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  1. The Moog

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    Nice. The first i knew about Bone was when i bought the first B/W collected edition.
    Sounds like it would be hard to recommend something you haven't heard of . . .

    A few more suggestions for kids:

    - 'Iznogoud' by Goscinny & Tabary
    - The 'Spirou and Fantasio' series.
    - The 'Lucky Luke' series.
    - Any of the 'Smurf' comics by Peyo (like King Smurf or The Astrosmurf)
     
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    Thanks - the kids have all of those as well. French-speaking household, so we're covered on that side as well. :)
     
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    Cool. Well, you have far more choice than the average UK household then!
     
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    Mark Crilley's Akiko
    James Sturm's Adventures in cartooning
    Ariol
     
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    Thanks! Akiko looks meh... really any good?
    Is Adventures in Cartooning a cartooning help book or an actual comic?
    Ariol is fun. Couldn't believe it was Guibert behind it! I guess he needs to pay rent as well. :)
     
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    1- More than it looks like
    2- Both
    3- Ariol existed before he was popular

    While I'm at it
    https://thenib.com/pepe-the-frog-to-sleep-perchance-to-meme
     
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    3- You're right, one year before Alan's War! Only just discovered the series...
     
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    I am loving the current run of Karnak. Artwork, story and some of the coolest comicbook covers ever. But mainly because of stuff like this:
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    Amazing and beautiful! I just read it again...
     
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    That was a pretty interesting article. While perhaps not a whole lot of new insight in the piece, well researched and put together. A few interesting things in there, and a great look at the shroud of mystery, if you will, surround such a key artist of the genre. I am not in agreement with those that see this as hounding or aggressive journalism, as Ditko's behaviour itself has opened the door to these types of speculative attempts. I think it is generally sympathetic, if honest, as to giving a profile to a man who has - almost surprisingly - remained such a mystery over the decades, despite being such a recognisable name. It is unfortunate that the industry is filled with so many stories of conflict, and that the creations which we loved and which went on to influence whole new generations of artists and work, were brought about in such a tumultuous time. At any rate, I respect Ditko's desire for privacy, and hope that he is getting some piece as he rightfully deserves, but am saddened that it ever had to come to that, and that he feels so misunderstood.
     
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    I always enjoyed the work Steve did with Charlton Comics and felt he had much more enjoyment and creative fulfilment with them.

    As a kid Charlton was most of what I spent my hard earned change on, not Marvel nor DC. Steve crafted suspension of disbelief.

    It is funny looking back how even at a young age I never cared for what was considered cool. Charlton was a unique experience.

    Even his abode is wrapped in enigma filled with wonders one can not imagine nor speculate on what surely lies within.

    Yet we are drawn literally like moths to flames seeking hidden knowledge and enlightenment from this source of mystery.

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    Very cool, John! Nice to have such memories (and a memento) of something/someone who really played an important role in your early years.

    As an addition, I meant to post this earlier, but Fantagraphics has 40% off storewide today, so might be come choice bargains out there for anyone doing spare shopping.
     
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    Gah, saw this one day late. I went crazy with D&Q's sale last year, could have done the same with Fanta... Ah well. Boxing Day still to come!

    (is it evil to participate in mass consumption events if it's with small publishers?)
     
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    I' m just got out of Lemire's Black Hammer tpb and I am floored !
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    I haven't read much of Lemire mainstream works - I will dig back on those someday for sure.
     
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    Lemire does a lot of quality stuff. He has had some duds but I think it's best when he sticks to his ideas. Sweet Tooth is awesome as are Underwater Welder, The Nobody and Essex County. Enjoy them as well as Plutona with he wrote but Emi lennox drew.
     
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    Ryan Gosling is making a movie out of Underwater Welder. Frankly, he's way to pretty for the protagonist :/
     
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    I hadn't heard about that. That's super crazy! I need to start checking the news sites again. I quit working at my local comic shop and have been avoiding comics like the plague for a bit.
     
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    ABC is doing an Inhumans TV series, and I really hope they take cues from the current Karnak for the show character. Older iterations always seemed a bit wooden to me.
     
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    Interesting expo on comic books in the Shoah context - partially online for those of us who won't be back in Paris anytime soon ..
    http://expo-bd.memorialdelashoah.org/en/exhibition.html

    Discover the first Maus (my copy is in the mail!) :

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    And while I'm at it, why not play some games - Tintin style !

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    Just found this rare 1978 translation by Egmont / Methuen (from the French 1962 collection).
    Ompa-pa was the very first character created by Uderzo and Goscinny.

    Its a fun read but not as good as Asterix and Obelix, of course . . . . interesting to note, the Tavern name
    on the sign is a very British joke, obviously for the UK readership.

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    Glad to see that some Franco-Belgian comics can cross the sea. What about Franco-Belgian recent releases ? Are there any release in England or U.S ?
     
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    I'm not up to date on recent translations but these are some of the best of all time IMO . . .

    Blueberry series (English translations published by EPIC)
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    Dungeon - one of the best comics series EVER (English translation by NBM)
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    Various English translations of Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar's work . . .

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    Dark Horse have been reissuing a lot of the Moebius books in the US.

    Humanoids have also been publishing a few things like Metabarons in really nice editions.

    Cinebook in the UK also publish a number of European books. I've picked up a few interesting things from them.
     
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    Indeed, ive been slowly picking up their English editions of 'Spirou and Fantasio'.
    Also, some of the 'Iznogoud' editions i did'nt already have in English . . .

    I'm not a huge fan of the way they letter stuff sometimes, but i'd rather that than nothing . . .
     

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