We’ve got a lot to cover today, from forgotten secrets of comics to secrets that should be forgotten.
Takahashi would be only the second woman to win.
Surprise: it’s Nick Drnaso.
§ I got a bath bomb for Christmas and wondered if I should take one of those fancy baths with wine and candles and a book. This idea has never appealed to me since the candles will fall into the water and go out, the book will get all wet, and you’ll get […]
§ Nice Art; Australian cartoonist Joshua Wright gives us the story of the evil holiday dragon Kringlekrist, in “The Christmas Wyrm.” § And with that we wind down to the holiday and the last few links of the shrinking year, as snow drifts gently over this site. § The audio of Caitlin McGurk interviewing Chris […]
§ In Tamul Nadu, a state in India, cartoonist Bala G was arrested for a cartoon he posted on his Facebook page. The cartoon, above, refers to a local scandal where a family of four set themselves on fire outside the office of a debt collector who they said was harassing them. Bala’s cartoon is […]
§ Nice Art: A page from Suehiro Marou’s The Laughing Vampire, reviewed here by Sarah Horrocks. Marou is a Japanese manga artist known for his extremely disturbing books, like Panorama Island and Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show, which depict erotic horror in a very precise style. Why Marou? Keep reading. § Saladin Ahmed, writer of […]
The annual Angouleme comics festival is taking place RIGHT NOW, and sadly for comics news website traffic, unlike last year’s disaster, things are progressing in an orderly and well-mannered fashion. And we have a new Grand Prix winner, Cosey, the pen name of Bernard Cosandey. Cosey beat out two other finalists, Chris Ware and Manu Larcenet. […]
Watch this on The Scene. Chris Ware is neither a luddite nor a technophobe. He’s created computer apps and hearing him talk about his ideas for the technology, it seems that the cost of doing what he wanted is the sticking point for is vision. HE’s also made a few animations, in celebration with Jon […]
It seems that Chris Ware, the genius behind Building Stories and other structural comics masterpieces, and Hajime Isayama, the Attack on Titan creator we wrote about a few posts ago, share some of the same things: low self esteem as the lot of the cartoonist. Ware has as piece called “Why I Love Comics” in […]