I’ll be at the 38th Annual International Comics Festival in Angoulême

January 26th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

starting tomorrow through Sunday. Which is fine, because there’s no electricity in my apartment, and won’t be for what I’m told is around ten days. I plan to lose my worries in panel after panel of sweet, sweet Eurocomics. Look me up and say hi, if you’re in Angoulême! I’ll also be liveblogging the festival at Words Without Borders.

Around the Interwebs

January 20th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

  • In the Dispatches at Words Without Borders, I have a blog post up on the recent strike at L’Association, France’s premier indie comics company. This is preparatory to my trip to Angoulême next week, where I’ll be live blogging for them from the 38th edition of the annual International Comics Festival.
  • A HUGE thank you to Jeffrey Ford for citing Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud’s A Life on Paper as one of his favorite reads of 2010.
  • A Journey Round My Skull has begun syndicating my posts for Small Beer Press on Belgian fabulists. But the real reason to check them out now are the images that accompany them. That said, the Small Beer holiday series is winding down. The penultimate post went up this past Tuesday. Earlier in Not a Journal, publisher Gavin Grant waxed reflective about the year in review, and had a few cheery words for A Life on Paper, which also rates a mention at French Culture, the Official Website of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

The List 2010

January 19th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

As with previous years, only books read cover to cover are included. Ineligible: books I re-read, essay and story collections I dipped into once, twice, or repeatedly, but failed to finish. Books are listed in order of completion. Graphic novels and short stories not listed.

Agota Kristof, L’Analphabète

Bernard Quiriny, Contes carnivores

Nicholas Stuart Gray, Grimbold’s Other World

Pierre Gripari, L’Arrière-monde

Pierre Gripari, La Patrouille du conte

Robert Crais, L.A. Requiem

Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Richard Brautigan, The Hawkline Monster

Robert Coover, Briar Rose

Ursula Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven » Read the rest of this entry «

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