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March 11, 2014

Bundled Extra: Zainab Akhtar Profiles Bastien Vives

Zainab Akhtar provides an introduction to the cartoonist Bastien Vives, who has somehow escaped major North American publisher investment despite having a range of titles in different styles that seems like they could have an audience here. I've always been a little confused, and I'm not sure if it's that the titles all fall in fallow places between the strengths of the individual North American publishers or if book to book they're not as strong as they're perceived to be or what. It is interesting that when folks started wondering if he would publish more extensively in North America the comparsion was Craig Thompson, and now it's more Lewis Trondheim just in terms of the range of work offered.

It's interesting to note that new work stopped appearing on the blog more than a while ago; this usually means migration to Tumblr, but I'm not seeing that, either.
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