In a first, we broadcast our latest episode in English. It features an interview with French comics critic, curator and market analyst Xavier Guilbert, who enlightens us on the French comics market, disspelling a number of myths along the way. He explains how manga alone has doubled the market between 2020 and 2021, how the best-selling publication in France in 2022 is a documentary comic about climate change, how the gender distribution of comics readership hasn’t changed along with the influx of female creators in the last decade or so but has remained stable since the eighties, and many other insights. This is a must for anyone interested in comics publishing or comics as a cultural phenomenon.

Listen here and read more (in Danish) at Nummer9. Also, do follow Xavier on Twitter @xguilbert and keep up with his work at his long-standing website