Tag Archives: spain

Ex-El Jueves Spanish Cartoonists To Publish Orgullo y Satisfacción On Wednesday

Here’s the new website in progress. Translating as “Pride and Satisfaction. Artists without a magazine greet the new king. Hopefully on Wednesday 18th June.” The title refers to the usual sentence the King says in this annual speech for Christmas, broadcast …

A Rival To Spain’s El Jueves To Launch This Week, After Royal Pulping

Bleeding Cool has been following the pulping of last week’s issue of El Jueves, the Spanish satirical magazine in the style of Britain’s Private Eye, as he publishers objected to the cover cartoon depicting the abdicating king handing over a …

‘Offensive’ Cover Cartoon Sees 60,000 Copies Pulped By Publisher

El Jueves is a Spanish satirical magazine published for 39 years, weekly every Wednesday. Which is why it translates as “The Thursday”. Except this weeks issue, because it featured the story this week’s abdication of  King Juan Carlos I, after four …

Wanted, Brunettes With Overly Specific Bust Size To Work Barcelona Comic Con

The promotions agency NSH posted a job offer for hostesses to work at the upcoming Barcelona Comic Con… Translated? “We are seeking stewardesses to work on May 16, 17 and 18 in the Barcelona Comic Convention. Hours: May 16 : 4-7 pm; May  17: 11-14 …

No, Spain, Alan Moore Is Not In Madrid

Music magazine Mondo Sonoro, in Spain, is reporting on the news that Alan Moore is visiting the country, after he was seen buying books about the current anti-capitalist 15-M protest movement in a comic store in Madrid. The rest of …

Frank Quitely To Write And Draw His Own Comics

  Recently Coruña held its fifteenth annual comics convention, Viñetas desde o Atlántico 2012. J. Antonio Fraga attended for Bleeding Cool. Including the Frank Quitely panel. When asked about new projects, he mentioned the two books that everybody knows he’s …

R. M. Guéra To Choose Between Two New Jason Aaron Projects

Recently La Coruña in Spain hosted its fifteenth annual comics convention, Viñetas desde o Atlántico 2012. J. Antonio Fraga attended for Bleeding Cool. Including the panel with R. M. Guéra, he learned that after Scalped, R.M is finishing the last …

Glénat Sells Glénat SPAIN In A Management Buyout

The Spanish branch of one of the bigger French comics publishers, Glénat, has been bought out by its management, led by Felix Navarro and Joan Sabaté (pictured). Initially, Glénat decided to sell the branch to Panini, but the Spanish board …

El Catalogo Make A Grab For DC Comics Spanish Language Rights

Bleeding Cool has previously reported on Chile’s publishing of DC Comics, moving them into the mainstream. Looks like they’ve been too sucessful. In January, Spanish publisher El Catalogo will begin publishing comic books from DC Comics including their sub brands, …

Pope Gets Own Comic Book – And Not From Bluewater

Pope Benedict XVI is getting his own comic book – and it’s not from Bluewater. Manga Hero, an Californian Christian manga publisher is published the volume for World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain. Titled Habemus Papam!, these are the Latin …

(UPDATE) Another Swipe From Elizabeth Nogales

The last few days have seen the Spanish blogosphere go doolally over accomplished and prominent illustrator Elisabeth Nogales being caught out for blatant swipes of work, often over work pulled from the sites of amateur artists on Deviant Art. And …

Random House To Translate Spanish Alternative Comics For US Market

According to this report, Random House has set its eyes on publishing work from the Spanish alternative comics publisher Edicions de Ponent (Sunset Publishing). Ponent is basically the Spanish equivalent of Fantagraphics or Drawn & Quarterly, publishing books by the …

Pope Visit Sees Comic Magazine Kidnapped By Printers

The Pope is visiting Santiago de Compostela in Spainin November. Something that the Spanish people and media are currently obsessing about. As anyone does really. Enough for humour magazine Retranca to run a cartoon with the Pope surrounded by the …

Alan Moore – The Spanish Impersonation

There is a Spanish TV show featuring parodies of various celebrities. But it was quite a surprise when one episode featured Alan Moore. In a bowler hat. And then it gets really odd.