From another planet, the art of Sophie Goldstein

By | Discovery | 20 August 2018

Sophie Goldstein is an American illustrator and cartoonist based in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia. After graduating from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2013, she went on to win two Ignatz Award for her graphic novel The Oven, published by AdHouse Books in 2015. Her last book, House of Women —a collection of the Ignatz award-winning, self-published mini comic series—, has been published by Fantagraphics in 2017. Here is an exerpt of the book.

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Meeting with Ulli Lust

By | Interviews | 28 June 2018

Publié à l’automne 2017 par Suhrkamp, puis traduit et publié en français par les éditions Ça et Là, ALORS QUE J’ESSAYAIS D’ÊTRE QUELQU’UN DE BIEN met en scène une Ulli Lust jeune adulte, à Vienne, au début des années 1990. Dans ce récit autobiographique de grande ampleur, l’auteure autrichienne se raconte avec une honnêteté déroutante. Partagée entre une relation amoureuse complice avec Georg, acteur de théâtre avec qui elle peine à s’épanouir sur le plan physique, et Kimata, un beau Nigérian en attente de régularisation avec lequel va s’engager une liaison charnelle particulièrement torride, la jeune femme doit aussi se préoccuper de sa carrière d’illustratrice et penser à son fils Philipp, né alors qu’elle n’avait que 17 ans.

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Nik Neves’ intimate cartography

By | Discovery | 8 June 2018

Nik Neves is a Brazilian comic author and illustrator. Living between Berlin (Germany) and Porto Alegre (Brazil), this illustrator and graphic artist has in travel a major influence. Much of his work is related with the travel experience, from illustrated maps, sketchbook, until comics and visual diaries. Since 2006 Nik Neves works in his project and magazine Inútil (meaning “useless”, in portuguese), where publishes his comics and personal work.  In 2013, conceived and organized the Independent Publication Fair “Parada Gráfica” in Porto Alegre, Brazil and in April 2018 was one of the curators of the show MAGMA, at Fumetto comics festival in…

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Mohamed Wahba’s Cairo

By | Discovery | 19 May 2018

Mohamed Wahba, just over 30 years of age, is an Egyptian comic artist to watch closely. Every day, he walks the streets of Cairo, finding in his native city an inexhaustible source of inspiration. In 2015, a first book gathering his impressive views of the Egyptian capital was published.

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