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Manga Great Jiro Taniguchi Dead At Age 69

One of the giants of literary manga has passed away today. Jiro Taniguchi, creator of Kodoku no Gourmet and The Times of Botchan, was 69 years old. Taniguchi was born in 1947 in Tottori City in western Japan and moved to Tokyo to become a manga creator. He made his debut with Kareta Heya at […]

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Stan Lee Nominated For 2016 Angoulême Festival President

The list for the Angoulême Grand Prix has been published. Voted on by the Academy, the winner of the most prestigious ward in comic books is names the President of the next festival. This year it was won by Bill Watterson, after Alan Moore declined the honour. Nevertheless, he is nominated again, as well as for the first […]

Boycott Threatens To Disrupt Angoulême Grand Prix

The Grand Prix at Angoulême is the highest acclaim any comic book creator can receive in comics. Voted on by the Grand Prix Academy made up of acclaimed French comic book creators, the winner will become a member of the Academy and the president of next year's Angoulême festival. Presented to authors whose work is […]