Author Archives: Matthias Wivel

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The Cage Stands As Before: The Comics of Yvan Alagbé

The elusive French-Beninese comics artist Yvan Alagbé returns to expand upon his 1994 masterwork Les Nègres jaunes. The result is one of the most intricate, challenging, and moving grand family narratives in comics. Continue reading

 
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Trondheim on the Angoulême Grand Prix

The outspoken cartoonist (and former Grand Prix winner) addresses controversies surrounding the festival’s most prestigious award. Continue reading

 
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Institution and Individual

The winners in the main categories at this year’s Angoulême festival raise interesting questions about French cartooning and satire. Continue reading

 
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Stop Making Sense!

That grubby minicomic you grabbed off the bar, or found plugging the vent in the convention hall bathroom, which made no sense to you at the time, and probably makes even less now, was likely signed Dongery. Continue reading

 
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The Power of Galactus

Eurocomics legend Fabrice Neaud abandons the autobiographical form … to emulate John Byrne?! Continue reading

 
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Angoulême 2012: Aftermath

One of the best festivals of the past decade. Of course, some problems persist. Continue reading

 
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Angoulême 2012: Saturday

The most eloquently curated comics show I’ve seen since the fantastic Masters of European Comics in 2001. Continue reading

 
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Angoulême 2012: Friday

The Art Spiegelman retrospective in the Castro building is amazing. Continue reading

 
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