In today’s issue of Danish newspaper Information, Matthias Wivel writes about contemporary experimental comics in Denmark, as well as the changing cultural perspective on the form – and yes, if reports are correct my name is checked. My translation of the blurb:
Comics have become high culture
New comics are renewing in subject matter; experimental, innovative, expressively abstract, and move from the narrative toward more musical and lyrical patterns. After 200 years as low culture, comics have become avant-garde.
The article opens with a sample from Signe Parkins’ excellent work before tracing the factors that lead to this point – and that’s as much as I can offer at the moment as the piece is behind a subscription wall, but I’ll surely update here when I get a copy of the newspaper…
There is a biopic about Edmond Baudoin! That's fantastic, he is one if the great living masters of comics. However, there's one paragraph of the press release that I can relate to and recognise (below is Domingos Isabelinho's translation from French): To justify his refusal to give him a prestigious award a publisher admitted one…
It must be that time of year again; I'm preparing another book. WIP grids and process pictures!
I just preordered this on first glance, because when Austin English has an almost 200pg book out, that’s what you do. Check out the interior art from 2dcloud’s product page:
The urge to break the rules is completely irresistible
– English quoted in The Ultimate Graphic Novel For Artists, Weirdos And Renegades on HuffPost
My former student and current good friend Rakel Stammer has published this comic to her blog, describing the systematic ill treatment of Roma migrants by the Swedish police and municipalities. It falls perfectly in line with my winter/spring comics class in which the students have just received their final project, to make a political comic…