First off, in the "sucking-up-to-Ginger Department," a story about the Angouleme International Festival of Comics Art, by Heidi MacDonald, at Comicon.com's Pulse.
The 30th annual Angouleme International Festival of Comics Art kicks off today and runs through Sunday. Attended annually by over 100,000 enthusiasts (they don't call them fans over there), this is generally considered the finest comics related show in Europe, and probably the world. Comics take over the entire own, with fabulous art installations all over the city, signings, and socializing, but all at a continental pace. Guests include the stars of comics worldwide, usually including a small but doughty American faction.
And there'd be something here about the larger audience for and more diverse content of comics in other parts of the world, possibly with a link to Matt Fraction's Poplife column at Comic Book Resources and a mention that I only read the column because somebody quoted a bit of it in a BAD SIGNAL mailing, but, again, rush job this. Make with the clicking.
Also comics-related, because it's a comic, get your war on | page eighteen. The last few would have been appropriate to mention the 22nd, if I'd been talking about that thing I wasn't talking about.
And everyone saw the link to English-language sample pages from Marjane Satrabi's Persepolis that Rostam posted a few days back, yes?
Huh. Hadn't meant to do a comics-centered entry. Maybe I should change the title and edit that first paragraph to reflect this.
Maybe I should hit the "Save" button and start collecting books for the trip to Powell's Bookstores Chicago. . .
Strange Coincidence, that. Will have to
discuss that with Naked Tiny when we have lunch in Minneapolis in a week or two think about that. . .