Digital comics purveyor ComiXology and French indie publisher Delcourt Group are teaming up to give readers a glance at the events that preceded Christophe Bec’s PROMETHEE series.
I’ve never been able to wrap my head around the anger directed toward undocumented immigrants, and the escalation of that topic hasn’t helped me parse the topic any better. I can understand if you have reasons to be against people entering the country without going through the “proper” channels — not my view, but you […]
Unfolding in total silence, from a script by Wilfrid Lupano, and with absolutely breathtaking art by Grégory Panaccione, A Sea of Love inserts broad strokes into very simple lives by portraying the slapstick, satirical adventures of a fisherman and his wife as they become swept up by the fury of the sea and the wider […]
Taking the traditional tropes of myths and legends and turning them on their heads, Song of Aglaia has French cartoonist Anne Simon trace the fairy tale life of a water nymph as she finds herself outside the world she was raised in, facing cruelty and working to overcome the darkness of the world. When I say […]
Titan Comics previews the fall release of the possibly true tale of innovative cartoonist Winsor McCay.
We all have things we’d like to explain to our teenage selves, and I have a feeling the older we get, the more we want to unload. But there are levels of knowledge that can be addressed depending on your life. The necessary conversation might entail professional or educational advice. It might touch on family […]
In America, extended families that are defined by alienation seem to be the result of dysfunction more than anything else, but I’ve found that Europe has multiple instances born of migration, war, disease. Roots are cut by hardship and survival, with some of these strands leading to America. In Portugal French comic book artist Cyril […]
The Angouleme-winning Monsieur Jean series by Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian is celebrated here with It Don’t Come Easy, a collection of some of the latter-day stories in the series, a grouping that covers Jean’s settling down and finds other characters in the cast doing some semblance of the same. These stories often get compared […]
Compiled of stories from the 1970s, The Green Hand and Other Stories presents for the first time translated into English the work of French cartoonist Nicole Claveloux, whose surrealist art comics at the time represent her own personal psychological landscapes, while also wrapping in references to European art and literature. The epic title story “The […]
FIBD #45 is just a memory now but it seems to be a pleasant one for most people who attended. The hanging out and eating wonderful three hour dinners was just fine, as usual, but the show had none of the mortifying faux pas of the past few years and serious things were taken seriously. […]