The Regiment Volume One (Cinebook Recounts Édition) SNIP

Stunning graphic novel telling origins of the SAS out in September

War comics seem to be getting a new lease of life right now. Following up on DC Thomson’s release of their full colour Commando Presents Ramsey’s Raiders volume, and the serialised release of Battle Presents: Operation Overlord with the latest Issue of Judge Dredd Megazine (with more to come), Cinebook have a World War TwoContinue reading Stunning graphic novel telling origins of the SAS out in September

Valérian and Laureline

In Praise of… comic artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières

Award-winning French comics artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières is the co-creator of Valérian and Laureline with Pierre Christin, the popular, long-running science fiction comics series published in English by Cinebook that has influenced many science fiction and fantasy films, including Star Wars. Born and raised in Paris, he was introduced to drawing by his olderContinue reading In Praise of… comic artist and illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 27 – Cinebook with Jerome Saincantin

A Chat with Cinebook – Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast probes European comics publisher

In the latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast, the team chat to Jerome Saincantin about his role as a translator for Cinebook. Cinebook, whose titles we’ve often featured on downthetubes, are publishers of best selling European books in the English language. Their titles include Valerian, Lucky Luke, Thorgal and XIII – toContinue reading A Chat with Cinebook – Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast probes European comics publisher

Paul Gravett, Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. Photo: Dean Simons

In Pictures: Valerian creators Pierre Christin and Jean Claude Mezieres in London

Last month, Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières were in London, at the Institut Francais, for an event titled Valerian & Laureline Disclosed. Chaired by comics expert Paul Gravett, the Valerian creators were full of life and were happy to rib each other in a way that some longstanding collaborators often aren’t! The event was of course inContinue reading In Pictures: Valerian creators Pierre Christin and Jean Claude Mezieres in London

Look out for this fantastic Awesome Comics Podcast poster celebrating the huge wealth of indie characters being published here in the UK by individual creators and publishers

The Awesome Comics Podcast Catch Up: Jack Kirby, the best of indie comics and more

The Awesome Comics Podcast gang are at London Super Comic Con this weekend and have a wonderful poster promoting the work of dozens of small press creators on sale at their table, so grab a copy before they sell out! If you’re heading to this amazing event, why not prepare yourselves for perhaps your first encounterContinue reading The Awesome Comics Podcast Catch Up: Jack Kirby, the best of indie comics and more