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The Guardian Vs. Comic Books

The Guardian newspaper has been a long supporter of the comic book medium and te variety of genres within. They have serialised Posy Simmonds’ graphic novels, run special issues to accompany the British Library exhibitions and generally put comic books on the front page of more of their weekend magazines and culture guides than any […]

The Angoulême Awards 2015 – Riad Sattouf To Chris Ware

The Angoulême Awards have now all been presented, as well as the Grand Prix Award to Katsuhiro Otomo and the Grand Prix Special Prize to Charlie Hebdo. And it wouldn’t be the only reference to that magazine in the prizes… The Gold Award for Best Album went to L’Arabe Du Futur Vol 1 by Riad Sattouf, published by Allary. […]

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Stan Lee Nominated For 2016 Angoulême Festival President

The list for the Angoulême Grand Prix has been published. Voted on by the Academy, the winner of the most prestigious ward in comic books is names the President of the next festival. This year it was won by Bill Watterson, after Alan Moore declined the honour. Nevertheless, he is nominated again, as well as for the first […]

Amazon Glitchwatch: Chris Ware’s Building Stories Is Now £4.99

It’s one of the greatest comic books of the decade. Building Stories by Chris Ware. Currently this massive comics about buildings and the way humans live in and around them, that breaks the comic book format into creating separate items that all link together, in one big box is now £4.99 on Amazon.co.uk. Instead of […]

Chris Ware Serialises His New Comic In The Guardian, Starting Today

The Guardian newspaper has a short but proud history of serialising comic books in its pages, with both Posy Simonds’ Gemma Bovary and Tamara Drewe receiving their first airing on a regular basis in its pages. As of today, Acme Novelty Library creator Chris Ware has begun serialising his latest work, The Last Saturday, every […]

What’s In Scott McCloud’s The Best American Comics 2014?

The Best American Comics is an annual volume, edited by a different prominent comic book person each year, and published by Houghton Mufflin Harcourt. The 2014 volume is edited by Scott McCloud. And here is what you are getting. Basically it’s a really posh comic book version of Nerd Block. Consider this the unboxing video… […]

Chris Ware’s Poster For Today’s East London Comic Art Festival

The East Coast of the US may be full of comic conventions this weekend, but East London isn’t doing too badly either, as this Chris Ware poster for the event implies. On until 7pm tonight, with guests including the aforementioned Chris Ware, Seth, Anouk Ricard, Jesse Moynihan, Anne Simon, Mattias Adolfsson, Takayo Akiyama, Sjoerd van […]


Boycott Threatens To Disrupt Angoulême Grand Prix

The Grand Prix at Angoulême is the highest acclaim any comic book creator can receive in comics. Voted on by the Grand Prix Academy made up of acclaimed French comic book creators, the winner will become a member of the Academy and the president of next year’s Angoulême festival. Presented to authors whose work is […]

Lying In The Gutters, 30th December 2013 – At Last, The Time Is Near

Chris Ware draws the New Yorker’s first issue cover for January again. It’s almost the end of 2013 as we know it! Tomorrow we have the Rumour Awards, the Lying In The Gutters Of The Year and there seems to be lots of lists and charts lying around the place. So let’s kick off with […]

Chris Ware – Telling And Retelling Stories About Ourselves

Ramon Vitral recently interviewed Chris Ware for the Brazilian magazine Galileu. Bleeding Cool is happy to exclusively run the original English version. Building Stories comprises 14 publications and you haven’t set a reading sequence. Based on analytic combinatorics, I’ve found that there are 87 billions, 178 million, 291 thousand and 200 different possibilities of reading it. […]

Chris Ware And Joe Sacco, Stripped In Edinburgh

Bleeding Cool’s Senior Scottish Correspondent Gary Gray writes from Edinburgh; For the last few years the Edinburgh Book Festival has been dipping its toe in comics. Normally the Book Festival focuses on purely the written medium with a few comics related events thrown in, mainly focusing on creators who cross borders of the medium such […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Publication Design

By Cameron Hatheway Alas, here we are at the final category of the Eisners. It’s the most appropriate category to finish with, for at the end of the day it’s all about judging the book by its cover while you’re browsing through the store. What about it catches your eye; the massive size of it? […]

Chris Ware, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Joe Sacco, Posy Simmonds, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Paul Cornell And More At Edinburgh’s “Stripped” Event

Chris Ware, Joe Sacco, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Paul Cornell and Posy Simmonds are taking are part in Stripped as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Other names include Denise Mina, Paul Gravett, Melinda Gebbie, Warren Pleece, Roger Gibson, Chris Riddell, Jon Naught,  Stephen Collins, Robin and Lorenzo Etherington, Robbie Morrison, […]

Countdown To The Eisners – Best Graphic Album-New

 By Cameron Hatheway If this were the Academy Awards, this may be the grand finale of categories for some fans. It’s certainly a category that people pay attention to, for the winner could be the next big present this holiday season for people to give to friends and family who are trying to get into […]

Chris Ware Calls For Radical Honesty In Denver

By Hannah Means-Shannon On the eve of the Denver Comic Con, at the Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, Dr. William Kuskin of the University of Colorado, Boulder, engaged cartoonist Chris Ware in a question and answer session that probed fairly deeply into Ware’s life and work. Kuskin introduced Ware as a figure […]

Building Stories All Sold Out From Amazon And Barnes And Noble Before Christmas

Building Stories by Chris Ware is one of those perfect Christmas gifts for comic book readers. A collection of a variety of comics, newspapers, pamphlets that tell one story in many different ways, it is bound to top a number of people’s best-of-year lists. That’s if you can find it. Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk are out. […]

Amazon’s Top Ten Graphic Novels Of 2012

Amazon.com has run its list of the best graphic novels of 2012. Come on guys, there’s still a month and a half to go! Have you even read the new Grandville yet? The No 1 book, Building Stories by Chris Ware, also gets a mention in no 11 in Amazon’s best of all books of […]


Why You Must Destroy Chris Ware’s Latest Print For November

Chris Ware’s Building Stories from Pantheon is a much anticipated, massive comic dedicated to our city dwelling follies. Which is why I now have to also buy the cut-out-and-assemble version. And then do as it instructs. The Multi-Story Buliding Model – Chris Ware Portfolio is signed limited edition thirteen sheet print that encourages you to destroy […]