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Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

(A scene of horror from the Nazi death camps in Joe Kubert’s Yossel) (Harry Haft is given the vile duties of clearing the remains from the human ovens in the camps, in Reinhard Kleist’s The...

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French cartoonist Hervé Bourhis has made quite a name for himself with entertaining non-fiction comics telling the story of rock music, the Beatles (The Beatles Graphic, 2012) or the French Fifth Republic. Late last year,...

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Comics: the Columbarium

November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Andy Warner reposted one of his comic strips over the weekend, a fascinating short piece detailing in comics form the history of the Columbarium, an old San Francisco landmark and repository for the ashes of...

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It was in the year 1864 that German author Wilhelm Busch completed his book, Max Und Moritz, ein Bubengeschichte in Sieben Steichen (Max And Moritz, a Story Of Seven Boyish Pranks. Even though the book...

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In August I had the pleasure of chairing a double-header talk as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Stripped series of comics events. It’s always fun to get to meet authors and artists in...

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Reviews: To End All Wars

September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

To End All Wars Edited by Jonathan Close and John Stuart Clark. Introduction by Pat Mills Soaring Penguin Press The anniversary of the First World War has opened the door to consideration, reflection and thought...

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The Boxer, Reinhard Kleist, SelfMadeHero “One day, I’ll tell you everything.” Hertzko (later anglicised to ‘Harry’) Haft tells his son these words in the bright Florida sunshine of Miami in 1963. But it would be...

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If you are interested in French comics (and, who knows, maybe my sparse posts on this here blog over the years helped kindle that interest) or comics in general and want to know more about...

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Glacial Period, Nicolas De Crécy , NBM/Louvre Editions Nicolas De Crécy is one of the more fascinating – not to mention gifted – creators to emerge from the great Franco-Belgian comics scene in the last...

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Comics: cover for March Book Two revealed

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

March Book One was, without a doubt, one of the most powerful comics works I read in 2013, easily making my annual Best of the Year List (my review is here). Andrew Aydin and Nate...

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