Exploring what European comics offer for American readers
Elric of Melniboné is one of the better-known swords and sorcery characters to not be created by Tolkien or George RR Martin, highly respected as a major influence on fantasy literature. Now one of his most definitive stories told through comics is coming back into print. Elric: Ruby Throne is receiving the deluxe edition treatment […]
This year’s MoCCA Festival is coming in a few weeks, April 1-2, with guests Gene Luen Yang, Blutch, Becky Cloonan and more. And the programming, curated by Bill Kartalopoulos, has just been released. You can see the full listings here , but the basic line-up is below. Programming takes place at Ink48 Hotel (653 11th Avenue at 48th […]
The second English language volume in French/Belgian team Benoit Peeters and François Schuiten‘s The Obscure Cities series, this was recently revived through a Kickstarter campaign by Alaxis Press, but IDW has partnered with them to complete the entire series, only a few titles of which have ever been translated. The Theory Of The Grain Of Sand works as […]
The Balkan comics anthology š! from kuš! is one of the more challenging delights of the comics world, grafting the sensibility of a contemporary art gallery onto the comics page. It regularly presents challenging and edgy work, often abstract, but with enough show of personality that you can see these are the works of real humans, and it comes in a striking mini-digest format that evokes Little Big Books, adding to its appeal as an object to display.
s!13 Life is Live kus! komiksi As someone who prefers to get stuck into a good long comic, where the opportunity to connect and associate with characters and invest in a world is greater, I was never much of reader of anthologies, providing as they do short strips or stories and often being jarringly inconsistent in terms […]
Karagoz Contributors: Thomas Wellmann, Nadine Redlich, Warwick Johnson Cadwell, Olaf Albers, Max Fiedler, Rita Fürstenau, Lomp, Michael Meier, Lisa Röper and Andreas Schuster. I’m delighted comics anthology Karagoz is finally available online for everybody to buy. It’s an anthology I enjoyed immensely after picking it up at Thought Bubble last year from contributor Warwick Johnson Cadwell’s table, having been instantly drawn by that great cover; […]
It seems appropriate to ring in the new year with a blue moon and a stork-bourne baby Smurf. THE BABY SMURF, including the title story and several other comics by the legendary Belgian native Peyo, is set for release on February 26th, 2013, a date that seemed all too futuristic even last week. For those […]