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29  mars     09h25
Manga-nifique How France became obsessed with Japanese anime
Phil Hoad    In the s giant robot cartoons sparked a love affair with French fans including Emmanuel Macron now the country is the world s largest manga importer and home to a new Murakami filmYou might say that Vincent van Gogh was one of the first Japanese pop culture otaku geeks in Europe With
27  mars     08h00
Spa by Erik Svetoft review - how the other half dies
Rachel Cooke    An oozing discharge in the corridors of a five star hotel symbolises the corruption of the rich in the Swedish artist s mordant gothic debutFancy a break Then why not check into Spa Erik Svetoft s debut graphic novel OK so the sauna is best avoided the mineral bath will almost certainly bring
17  mars     21h37
James Gunn must usher in nothing less than Superman’s big-screen second coming
Ben Child    The Guardians of the Galaxy writer director and DC Studios CEO has turned his focus to the company s ultimate hero But will anyone ever fill Christopher Reeve s year old red boots The old DC adage with apologies to Voltaire always went that if Superman did not exist it would be necessary to
28  février     09h00
We’re All Just Fine by Ana Penyas review - home truths in a tyrant’s reign
Rachel Cooke    Rich in detail this award winning debut explores the evolution of Spanish womanhood through drudgery dictatorship and liberationIn the illustrator Ana Penyas became the first woman to win Spain s national comic award for her debut graphic novel Estamos Todas Bien We re All Just Fine and
27  février     14h58
Elon Musk backs Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams following racist tirade
Ed Pilkington    Tesla and Twitter chief tweets that the media is racist after hundreds of newspapers drop Adams s comic stripElon Musk has deployed his million follower Twitter bullhorn to come to the rescue of a beleaguered cartoonist dumped by hundreds of newspapers across America for having delivered a
26  février     14h50
Dilbert cartoon dropped by US newspapers over creator’s racist comments
Edward Helmore and agencies    Once popular cartoon scrapped from hundreds of papers after Scott Adams calls Black people a hate group on his YouTube showThe comic strip Dilbert has been dropped from multiple US newspapers in response to racist comments by its creator Scott Adams who called Black Americans a hate group
22  février     06h00
He created something magical’: Calvin and Hobbes fans rejoice as creator plans first work in decades
Matthew Cantor    Bill Watterson to publish a sombre fable for grown ups after disappearing from public eye in On New Year s Eve six year old Calvin and his tiger Hobbes sledded off together for the last time It was the final strip in Bill Watterson s acclaimed comic Calvin and Hobbes which
15  février     14h00
The king of St Kilda ’: Fred Negro on cult comic Pub - and Melbourne’s lurid underbelly
Andrew Stafford    A new documentary captures the life and work of the infamous artist who has shocked appalled and delighted the city and who is lucky to have survivedGet our weekend culture and lifestyle emailFred Negro has just knocked off his shift cleaning toilets One of the best cartoonists in the world
11  février     16h19
Tintin drawing by Hergé sells at auction for record 1.9m
PA Media    Belgian cartoonist s black and white artwork from was used for the cover of Tintin in America An artwork by Tintin creator Hergé has set the world record for the most valuable original black and white drawing by the artist after selling at auction for more than m The drawing Tintin in
06  février     07h00
Maus Now: Selected Writing, edited by Hillary Chute review - the Maus that made history
Rachel Cooke    While Philip Pullman and Adam Gopnik illuminate Art Spiegelman s towering graphic novel few others in this collection succeed in capturing its spark and sophisticationThis job has taught me to be wary of meeting my heroes but when I interviewed Art Spiegelman in New York in it really was
02  février     06h30
Beano accused of promoting junk food to children
Andrew Gregory Health editor    Quizzes on comic s website give free advertising to well known high fat salt and sugar brands say researchersThe Beano the world s longest running weekly comic faces calls to stop promoting junk food after an investigation found many of its quizzes revolve around meals and snacks containing
30  janvier     13h00
Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night review - dungeon-crawler drama
Phil Hoad    The latest outing from the multimedia franchise finds its heroes still trapped inside an RPG where they learn lessons about cooperationOnline trolls squabblers and that scourge of MMORPG player killers come in for a severe ticking off in the snappily titled second film spin off of the light
Why Don’t You Love Me? by Paul B Rainey - a marriage made in hell veers into the unknown
Rachel Cooke    In this clever and savage tale about a horribly miserable couple by a former winner of the Observer s graphic short story prize redemption comes with a sci fi twistGood as it is I worry a little about this month s graphic novel Will readers stick with it long enough to reach the twist that
28  janvier     07h30
Your Wish Is My Command by Deena Mohamed review - a spellbinding fantasy from Egypt
James Smart    The young author s debut graphic novel brings magic to modern Cairo in an imaginative story of grief faith and urban lifeThe three bottles sit in a cushioned box behind the instant noodles and cold drinks on offer at Shokry s Cairo convenience stall their ornate script and stamp of origin
19  janvier     21h18
David Sutherland, Beano cartoonist, dies aged 89
PA Media    The artist is known for his drawings for the Bash Street Kids and Dennis the MenaceBeano cartoonist David Sutherland who drew some of the UK s most loved comic strips has died aged The artist is known for his drawings for the Bash Street Kids and Dennis the Menace Continue reading
17  janvier     13h00
That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond review - high-spirited anime
Phil Hoad    This playful tale about an ogre samurai a poisoned queen and a demonic pool of talking slime has a lot of confusing lore for the uninitiated to catch up onThis high spirited anime feels like having the contents of a Dungeons amp Dragons manual screamed at you by your year old nephew after a
15  janvier     07h00
Graphic novelist Deena Mohamed: People seem to love how Egyptian my work is’
Rachel Cooke    The author of the hit Cairo set novel set to be a future classic on going viral with her first web comic and growing up reading Enid Blyton and Agatha ChristieWhen Deena Mohamed tells me that her grandmother keen to encourage her love of art used to let her draw on the backs of old cigarette
02  janvier     09h00
Artist by Yeong-shin Ma - middle-aged men behaving badly
Rachel Cooke    This darkly comic tale of three hapless and macho males fixes a boldly satirical eye on Korean society It is not enough to succeed said Gore Vidal Others must fail In his darkly funny new book Artist the Korean cartoonist Yeong shin Ma puts this notion centre stage his three male
21  décembre     12h00
My girlfriend tracked down Tiger Mask to a shop in Japan - the Christmas present I’ll never forget
Joel Snape    I had spotted the wrestler mask in a tiny place in Tokyo years before but couldn t afford it and I always regretted itI first saw Tiger Mask in in a tiny pro wrestling shop near Tokyo s Korakuen Hall the sort of place that has autographs in the stairwell and posters from obscure s
20  décembre     08h21
French comic book author Fabcaro to pen next Asterix
Agence France-Presse in Paris    Author says he will remain faithful to the characters in th volume of series due out next yearThe French comic book series Asterix will turn a new page for its forthcoming th volume with a new writer chosen to pen next year s instalment the publisher has said The French novelist and comic