Archive for September, 2014

A surprise find at the Book Fair: a 1944 pamphlet with comics advertising cocoa from Mazetti. Since we run the Comic Art Centre in the very building depicted on the cover, I just couldn’t resist buying this. It’ll probably end up on the shelves of the Comics Archive.

A surprise find at the Book Fair: a 1944 pamphlet with comics advertising cocoa from Mazetti. Since we run the Comic Art Centre in the very building depicted on the cover, I just couldn't resist buying this. It'll probably end up on the shelves of the Comics Archive.

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Some of the loot from the Book Fair was three dimensional this year. I like!

Some of the loot from the Book Fair was three dimensional this year. I like!

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One more caricature from the Book Fair, this one by the multi-talented Malin Biller.

One more caricature from the Book Fair, this one by the multi-talented Malin Biller.

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Another favorite caricature from this year’s Book Fair, by the great Johanna Kristiansson.

Another favorite caricature from this year's Book Fair, by the great Johanna Kristiansson.

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Publishing duo Viktor Agering and Jens Andersson accepting the Urhunden Award for best translated graphic novel: Pyongyang by Guy Delisle.

Publishing duo Viktor Agering and Jens Andersson accepting the Urhunden Award for best translated graphic novel: Pyongyang by Guy Delisle.

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One of my favorite caricatures from this year’s Book Fair. By the inimitable Mattias Adolfsson.

One of my favorite caricatures from this year's Book Fair. By the inimitable Mattias Adolfsson.

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Artist talk with Malin Biller, about her Fröding book.

Artist talk with Malin Biller, about her Fröding book.

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Cartoonist Liv Strömquist on the cover to the official magazine for the Book Fair.

Cartoonist Liv Strömquist on the cover to the official magazine for the Book Fair.

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Artist talk with Scandinavian Disney comics master Arild Midthun.

Artist talk with Scandinavian Disney comics master Arild Midthun.

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Artist talk with Hanna Gustavsson, winner of this year’s Urhunden Award for Best Swedish Graphic Novel: Nattbarn.

Artist talk with Hanna Gustavsson, winner of this year's Urhunden Award for Best Swedish Graphic Novel: Nattbarn.

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The International Adamson Award goes to Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres.

The International Adamson Award goes to Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres.

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The joys of having a big comics library. Reading these two in tandem right now.

The joys of having a big comics library. Reading these two in tandem right now.

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Wohoo!

Wohoo!

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And thus ends the comic strip Elvis. A commercially successful, autobiographical comic strip, done by a couple for over a decade, finally depicting their breakup and then ended. Not sure if I’ve seen that done before.

And thus ends the comic strip Elvis. A commercially successful, autobiographical comic strip, done by a couple for over a decade, finally depicting their breakup and then ended. Not sure if I've seen that done before.

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Just received a big package from Belgium, with som weird and wonderful Trappiste beers. And yes, that’s two kinds of Westvleteren in the middle!

Just received a big package from Belgium, with som weird and wonderful Trappiste beers. And yes, that's two kinds of Westvleteren in the middle!

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Larger than Line, the gigantic, beautiful portfolio/folder from Sanatorium, with unbelievably detailed art by Mattias Adolfsson. The biggest and most beautiful thing I’ve revived in a long time.

Larger than Line, the gigantic, beautiful portfolio/folder from Sanatorium, with unbelievably detailed art by Mattias Adolfsson. The biggest and most beautiful thing I've revived in a long time.

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A “few” books which arrived today, courtesy of Egmont Norway, for reading, perusing, analyzing, reviewing and generally enjoying.

A "few" books which arrived today, courtesy of Egmont Norway, for reading, perusing, analyzing, reviewing and generally enjoying.

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