The Guardian : superheroes
00h22 15  janvier
Tintin cover art sells for record-breaking 3.2m
Sian Cain
Hergé’s original artwork for Le Lotus Bleu was rejected as too expensive to reproduce in 1936 and given to editor’s son, who kept it in a drawer for decadesA rejected Tintin cover illustrated by Hergé that was gifted to a child and kept in a drawer for decades has set a new world record as the most...
10h37 14  janvier
Captain America creator’s son hits out at Capitol mob’s use of superhero imagery
Sian Cain
Neal Kirby says he was appalled to see symbols of the patriotic action man among the crowds as Captain America is the antithesis of Donald Trump’The son of Captain America co-creator Jack Kirby has strongly condemned insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol last week wearing or brandishing...
09h00 05  janvier
Paul at Home by Michel Rabagliati review - sweet sorrows
Rachel Cooke
In this latest instalment of the melancholy Paul series, our nerdish hero is lonely and adrift - as well as bleakly funnyIf the latest volume in the long-running, semi-autobiographical Paul series by the Quebecer cartoonist Michel Rabagliati is by far the saddest of these wonderful books, it’s also...
05h00 28  décembre
Dylan Dog: the hit London-set Italian horror comic unknown in the UK
Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo
The Italian detective’s horror comic book adventures have sold 60m copies worldwide. So why is he not well-known in his fictional home?There is a breakfast cafe called Dylan Dog at 7 Craven Road, near Paddington station in west London. To most customers, it is simply another venue for coffee and...
14h51 11  décembre
New Batman will be black, DC Comics announces
Alison Flood
Character named Tim Fox will take up the cowl in new comic series written by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John RidleyThe next hero to don Batman’s cowl will be a black man, named Tim Fox, DC Comics has revealed.The identity of the new Batman, estranged son of Bruce Wayne’s business manager Lucius...
15h00 08  décembre
Even Keanu Reeves is doing it: why are comics going to Kickstarter?
David Barnett
The crowdfunding platform has boomed in the year of coronavirus, with indie mavericks joined by Hollywood royaltyComics have had a record-breaking year on Kickstarter. By October this year, backers had pledged 22m ( 16.5m) to comics projects, up from 17m by the same point in 2019. Since the...
19h00 04  décembre
The Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable EnviroTeens by First Dog on the Moon - sneak peek
First Dog on the Moon
In this exclusive extract from his new book, First Dog on the Moon’s intrepid enviro-heroes Binky, Pastry Person and Letitia travel to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch where all is not well The Carbon-Neutral Adventures of the Indefatigable EnviroTeens by First Dog on the Moon is out now through...
12h00 29  novembre
Graphic short story: Similar to But Not
Paul Rainey
Paul Rainey has been named winner in the Observer Cape Comica graphic short story prize 2020. This is his entryWinner Paul Rainey talks to Rachel CookeRead runner-up Ellie Durkin’s The Worm here Continue reading...
12h00 29  novembre
Graphic short story: The Worm
Ellie Durkin
Ellie Durkin has been named runner-up in the Observer Cape Comica graphic short story prize 2020. This is her entryRead Paul Rainey’s winning entry here Continue reading...
12h00 29  novembre
You need to look outside your own window’: the winner of our graphic short story prize 2020
Rachel Cooke
Loneliness, isolation and grief were common themes in this year’s Cape Observer Comica award for emerging cartoonists. But the winner made the judges laugh out loudRead winner Paul Rainey’s Similar to But Not hereRead runner-up Ellie Durkin’s The Worm hereIn Similar to But Not, the winner of this...
09h00 28  novembre
Best comics and graphic novels of 2020
James Smart
An award-winning tale of rival ice-cream sellers, a migrant Syrian family’s experiences of the US and a superhero in drag are just some of the highlightsIn a year in which Covid-19 and Brexit made borders an even hotter topic, some of the finest graphic novels told migrants’ stories. Welcome to the...
06h00 18  novembre
Boris the Menace? Beano to publish first comic for grownups
Mark Brown Arts correspondent
The prime minister and Dominic Cummings to feature in one-off edition BeanOLDBoris and Dom may have gone their separate ways but their crazy antics live on, and this week they may finally get their comeuppance. Not yet in real life but in the Beano at least.The 82-year-old comic will this week...
13h30 17  novembre
I wanted to discover the starting point of video games’: Edward Ross on new book Gamish
Keith Stuart
In his non-fiction graphic novel, the writer and comic-book artist takes us on a revealing exploration of the timeline of games - and why we play themVideo game histories tend to follow an achingly familiar structure. They start with Pong and the Atari years; they do the console wars between...
06h00 16  novembre
I feel joy’: how Bisha K Ali went from struggling standup to Marvel maestro
Poppy Noor
She was living on beans. Now she’s in LA writing Ms Marvel, the eagerly awaited TV series starring MCU’s first Muslim superhero. The writer talks about joyriding premiers and how to silence trollsBefore she became a Marvel screenwriter, Bisha K Ali was just another British standup struggling to get...
09h00 10  novembre
Moms by Yeong-shin Ma review - a joyous celebration
Rachel Cooke
This remarkable South Korean tale illuminates the longings and desires of four invisible’ middle-aged women Lee Soyeon is a divorced woman in her 50s who works as a cleaner in a Seoul apartment building. Her life isn’t easy. Her bosses are mean, and her thirtysomething son, who still lives at...
08h00 08  novembre
Cooking with fire: an extract from Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Graphic History
Yuval Noah Harari
Humanity discovers flame-grilled food in these pages from the new graphic adapation of the historian’s bestselling bookRead an interview with Yuval Noah Harari on adapting Sapiens Continue reading...
08h00 08  novembre
A new chapter in the evolution of Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens
Killian Fox
The historian and author on adapting his phenomenal bestseller into graphic format, why science needs storytellers, and how Covid fuels threats to humanityRead an extract from Sapiens: A Graphic HistoryWhen it was first suggested to Yuval Noah Harari that he appear as a character in the illustrated...
15h03 29  octobre
Matt Furie on life after Pepe the Frog: ’You have to lead by example’
Sam Thielman
The gentle creator of a cartoon that became a far-right mascot talks about the years of litigation against the likes of Alex Jones, and his ambitious new book MindviscosityMatt Furie - a superhumanly gentle person, imagine Bob Ross with a skateboard - never wanted to be in the political limelight....
08h00 17  octobre
Graphic artist Art Spiegelman on Maus, politics and ’drawing badly’
Sam Leith
Forty years on from the first masterpiece in comic-book history’, the Pulitzer-winning cartoonist talks fame, switching styles and why he doesn’t want to draw TrumpEarly in the second volume of Maus - the graphic novel about the Holocaust that made Art Spiegelman’s reputation - he includes a...
02h02 15  octobre
The bridge that fell: Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge collapse 50 years on - in pictures
On 15 October 1970, the under-construction West Gate Bridge, connecting Melbourne’s affluent eastern suburbs with its working-class west, collapsed. Thirty-five people died. It was Australia’s worst construction disaster. Over the past three years, academics Sarah Gregson from the University of New...