Archive for January, 2017

Probably one of the oldest comics murals still in existence in Angoulême.

Probably one of the oldest comics murals still in existence in Angoulême.

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Winners of the award for best album of the year, Philippe de Pierpont and Eric Lambé for Paysage apres la battallie, with the presenter and president of the jury, Posy Simmonds.

Winners of the award for best album of the year, Philippe de Pierpont and Eric Lambé for Paysage apres la battallie, with the presenter and president of the jury, Posy Simmonds.

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Action in the Swedish booth, with signings by Kim W. Andersson and Mattias Adolfsson.

Action in the Swedish booth, with signings by Kim W. Andersson and Mattias Adolfsson.

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The panel on Swedish epic comics, with Kim W. Andersson and Fabian Göransson is under way.

The panel on Swedish epic comics, with Kim W. Andersson and Fabian Göransson is under way.

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Major review of Kim W. Andersson’s graphic novel Alena in the French journal Zoo.

Major review of Kim W. Andersson's graphic novel Alena in the French journal Zoo.

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Day three at the Festival International de la Bande dessinée in Angoulême and the crowds have arrived en masse.

Day three at the Festival International de la Bande dessinée in Angoulême and the crowds have arrived en masse.

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The bust of Hergé being used for a greater purpose :)

The bust of Hergé being used for a greater purpose :)

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The great team that organized the Swedish booth in Angoulême 2017.

The great team that organized the Swedish booth in Angoulême 2017.

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And now, the Valerian exhibition. Great to see originals by Mézières, but the props from the film stole the show.

And now, the Valerian exhibition. Great to see originals by Mézières, but the props from the film stole the show.

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Dinner with the Swedish delegation in Angoulême 2017.

Dinner with the Swedish delegation in Angoulême 2017.

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The new French edition of Alena by Kim W. Andersson. Come and listen to him and Fabian Göranson talk about epic Swedish comics at the Conservatoire at 16.30 today if you are in Angoulême.

The new French edition of Alena by Kim W. Andersson. Come and listen to him and Fabian Göranson talk about epic Swedish comics at the Conservatoire at 16.30 today if you are in Angoulême.

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Moose sausages at the reception at the Swedish booth. Art by the inimitable Mattias Adolfsson.

Moose sausages at the reception at the Swedish booth. Art by the inimitable Mattias Adolfsson.

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Chaos at the Swedish booth!

Chaos at the Swedish booth!

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Visiting the big Herman exhibition. Nicely done, but a bit exhausting with so many originals.

Visiting the big Herman exhibition. Nicely done, but a bit exhausting with so many originals.

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Hilding Sandgren drawing live at the Swedish scene in Angoulême.

Hilding Sandgren drawing live at the Swedish scene in Angoulême.

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At the big Will Eisner exhibition. Really well done. Moody in a Spirit kind of way and shock full of beautiful originals.

At the big Will Eisner exhibition. Really well done. Moody in a Spirit kind of way and shock full of beautiful originals.

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The panel on the best Swedish comics, featuring publishers Johannes Klenell, Jens Andersson and Sofia Olsson, with yours truly as moderator and Maria Ridelberg-Lemonie as fearless translator into French.

The panel on the best Swedish comics, featuring publishers Johannes Klenell, Jens Andersson and Sofia Olsson, with yours truly as moderator and Maria Ridelberg-Lemonie as fearless translator into French.

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Artist Rui Tenreiro drawing live to music for a rapt audience, at the Swedish scene in Angoulême.

Artist Rui Tenreiro drawing live to music for a rapt audience, at the Swedish scene in Angoulême.

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The official breakfast with the Swedish and French publishers is under way.

The official breakfast with the Swedish and French publishers is under way.

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In Angoulême. Baoom!

In Angoulême. Baoom!

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Review: Skuggfärd

SkuggfärdSkuggfärd by Magnus Engström
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Magnus Engström made his debut in 2011 with the graphic novel Luftspår (Air Track), an experimental detective story with existential dimensions. Skuggfärd (Shadow Road) is a kind of sequel, in the sense that it once again contains a detective/thriller story used as a tool to discuss other issues, in this case, what happens after death.

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Review: Spirou – Den kompletta samlingen 1972-1975

Spirou – Den kompletta samlingen 1972-1975Spirou – Den kompletta samlingen 1972-1975 by Jean-Claude Fournier
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the tenth chronological collection of the classic Belgian adventure comic Spirou and Fantasio, and includes three albums from the early 1970s.

The creator of this epoch, Fournier, inherited the comic from André Franquin, whom most view as the master artist of the series. Fournier’s style is not quite as dynamic, but is clearly based in the same school and works surprisingly well for these comics. Not the least does the somewhat more rigid style fit these typical, somewhat didactic 1970s stories, in which Fournier tries to remedy the fact that the previous comics with Spirou and Fantasio took place in a traditional boys adventure world by introducing a strong female supporting character, a number of believable colored characters as well as a more modern view of life in the third world.

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