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January 28, 2006

CR Sunday Magazine

Preview: Jean-Jacques Sempe From Phaidon


Phaidon is in the midst of releasing several English versions of books from Jean-Jacques Sempes, and sent out samples from four books this last week. It may take a minute for this to load by clicking through the picture above, but the cartoons are worth it.

Special Feature: The Five Worst Gateway Comics on Planet Earth, or What Not to Give Someone If You Want Them to Start Reading Comics and/or Keep Dating You


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* Donna Barr is looking for a few additional pin-ups in conjunction with the final comic featuring her Stinz character. I didn't even know there was a last comic coming up featuring the Stinz character. Contact her by clicking .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

* Not comics, but still interesting: the writer and advocate for older comics creators Clifford Meth has a new prose book out that features cover and design work by Steranko.

* Again not comics: cartoonist Josh Neufeld is self-publishing a prose book collecting his journal entries from time spent in the Gulf Cost region helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Katrina Came Calling.

Go, Look: Comics Panel in Panels


Initial Thoughts of the Day

You know what I like about the Angouleme prizes? There's only like seven or eight of them. And yet somehow they manage to provide a compelling snapshot of the entire comics industry as seen from the vantage point of the French-language market.

I'm also fond of the grand prize honor, given to a cartoonist who becomes the head of next year's committee and a focus of the show, as well as a usually willing and natural partner in public relations. Why hasn't SPX ever done something like this?
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