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August 9, 2020

Franco-Belgian/Ligne Claire

Altitude (review)

Jean-Marc Rochette  and Olivier Bocquet  Self Made Hero, June 2020 The copy for this autobiographical comic from the Amazon website reads as follows: At sixteen, bivouacked on a mountainside beneath a sky filled with stars, Jean-Marc Rochette has already begun measuring himself against some of Europe’s highest peaks. The Aiguille Dibona, the Coup de Saber,


Writer: Matz Line work: Jean-Marc Rochette Colours: José Villarrubia Letters: Lauren Bowes Translation: Mark McKenzie-Ray Snowpiercer is based on an original idea by Jacques Lob. Titan Comics, September 2019. First off, full confession. I’m a HUGE fan of the Snowpiercer franchise. I loved all three volumes of the French graphic novel and the 2013 film


Matteo Book One: 1814-1915 (review)

Matteo Book One: 1814-1915EuroComics (IDW Publishing), November 2018Writer: Jean-Pierre Gibrat This beautiful comic is the English language translation of Matteo: Premiere Epoque published in 2012. It is concerned with the jealousy-fueled adventures of a Spanish refugee named Matteo Cortes, living as a farm labourer in the beautiful seaside town of Collioure on the French side of Catalonia.

Happy 90th birthday, Tintin

On 10 January 1929, the first adventure of Tintin, entitled Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, was published by Le Petit Vingtième, the youth supplement of a Belgian newspaper. Tintin was created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, better known as Hergé. As we have previously noted, Tintin is a boy reporter, accompanied by his

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