Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is already a classic in his native Singapore, as the first graphic novel to win a major literary award, and its one of the most startling and original graphic novels of the year anywhere. Displaying cartooning skills, vision and a sense of Singapore history, it’s the equivalent […]
TCAF is here! The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is a huge highlight of the North American comics schedule, and this year’s show has an amazing stellar guest list of cartoonists from around the world and is expanding with a new venue, the Masonic Temple just for you Invisibles Fans. While the TCAF website has […]
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.
Here’s another discovery I found while researching German comics publishers yesterday… The title of the new Asterix album, the second since Albert Uderzo retired, was announced at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Tuesday! The title of #Album36 is … pic.twitter.com/afdYAfFHU0 — Astérix (@asterixofficiel) March 31, 2015 22 October 2015 is the announced release date, but […]
While doing research on my German comics article, I discovered an interesting press release in the Erlangen Comics Salon website. The news? Five comics cultural festivals in Europe have formed an organization to better network and promote comics in Europe, to be known as EUROCOMICS – European Comic Festivals Association. Le Festival international de la bande […]
[When visiting the German-language sites below, I suggest using Google Chrome, or another web browser which allows for easy translation of German. And if you read only one thing from this post, it should be this.] Guten Tag! Germany… it’s a bit of a conundrum in Continental comics. Smack dab in the middle of Europe, […]
§ Congrats to Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth for winning the Stranger’s Genius Award for Literature. Many would say Gary is strange, many a genius so it all cosmically came together. The Stranger is Seattle’s resident culture paper, and each year it gives out its Genius Awards. Groth prevailed over Ms. Marvel’s G. Willow Wilson and […]