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26  février     09h00
Polar Vortex by Denise Dorrance review - hazards of a homecoming
Rachel Cooke    The American cartoonist’s story of a trip to tackle her frail mother’s needs is funny, wise and magicalDenise Dorrance’s graphic memoir, Polar Vortex, is enchanting, every page lovely to look at, so funny and plangent and full of sly wisdom. But it’s also dread word strikingly relevant. Its...
14  février     17h34
Marvel announces Fantastic Four cast including Pedro Pascal and Vanessa Kirby
Benjamin Lee    The two actors will be joined by The Bear’s Ebon Moss Bachrach and Stranger Things breakout Joseph QuinnMarvel has announced the cast for its much anticipated reboot of Fantastic Four: Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Ebon Moss Bachrach and Joseph Quinn.The film, about a quartet of superheroes with...
06  février     14h00
We didn’t expect this phenomenon to last’: France’s comic-book tradition is hitting new heights
Phil Hoad    The market for bédé visual storytelling almost doubled over the course of the pandemic, but can the birthplace of Asterix continue to nurture creators Like thousands of French people, Sylvie Pinault discovered comic books during the pandemic. Though bandes dessinées literally meaning drawn...
29  janvier     09h00
Aya: Claws Come Out by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie review - Ivory Coast’s comic soap opera
Rachel Cooke    The latest instalment in Abouet’s brilliantly illustrated series about the lives of three friends in Abidjan is as funny and sharp as everThe Aya story began two decades ago, when Marguerite Abouet, a Parisian legal assistant with roots in Ivory Coast, got together with Clément Oubrerie, an...
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Blue Giant review - electrifying animation captures the ecstasy of live music
Phuong Le    A sublime score from Hiromi Uehara drives this coming of age anime, which brings three young jazz musicians to life with spectacular imageryIs jazz dead Yuzuru Tachikawa’s Blue Giant certainly begs to differ. Following three year old boys who doggedly pursue their musical dreams, the film hits...
24  janvier     17h52
Graphic novelist Posy Simmonds wins prestigious French comics award
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris    Award marks first time a British artist and author has won Grand Prix at International Comics festival in AngoulêmeThe graphic novelist Posy Simmonds has won the Grand Prix at France’s Angoulême International Comics festival the first time a British artist and author has been awarded the world’s...
17  janvier     15h44
Rare copy of The Amazing Spider-Man No 1 sells for more than 1m
Ella Creamer    The record price was set by one of only two copies rated near mint mint in an auction alongside issues of Superman No and All Star Comics No which featured Wonder Woman’s first appearanceA rare copy of the first issue of The Amazing Spider Man has sold for more than m.The comic, published in...
10  janvier     16h26
Keanu Reeves and China Miéville to release collaborative novel The Book of Elsewhere
Ella Creamer    The Canadian actor has allowed the sci fi novelist to adapt his BRZRKR comic series about a warrior on a journey to understand immortalityCanadian actor Keanu Reeves will publish his first novel this year in collaboration with British author China Miéville.Their joint novel is titled The Book of...
08  janvier     05h00
It’s about being able to say goodbye’: Spanish graphic novel explores early Franco-era reprisals
Sam Jones in Madrid    The Abyss of Forgetting chronicles a woman’s struggle to find remains of her father who was murdered after civil warAt the beginning of the new Spanish graphic novel El abismo del olvido The Abyss of Forgetting , a murdered man climbs out of his grave, lights a cigarette and takes stock of the...
26  décembre     06h00
Boots Riley on strikes, sedition and sex: Being a communist is the closest to being a superhero there is’
Steve Rose    The musician, activist and writer’s lo fi superhero drama I’m A Virgo is so radical it’s the epitome of anti Marvel. He talks mental health, battling Amazon from within and keeping it janky’ My whole thing was, I want it to be janky, says Boots Riley, talking about the ramshackle imperfection...
13  décembre     17h11
Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper becomes the UK’s fastest-selling graphic novel ever
Ella Creamer    First three days of sales also made the fifth volume of the LGBTQ young adult series the overall best selling book of the week across all categoriesThe latest instalment of Alice Oseman’s LGBTQ young adult Heartstopper series has become the UK’s fastest selling graphic novel ever.Heartstopper...
10  décembre     11h00
Groundbreaking graphic novel on Gaza rushed back into print 20 years on
David Barnett    When Joe Sacco created Palestine no one knew what comics journalism’ was. Now his pioneering book has eager new readersAn acclaimed nonfiction graphic novel about Gaza, which pioneered the medium of comics journalism, has been rushed back into print after surging demand since the fresh...
07  décembre     16h08
The Archies review - Riverdale goes to India for goofy lessons in capitalism
Leslie Felperin    Relocated to north India in , the comic book class struggle here comes complete with romance and brilliant choreographyOne could be cynical and see this transposition of the Riverdale narrative universe into an Indian setting as just another exercise in brand colonialism, pasteurising youth...
04  décembre     11h00
Best graphic novels of 2023
James Smart    Hip hop history, real world wishes and the forgotten watercolourist in Turner’s shadow are among the subjects of this year’s finest comicsComics have always been interested in the strangeness that lurks beneath everyday life, and many of ’s best graphic novels dig into weird places. Why Don’t...
03  décembre     07h00
Rachel Cooke’s best graphic novels of 2023
Rachel Cooke    From a beautiful th anniversary edition of Craig Thompson’s classic to Camille Jourdy’s gorgeously illustrated Juliette, here are the best of this year’s releasesAnne Enright, Richard Ford and other authors on the best books to give this ChristmasAlison Flood’s best crime and thrillers of...
22  novembre     07h00
My Father’s Secrets review - Holocaust pain unlocked in Jewish coming-of-age tale
Leslie Felperin    Animated feature, based on Michel Kichka’s autobiographical graphic novel, explores the legacy of genocide from a sideways angleAdapted from Second Generation, an autobiographical graphic novel perhaps the genre should be termed autobiographic novel by Michel Kichka, this animated feature...
20  novembre     03h06
No one’s judging’: geeks brave the heat at Darwin’s answer to Comic-Con
(A)manda Parkinson    Only in its second year, Tropicon is fast becoming a major event drawing a crowd of, wearing wigs, spandex and full suits of armourGet our weekend culture and lifestyle emailBeneath Darwin’s singlets and thongs are hearts beating for all things geek.On Saturday, an extreme heatwave did not...
06  novembre     09h00
The Cliff by Manon Debaye review - misfits with a monstrous plan
Rachel Cooke    This deceptively charming story of preteen friends seeking refuge in the French countryside is a modern day Lord of the FliesTake two girls. Charlie, dark and scowling, is a scrappy preteen whose single mother has no idea how to deal with her extended absences from their shack like home at the edge...
05  novembre     09h00
Graphic short story: Dancing Queen by Anna Readman
Anna Readman    Anna Readman has been named winner in the Observer Faber graphic short story prize . This is her entryRead an interview with Anna ReadmanRead runner up Candy Gourlay’s Safe Passage here Continue reading...
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Graphic short story: Safe Passage by Candy Gourlay
Candy Gourlay    Candy Gourlay has been named runner up in the Observer Faber graphic short story prize . This is her entryRead an interview with winner Anna ReadmanRead Anna Readman’s Dancing Queen here Continue reading...