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Derik Badman writes a brief post on Grandpapier, a project started by Belgian publisher L’Employé de Moi. The site features work in French and English as well as a number of wordless strips.


Recent Comics Bureau postee Darryl Cunningham comments on Derik’s post;

I was recently asked if I wanted to contribute to GrandPapier, and have now been doing so for a number of weeks. I find the style of the comics on the site to be so much more playful than US or UK comics. There’s a real freshness about the approach there which made me realise how staid English language comix have become.

Looking at the quality of the work, this is a hard opinion to disagree with.


Written by The Department of Illustration

September 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Samandal, a Lebanese comics magazine

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Check out Samandal, a Lebanese/French/English comics magazine. This stuff is really great – a real variety of styles, content and backgrounds, and what I think to be a very worthy mission statement;

Samandal is a non-profit organization that aims to lift the stature of comics to that of a mature art form capable of tackling more than superheroes and their baffling hairdos.

Get on over to the site, you can download the first few issues as pdfs. If you like what you see, why not drop them a line to tell them so or submit some work. If you are anywhere near Gosh! Comics, you can pick up a hard copy of Issue 5.


Written by The Department of Illustration

August 20, 2009 at 7:16 pm