I got quite a response to my rant on the ascent of graphic novels and and decline of the periodical that ran last week. While I felt constrained not to leak to much of the BookScan reports, one commenter felt no such compunction and posted LAST week’s top 20 (And the complete top 20 for […]
In recent years, Paco Roca has established himself as one of the bright lights of Spanish cartooning and the world. Perhaps best known for his 2007 graphic novel Wrinkles about a group of elderly residents in a home that deals in beautiful and heartbreaking ways with dementia and other issues.
Asaf Hanuka’s webcomic The Realist has been running for years with a mix of withering self deprecation, family foibles and the occasional dark realities of life in Tel Aviv. As caustic as it can be, it’s also a humane and insightful look at how we process life internally and externally. It’s also funny as hell and […]
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 […]
The Beat takes a look at Japan with the manga Solanin during their 24 Hours of International Comics.
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, […]