Two English language comics – the latest in the Megg, Mogg and Owl series by Simon Hanselmann , and Beverly by highly regarded newcomer Nick Drnaso– won prizes at the Fauve Award,s given out Saturday night at FIBD in Angoulême. JEremie Moreau’s historial “The Saga of Grimr” took the coveted Best Album prize. The ceremony […]
It’s definitely last minute but a little overnight shipping or heading to your local comics shop/small business might get you some pressies for those picky comics fans. (Note some of these links are affiliate links.) For The Hard Cord Indie Snob: Simon Hanselmann’s limited editions Complete Truth Zone. These comics starring Hanselmann’s usual crew are […]
“This is a classy toilet book, a ‘Paris Review toilet book.'”
Cartoonists doing thing, blabbing about it.
Even though it’s two weeks in the rearview mirror, a lot of worthy writing has been done about this year’s Small Press Expo. I’m sure devotees have read all the following, but given all the talk about what sells at conventions and the evolving comics market, this was an important show to think about. § […]
At SPX, following the Ignatz awards, a very special wedding took place, as cartoonist Simon Hanselmann, author of Megahex, wed comics in a ceremony presided over by SPX Executive Director Michael Thomas. Michel DeForge, currently on tour with Hanselmann, stood in for comics, althuogh several acual comics were present. Hanselmann, who is a cross dresser, […]
This weekend the Small Press Expo takes place in North Bethesda, MD. The show is known for its collegial, summer camp vibe, but this year, it is going ALL OUT. There will never again be talk about the pig roast or the softball game or the karaoke or anything else, because this year there is […]
Simon Hanselmann, Patrick Kyle and Michael DeForge are going on tour together, an event that will doubtless span a thousand autobio comics. DeForge is the best known of the group, acclaimed for Lose, Ant Comix and many more of his abstractly horrifying enquiries into social systems human and animal. Hanselmann’s Megahex presents a sit-com for […]
This fellow here is Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind. Today he is going to make a lot of people very very unhappy; I hope I’m not one of them.
Underground comics have made household names for a number of comics creators, whom at the forefront exposed a new era of radically unorthodox drawing styles and subject matters, but also whose eccentric personalities and antics made them as recognizable as the work they were putting out. It’s hard to fully comprehend a work like CEREBUS […]