Debat? II

Har netop fået en email fra Jan Frederiksen, der var medlem af Rackhams hedengangne forum: “Nu skriver i jo selv at i vil have kommentarer pr mail på Metabunkeren, så here goes. Først tillykke med det nye initiativ : det har længe været lidt vanskeligt (ahem) at finde det man søgte på rackham, så skiftet…

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Fumetti d´Angoulême: Terkel Risbjerg on Tardi’s Le cri du peuple!

Danish cartoonist Terkel Risbjerg was not satisfied with Jacques Tardi’s monumental Le cri du peuple: “Too many footnotes!” (Impressive how cartoonists are able to display disgust in this highly potent manner. Well, okay, maybe drinking beer at legendary Angoulême bar Le chat noir fuelled this subtle expressiveness…). Photos: T. Thorhauge

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Debat?

Nå, jeg kan se at vores nye format har vakt opmærksomhed ovre i kaffeklubben (tak for de pæne ord. Vi knuselsker skam også jer). Hovedanken er, at vi skulle have afskaffet debatten fordi vi har lukket forumet, men det er faktisk ikke tilfældet. Vi er bare trætte af at køre et forum og har derfor…

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Points of debate

Today, a group of comics industry luminaries got together on panel at Angoulême’s comics centre, CNBDI, to discuss Thierry Groensteen’s new book, La Bande dessinée – Un Objet culturel non-identifié which I reviewed here yesterday. Groensteen himself was there, of course, and was joined by L’Association co-founder Jean-Christophe Menu (who just published the final, massive…

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Borified Burns

Just attended the on-stage interview with Charles Burns, conducted by two nincompoops. Why is it that, when French interviewers talk to American cartoonists, they always – always – have to spend precious time talking about superheroes, even when it’s completely irrelevant to the artist’s work? And why is it that they always – always –…

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Angoulême: danskerne!

Masser af danskere i Angoulême i år! Metabaronen og yours truly kom væltende med selveste hr. Fahrenheit, Paw Mathiasen, hr. Aben Maler, Steffen Maarup og Ã…rets Unge, Simon Bukhave. Ankommet til byen blev delegationen modtaget med åbne arme af den danske eksiltegner, Terkel Risbjerg, som havde anvendt sit omfattende franske netværk til at sørge for…

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Alagbé amends

Just received an email from Yvan Alagbé, who assures us that the Anke F.-book I mentioned last post will definitely be available at the festival. He writes: “Actually it’s a picture book Stefano Ricci printed with Depot Noir 4… We bought some copies from D406 and printed a new cover.” That’s good news, Yvan!

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