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Uderzo Family Settle Their Differences Over Asterix Legacy

After seven years not speaking to each other (and with a few lawsuits in the middle), a statement has been released stating that the co-creator of Asterix, Albert Uderzo and his wife Ada Uderzo have reconciled with their daughter Sylvie Uderzo, ending a seven-year conflict of …

Art Spiegelman Tops Petition Over Treatment Of Ex-Angoulême Director Gilles Ciment

La Cité de la BD is the French comic book institution that includes the Angoulême comics museum and is very influential in the annual Angoulême comic book festival, the largest such comic event in the Western world. Its director, Gilles Ciment was …

Terry Dodson’s Red Widow, To Red Skin, To Red One From Image Comics Next Year

Early this week, we gave a look at the new cover to Terry Dodson‘s Red Widow, now renamed due to legal concerns as Red Skin, for the launch of the first volume, Welcome To America, in France next month. The …

Terry Dodson’s Red Widow Changes Its Name To Red Skin. And Shows Off Lots Of It.

This was Terry Dodson‘s original cover to the French graphic novel series he’s drawing, Red Widow. At the tie we thought that was just a leeeetle close to Marvel Comics’ Black Widow, including the spider design. Well, it seems, so …

How Come The French Get All The Best Batman Comics?

The French have one of the most successful comic book industries and art forms in the world. So why do they have to rub it in and make the imported American comics even better? They already have a Complete Geoff …

In Court For Drawing A Cartoon Of The Pope

In 2010, French cartoonist Plantu drew a cartoon picturing the Pope having sex with a baby. Which means the Pope portrayed wasn’t this Pope, it was the last one. As a result, he has been sued by a Catholic association …

How Paris Comics Expo Is Becoming A Little More… American, In November

France does comic conventions a little differently. One tradition occurs around how comic creators create are at said shows. And how the Paris Comics Expo is going to change things and make them a little more… American. I remember in …

The French Free Comic Book… Two Days

France does Free Comic Book Day differently. Firstly, they do it two weeks later, because they are lazy. Then they take two whole days to do it in. And they only give away eight free comics. See, it’s that lack …

The Most Outrageous Title For A Comic Book Is Slowly Coming True…

Here is the comic.   Translated, this German blog-turned comic by Mazas Sylvain reads ”This book will allow me to solve the Middle-East conflict, get my degree and find me a woman” After publishing the first volume he got his degree. After publishing the …

Batman: Dark Knight Returns, Year One, Dark Victory, Hush And Court Of The Owls In Black And White And French

It’s not just DC Comics in America that is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman. In France, DC licensor Urban Comics (Dargaud) is going to publish five classic Batman comics in black and white. And in French, obviously. Dark Knight …

What’s More Alternative Than The Alternative Section Of Angoulême

Xavier Lancel writes for Bleeding Cool, SCARCE held its usual booth in the Alternative/Small editors section of the FIBD (International Bandes Dessinées Festival) in Angoulême, France, during the four days of this event. While feeling the wholeness of the event …

Bill Watterson Wins Angoulême Grand Prix. Now, For Next Year…

Bill Watterson has won the Angoulême Grand Prix, giving the creator of Calvin & Hobbes membership of the Angoulême Academy and making him president of next year’s Angoulême comics festival. Which, for a comic creator often regarded as a bit …

Alan Moore Withdraws From Angoulême Grand Prix

So Alan Moore is one of the three main nominees for the Grand Prix of Angoulême, alongside Bill Watterson and Katsuhiro Otomo. Such an honour, the greatest in the comics industry, would see Moore made a member of the Angoulême …

Over Four Hundred Twenty-Four Hour Comics At Angoulême

One of the amazing regular events at Angouleme is the twenty-four hour comic event, in which comic creators, professionals, amateurs and students all compete to put out a twenty-four page comic in one full day. Over four hundred of them. …

This Is What A French Digital Comic Reader Looks Like

ComiXology are at Angouleme, and are surveying people passing by the booth… and these are the results so far. And they have Jeremy Nguyen writing and drawing an Angouleme diary on the go…

Bob And Bobette Get A Modern Makeover

Bob And Bobette is a classic Belgian comic strip. It looks like this. Or rather it did. Because it’s getting a revamp and now looks… like this.   Quite a jump! Zombies must be next!

Paris To Get Its Very Own Comics Art School, Funded By Guy Delcourt

The most famous French language comics schools are the St. Luc Institute in Brussels and the Angoulême School. Strangely, I don’t think that Paris had anything to match…. until now. Guy Delcourt is the head of France’s second largest comics …

J’Adore Le Alan Moore

The Cité du Livre of Aix-en-Provence in France is planning its major exhibition of comic book artwork for the year, their eleventh to date. And they have chosen Englishman Alan Moore, the first time they have celebrated a comics writer …