Archive for February, 2014

Que for signings by the speaker of tonight, Natalia Batista.

Que for signings by the speaker of tonight, Natalia Batista.

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Comics artist Natalia Batista talks about stereotypes in Japanese comics, at the first evening meeting of 2014 with the local chapter of the Swedish Comics Association.

Comics artist Natalia Batista talks about stereotypes in Japanese comics, at the first evening meeting of 2014 with the local chapter of the Swedish Comics Association.

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Camilla Läckberg joins the Swedish crime fiction authors who have had a novel turned into a graphic novel for the prolific French comics market. Would be fun if at least some of these could actually be published in Sweden.

Camilla Läckberg joins the Swedish crime fiction authors who have had a novel turned into a graphic novel for the prolific French comics market. Would be fun if at least some of these could actually be published in Sweden.

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Swedish comic strip Rocky sold in a comic store in Paris, with the added note: “A young, idle but hilarious Swede. Fantastic!!!”

Swedish comic strip Rocky sold in a comic store in Paris, with the added note: "A young, idle but hilarious Swede. Fantastic!!!"

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Good morning! A day in Paris, and nothing planned. Going for a walkabout.

Good morning! A day in Paris, and nothing planned. Going for a walkabout.

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At a pub in Paris, discussing the design of magazines about comics, testing the new Belgian Trappiste beers and listening to a great live music trio with violin and guitars. Life’s good.

At a pub in Paris, discussing the design of magazines about comics, testing the new Belgian Trappiste beers and listening to a great live music trio with violin and guitars. Life's good.

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The renowned recluse Bill Watterson is announced as next years President of the Angoulême festival. The American publisher (via cell phone): “I’ll try to get him to come, but he doesn’t like to travel…”

The renowned recluse Bill Watterson is announced as next years President of the Angoulême festival. The American publisher (via cell phone): "I'll try to get him to come, but he doesn't like to travel..."

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Whoa, has Peter Madsen seen this?

Whoa, has Peter Madsen seen this?

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One of the trends of French comics today: biographies, reportage, autobiographies, realism.

One of the trends of French comics today: biographies, reportage, autobiographies, realism.

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For those who didn’t know, it was a graphic novel first.

For those who didn't know, it was a graphic novel first.

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This year’s outdoors exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the French Mickey Mouse magazine.

This year's outdoors exhibition celebrates the 80th anniversary of the French Mickey Mouse magazine.

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The wine of the comic, or the comic of the wine…

The wine of the comic, or the comic of the wine...

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One of the major international guests of the festival, Israeli Rutu Modan, walked by and fell I love with Swedish artist Emelie Östergren’s book Evil Dress. Fortunately we had two display copies, so We could give her one to take to her French publisher, to convince them to publish it here.

One of the major international guests of the festival, Israeli Rutu Modan, walked by and fell I love with Swedish artist Emelie Östergren's book Evil Dress. Fortunately we had two display copies, so We could give her one to take to her French publisher, to convince them to publish it here.

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Whoa! Visiting another really emotionally exhausting exhibition (it’s turning out to be a good exhibition year for the Angoulême festival): the Korean exhibition on the “comfort women”, i.e. the Korean women who were forced to be prostitutes for the Japanese army during WWII. Major controversy surrounding this exhibition, with Japan launching a formal complaint to the festival.

Whoa! Visiting another really emotionally exhausting exhibition (it's turning out to be a good exhibition year for the Angoulême festival): the Korean exhibition on the "comfort women", i.e. the Korean women who were forced to be prostitutes for the Japanese army during WWII. Major controversy surrounding this exhibition, with Japan launching a formal complaint to the festival.

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Dinner with “Team Sweden” in Angoulême 2014, the biggest Swedish group to ever attend the festival.

Dinner with "Team Sweden" in Angoulême 2014, the biggest Swedish group to ever attend the festival.

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