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PREHISTORICAL STONE ART MEETS 3-D

What drives the science team of the Pioti project to document each millimeter of the around 300.000 stone engravings of Valcamonica in the Italian Alps? Using highly potential 3D laser scanners they suceed in simulating a landscape of the ownknown and yet unsolved secrets behind those rock drawings, which were carved in sandstone around 12.000 [...]

BERRY

After having read Hannah Berry’s Britten and Brülightly and about to read her most recent Adamtine, I thought these subtly colored and dark graphic novels deserved a mention. Not only does Berry’s illustrations pull you into the different perspectives and palpable atmospheres, the stories are also carefully told and the cases oddly disconcerting.

SITUATIONAL COMICS

When Judd Apatow asked Chris Rock (in Vanity Fair, January 2013, guest-edited by Judd Apatow) if comedians of today are better than they used to be a couple of decades ago, he answered “… Hell fuckin’ no. … There are a lot of good comics out there, no doubt, but as far as the quality [...]

STORE OF THE MONTH: DRAWN & QUARTERLY / MONTRÉAL

Montréal brings to mind snow, first and foremost, and a certain jazz festival of some renown, and, erm… But hold on, isn’t it also the home of Drawn & Quarterly, that lovely publisher of what is commonly known as graphic novel, home to some true gems such as Daniel Clowes, Adrian Tomine, and even some [...]

COMIC SUMMIT IN BERLIN

Recommendation for all graphic novel lovers in Berlin:
Christoph Niemann under discussion with Chris Ware about the release of Jimmy Corrigan in German on March 15, 2013, in the frame of the comic summit organised by the internationals literaturfestival berlin.
The reason for Chris Ware’s visit is the release of his graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan in German [...]

MEANWHILE, IN AMERICA…

…our favourite comic artist, like, ever, is opening a show, or rather two shows, in New York and Chicago, with drawings from his forthcoming magnum opus Building Stories (let this be all we need to say: 11 years in the making). What he had to say about it, in typically humble Chris Ware fashion:
With the [...]

BUILDING IMPATIENCE

It’s really not fair sometimes to announce things that won’t be available until autumn, especially when it’s something as mouth-watering and irritatingly must-have-now-inspiring as our recent cover star’s Chris Ware’s latest magnum opus, Building Stories. As we all know, Chris Ware only publishes in what feels like once in a decade, but if he [...]

THE STRANGLING POWER OF DUST AND STARS

Any traveller to India would have noticed the popularity of comic books based on Hindu mythology. The tales of the gods, their battles, and their family dramas are recounted in colourful booklets which have become almost more popular than the original sacred texts upon which they are based.

These familiar [...]

HATE MAIL

Mr. Bingo presents us with a very peculiar project, for the ones who are still a bit nostalgic about the long gone practice of writing letters and postcards to be sent by real post mail. If you can relate yourself to this feeling, and you’re part of the group of those that keep postponing writing [...]

HOPEFULLY COMING TO A NEWSPAPER NEAR YOU

Publishers Weekly just announced another of McSweeney’s never-ending brilliant ideas. This time baptized The Goods, it is meant to be a page curated by an always different group of McSweeney’s authors and artists, to be subscribed and printed in real newspapers. The idea will bring together the traditional comics and games newspaper page with the [...]