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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.


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September 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Darryl Cunningham Investigates

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Following a lead from the talented Jonathan Edwards is Darryl Cunningham.

3834397660_9971f8cdee_oDarryl makes comics about his experience of working as a psychiatric nurse, which makes for fascinating reading.

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August 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Posted in Comics, Portfolio, Webcomics


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stitches1covDavid Small talks to Sasha Watson at Publishers Weekly about his graphic memoir ‘Stitches’.

You can also have a look at a preview of the book here.

David’s site is also quite good – have a look through his sketchbooks.

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August 18, 2009 at 6:43 am

Lucy Kinsley in Paris

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Lucy Kinsley, author of French Milk returns to Paris with her boyfriend and keeps a travel diary – Paris Journal.

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August 4, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Dash Shaw

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Check out Dash Shaw’s ‘Bottomless Belly Button‘, his blog and his website. You can also listen to an interview with him here.

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July 23, 2009 at 10:31 am

Anders Nilsen

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Although I loved ‘Monologues For The Coming Plague‘, which I found both funny and thought provoking, I think I might have had Anders Neilsen wrongly pegged up until recently as something of a ‘thinking-man’s-David-Shrigley’.

Having taken the time to find out more about his work, I’m somewhat impressed that he can reconcile the ways in which he works – his at times abstract language of icons and symbols, and his superbly drafted illustrative work. (See below)

Have a look at his gorgeous site, buy all his books and read his blog immediately!

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July 21, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Paul Hornschemeier

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Hornschemeier doesn’t simply push the panel edges of the comics medium; he designs entirely off the page, encouraging other creators to join him over the horizon.
– Chicago Tribune

An online version of a Paul Hornschemeier interview conducted by Gary Groth that originally appeared in Mome #1.

Interview here, site here.

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July 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Posted in Comics, Interview, Portfolio