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January 4, 2014

100 Comics Positives For 2013: All The Brits


This is another feel thing because I certainly haven't done a survey. It could be that I'm simply oriented in a different direction than I used to be but it seems like the last few years have brought this kind of mass surge in interesting in comics from the UK, and that 2013 was another pretty good year for their being lots of material worth noting. The first few months of the year found a bunch of people I know still processing 2012's The Nao Of Brown, for instance, and a handful of us North American bound festival visitors were thrilled to get to meet Oliver East at TCAF and Darryl Cunningham at MoCCA. And so on. Cartoonists like Isabel Greenberg, Simon Moreton, Joe Decie, Sarah McIntyre, Stephen Collins and maybe two dozen others are suddenly just there now, making what they make, without any of the usual passing-through of publishing milestones by which we might have become acquainted withe them once upon a time (I feel our courtship with Tom Gauld, for example, was much more stately and old-school). I may be confused, but there's no way in hell I'm going to complain. I'm on board. How much does it cost to get over there?
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