French Comics in New York

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The lack of female BD writers kinda sucks

Think this must be a function of what's been translated because anecdotally I think the current BD scene has more prominent women than the US comics scene (comparsions with Japan more difficult due to boy's comics and girl's comics still being an official thing there). Penelope Bagieu is probably the biggest BD breakout star of recent years (I've not read her).

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 18 June 2021 10:55 (five months ago) link

speaking of Dungeon, 5 of the volumes (Twilight 2-3-4, Monsters 5-6) are on sale here for 2.99 each (plus also a Lil Santa by Trondheim, and a bunch of other stuff by other people too) https://www.nbmpub.com/home/sale.html

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 18 June 2021 20:16 (five months ago) link

four weeks pass...

First issue of my Spirou subscription arrived!

A lot of it is done in a style that reminds me of, like, Phineas & Ferb and other modernish animation, which I'm not a fan of. There's also an official liscensed minions comic strip!

Good stuff from old hands, though: Émile Bravo is doing a Spirou Elseworlds where he's in occupied Belgium, the chapter in this issue sees him arrested by the Gestapo (!), done in a beautiful classic ligne claire style. Joann Sfar is doing some totally deranged thing that'll prob take me many chapters to start to understand: in this one a rock alien is dueting with Carla Bruni on Sarkozy's yacht, then tells her he must leave, opens up a vortex and lands in the White House, where François Hollande is waiting for him. Hollande then explains to the rock alien that Trump isn't in because after US presidents leave office they live in ratty motels, with panels showing Trump, Obama and Clinton in this situation. It then cuts to the attack on the Capitol.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 16 July 2021 12:44 (four months ago) link

Those Bravo Spirou books are all really good

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 16 July 2021 21:02 (four months ago) link

I read the first when I was in a phase of trying to follow along with the Spirou Par... series, didn't know he'd kept at them!

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 17 July 2021 11:47 (four months ago) link


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