LICAF 2018 - Heroines Exhibition - Vulverine by Emy SNIP

Female mutant ninja turtles, Vulverine and the Visible Woman feature in Hero(ine)s – a new exhibition on gender and comics

Being a comic hero has traditionally been the dominion of the male. This is about to be challenged through a new exhibition called Hero(ine)s featuring iconic comic heroes re-interpreted and reimagined in their female form. The exhibition features more than twenty original artworks where comic artists have been challenged to reinvent their chosen male superhero inContinue reading Female mutant ninja turtles, Vulverine and the Visible Woman feature in Hero(ine)s – a new exhibition on gender and comics

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

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French Creators Set to Storm Kendal again for 2015 Comic Festival

  Following up on the popularity of several Continental guests in 2014, the Lakes International Comic Art Festival  has just announced the appearance of its first four French artists coming to this year’s weekend-long event in Kendal, backed by support from the Institut Francais the Wallonie Brussels International. Winshluss (Vincent Paronnaud) is the successful author of Pinocchio, which won the Fauve d’Or prize inContinue reading French Creators Set to Storm Kendal again for 2015 Comic Festival

Top European comic artists at SouthKenKidsFest

  Whoosh! South Ken Kids Festival wind is blowing in London with a blizzard of events to choose from! From Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd November, a score of children’s book artists will take over the Institut français and London-based schools for a week of family fun, with workshops, drawing duos, films, live music, andContinue reading Top European comic artists at SouthKenKidsFest

Tardi. Photo: Véronique Huyghes

Tardi to make first ever UK appearance with Pat Mills

  Reflecting on the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, French artist Tardi is to makes his first ever public appearance in Britain on 10th November, in conversation with Pat Mills, the writer and co-creator of of Charley’s War, the compelling saga of a young Cockney private enduring The First World War. An exceptional, unmissable encounter between two passionateContinue reading Tardi to make first ever UK appearance with Pat Mills