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 […]

Katsuhiro Otomo’s poster for 2016 Angoulême festival revealed

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When Japanese cartoonist/animator Katsuhiro Otomo won the Grand Prix at this year’s Angoulême comics fest, he became the first manga artist to win the prize—the win followed several years of controversy regarding the festival’s failure to recognize more international cartoonists. And unlike the 2014 winner Bill Watterson, who was at the event in spirit only, […]

Spring Preview: Conundrum Press announces 20th anniversary anthology, Roher GN and Valium collection

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Canada’s Conundrum Press, publisher of such fine graphic novels as Photobooth, the works of Joe Ollman and much more, is rolling out its spring list over on their blog. Since the company will be 20 years old in 2016, they’s announced an anniversary anthology, as well as a book by up and coming CCS grad […]