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Only two years after Oog En Blik, the prime publisher of literary comics and graphic novels in the Netherlands, became part of literary publishing giant De Bezige Bij, the honeymoon seems to be over. Hansje...

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Thought Bubble has become one of the most keenly anticipated events on the British comics calendar, pulling in both a wide and diverse audience and exhibitors each November. Many of our friends in the UK...

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Comics: Humanoids in the UK

October 31, 2013 | 1 Comments

Tim Pilcher drops us a line to let us know that Humanoids, purveyors of some absolutely fantastic comics works, now have an office in the UK – and Tim is their new UK liason. The...

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Here’s some news that made my day yesterday; the excellent folk at Self Made Hero have acquired the translation rights to 3 great graphic novels, which are being readied for a Spring 2014 release. First...

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I’ve never been fortunate enough to make it over to Toronto for TCAF yet, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, not just from general reports but also first hand from some of...

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I’ve been a fan of Sonny Liew’s ever since I saw his illustrations for Tommy Kovac’s comic adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, for which he was Eisner-nominated.  He is perhaps best known for his work on...

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Coincidence is a funny thing. Last week I finally managed to order a copy of Sarah Glidden’s 2011, Ignatz award-winning book ‘How to understand Israel in 60 days or less,’ Glidden’s recounting of her ‘Birthright...

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News, views and oddities #5

October 25, 2012 | 4 Comments

News, Views and Oddities, where we link to various bits and bobs which have grabbed our attention, encompassing comics, books, illustration, design and film. Clicking fingers at the ready.            ...

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Events: Do we need comics publishers?

September 13, 2012 | 1 Comments

Graphic Scotland has news of an upcoming discussion evening at the University of Glasgow’s Boyd Orr building entitled “Do we need comics publishers?”. From the description: “The typical self-published prose novel is still considered a...

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Publishing: Chip Kidd on book design

September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

This isn’t specifically comic-related, but it’s always worth hearing Chip Kidd discussing design in the publishing trade. This video from Bonnier (recorded at GRID in Stockholm) makes a nice companion to the TED lecture Kidd...

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