Picks of the Week

“In fact, we believe it is the most closed societies that have the most reform potential. The Chinese case is quite interesting. Aspects of the Chinese government, Chinese Public Security Service, appear to be terrified of free speech, and while one might say that means something awful is happening in the country, I actually think…

Picks of the Week

The picks of the week from around the web. Transatlantica on comics. The latest issue of this online academic journal features a selection of articles on comics, many of them of high quality. Fabrice Neaud at the Beaux-Arts in Lyon, 2009. Great video in which the emperor of autobiographical cartooning talks about his work. Fine…

Public roundtable debate on transgressive cartooning and freedom of speech in Copenhagen

We on the Danish Comics Council board are very proud to present a big roundtable debate on the number one hot button topic, and arguably the most significant one, when it comes to cartooning these days: issues of transgression and freedom of speech. As mentioned here recently, there’s currently a fairly heated debate on drawn…

Hype: WSO!

If you’re in Copenhagen, I urge you to visit the grand retrospective on William Skotte Olsen opening today at Kastrupgårdsamlingen and running till 2 January. Skotte Olsen (1945-2005) is one of the great painters of his generation in Denmark, and anywhere really. While his oeuvre was plagued somewhat by overproduction, especially in the later years,…