Saturday, January 27, 2024

Posy Simmonds wins the Grand Prix in Angouleme

From Heidi MacDonald at Comics Beat

British cartoonist Posy Simmonds has won Angouleme’s Grand Prix, considered one of the highest honors in comics worldwide.

Simmonds won over the other finalists Daniel Clowes and Catherine Meurisse, and the award, presented for a lifetime body of work, is certainly richly deserved. 

Monday, January 22, 2024

"Quentin Blake: Book Covers" Exhibition

From the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.

Quentin Blake has been illustrating books for over 50 years. While he is best known for his illustrations for children’s books, his career began with covers for magazines and adult fiction.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Drawn & Quarterly in Angoulême

Fom Drawn & Quarterly

Drawn & Quarterly attends the 51st annual Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême as part of a special focus on Canadian comics.

Attending will be Executive Editor Tom Devlin and Editorial Assistant Francine Yulo. 

Drop by the D+Q booth at the Canada Pavilion to browse our books and sneak a peek at our foreign rights front list. 

An exhibit of Canadian comics entitled “D’un océan à l’autre, cap sur la bande dessinée canadienne” will also be on view at the Parvis de l’Hotel de Ville.

Monday, January 15, 2024

"Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde" Exhibition

From The Poster House

Paul Colin (1892-1985), Collection of William W. Crouse

Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde
Sep 28, 2023–Feb 25, 2024
Poster House
119 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Meurisse, Simmonds & Clowes shortlisted for Angoulême Grand Prix

From Paul Gravett's Facebook page.

Catherine MeurissePosy Simmonds and Daniel Clowes are the three nominees, voted for by the profession, for the prestigious Grand Prix of the 51st Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême

The second round (from Friday January 12 to Wednesday January 17), will now invite the same college of authors to elect the winner from among these three nominees. 

At the end of this entire electoral process - carried out entirely under the supervision of a bailiff - the name of the 2024 Grand Prix will be announced on Wednesday January 24, during the Official Opening of the Festival.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Buffalo News Apologizes for Zyglis Cartoon

From The Daily Cartoonist

After catching some grief over this Adam Zyglis cartoon two week’s ago and calling for letters of comment that were published in the Sunday December 31, 2023 edition, today The Buffalo News apologized for running the cartoon.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Brian McConnachie 1942-2024

From Patreon.

It's with great sadness that I must announce the death of friend and colleague Brian McConnachie last Friday morning. 

In addition to being the Founder of The Bystander back in 1981, Brian was essential in its relaunch in 2015. 

Every day, on every page, he has been our North Star.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Mickey Mouse and the Public Domain

From Dave Alvarez Studios.

First of all, let me assure you that Disney has the Mouse very well protected and that their lawyers are sitting there, quietly waiting for someone to get out of line.

A gray line situation perhaps.