron Gillen on Thought Bubble: “This was the biggest one ever, and also the most efficient.”

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Oh yeah speaking of Thought Bubble apparently it was amazing and incredible and love and comics flowed like a beacon of light in a dark world of chaos. OR something. Kieron Gillen, sort of a founding patron of the show, has a full length report with playlists and everything. : This was the biggest one […]