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Steven Spielberg Javier Bardem Bring Cortes to Life as Amazon Limited Series

Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem Bring 'Cortes' to Life as Amazon Limited Series

From a historical standpoint, Cortés is a controversial figure: seen by some as a legend in the history of Spain; and as a mass murderer responsible for the destruction of a great civilization. “It is a privilege to tell this epic story— one that is full of drama and conflict within this huge, historical spectacle where[...]

The Weekly Static s01e23: Watchmen Rockwell Doherty and More

The Weekly Static s01e23: Watchmen, Rockwell, Doherty and More!

It’s the channel’s biggest-ever programming initiative.David Villa – a World Cup winner with Spain and former Barcelona player – will feature in some of the original programming and will also serve as global ambassador for the event, promoting it to his 28 million social media followers Considered a student of the game, the Spanish former[...]


Ex-El Jueves Spanish Cartoonists To Publish Orgullo y Satisfacción On Wednesday

Ex-El Jueves Spanish Cartoonists To Publish Orgullo y Satisfacción On Wednesday

Here's the new website in progress. Translating as "Pride and Satisfaction. Artists without a magazine greet the new king. Hopefully on Wednesday 18th June." The title refers to the usual sentence the King says in this annual speech for Christmas, broadcast every year on Christmas Eve, "me llena de orgullo y satisfacción". A new digitak publication […]

A Rival To Spains El Jueves To Launch This Week After Royal Pulping

A Rival To Spain's El Jueves To Launch This Week, After Royal Pulping

Bleeding Cool has been following the pulping of last week's issue of El Jueves, the Spanish satirical magazine in the style of Britain's Private Eye, as he publishers objected to the cover cartoon depicting the abdicating king handing over a shit-filled crown to his son. Many cartoonists and contributors walked out in protest and suggested […]

Offensive Cover Cartoon Sees 60000 Copies Pulped By Publisher

'Offensive' Cover Cartoon Sees 60,000 Copies Pulped By Publisher

El Jueves is a Spanish satirical magazine published for 39 years, weekly every Wednesday. Which is why it translates as "The Thursday". Except this weeks issue, because it featured the story this week's abdication of  King Juan Carlos I, after four decades on the throne, and the anticipated coronation of new King Felipe VI on the […]

Wanted Brunettes With Overly Specific Bust Size To Work Barcelona Comic Con

Wanted, Brunettes With Overly Specific Bust Size To Work Barcelona Comic Con

The promotions agency NSH posted a job offer for hostesses to work at the upcoming Barcelona Comic Con… Translated? "We are seeking stewardesses to work on May 16, 17 and 18 in the Barcelona Comic Convention. Hours: May 16 : 4-7 pm; May  17: 11-14 am and 4-7 pm; May 18: 11-14 am Net Salary: 140 EURO (US 194$, 116£) […]

No Spain Alan Moore Is Not In Madrid

No, Spain, Alan Moore Is Not In Madrid

Music magazine Mondo Sonoro, in Spain, is reporting on the news that Alan Moore is visiting the country, after he was seen buying books about the current anti-capitalist 15-M protest movement in a comic store in Madrid The rest of the Spanish media is starting to pick up the story as well and it is[...]

Frank Quitely To Write And Draw His Own Comics

Frank Quitely To Write And Draw His Own Comics

  Recently Coruña held its fifteenth annual comics convention, Viñetas desde o Atlántico 2012. J. Antonio Fraga attended for Bleeding Cool. Including the Frank Quitely panel. When asked about new projects, he mentioned the two books that everybody knows he's working on right now, Pax Americana with Morrison and Jupiter's Children with Millar, but he […]

R. M. Guéra To Choose Between Two New Jason Aaron Projects

R. M. Guéra To Choose Between Two New Jason Aaron Projects

Recently La Coruña in Spain hosted its fifteenth annual comics convention, Viñetas desde o Atlántico 2012 J Antonio Fraga attended for Bleeding Cool.Including the panel with R M Guéra, he learned that after Scalped, R.M is finishing the last eight pages of the second volume of Howard Blake, the pirate series he started for BD[...]

Glénat Sells Glénat SPAIN In A Management Buyout

Glénat Sells Glénat SPAIN In A Management Buyout

The move has just been announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair.Amongst other things, Glénat is the biggest manga publisher in Spain, however manga sales in Spain have been halved in recent years They are also one of the rare Spanish publishers to publish the work of classic Spanish creators.The Spanish branch of[...]

El Catalogo Make A Grab For DC Comics Spanish Language Rights

El Catalogo Make A Grab For DC Comics Spanish Language Rights

Looks like they've been too sucessful.In January, Spanish publisher El Catalogo will begin publishing comic books from DC Comics including their sub brands, Vertigo, DC Kids and Mad in Spanish, in both Spain and across South America, after successfully bidding for the license.Planeta De Agostini, the previous holder of rights in Spain, began publishing DC[...]

Pope Gets Own Comic Book &#8211 And Not From Bluewater

Pope Gets Own Comic Book – And Not From Bluewater

Pope Benedict XVI is getting his own comic book - and it's not from Bluewater.Manga Hero, an Californian Christian manga publisher is published the volume for World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain Titled Habemus Papam!, these are the Latin words used after the papal election, translated as “We have a pope!”Latin title? Yes, definitely not[...]

(UPDATE) Another Swipe From Elizabeth Nogales

The last few days have seen the Spanish blogosphere go doolally over accomplished and prominent illustrator Elisabeth Nogales being caught out for blatant swipes of work, often over work pulled from the sites of amateur artists on Deviant Art. And Bleeding Cool has seemed to have given the story some kind of international providence. Well, […]

Random House To Translate Spanish Alternative Comics For US Market

Random House To Translate Spanish Alternative Comics For US Market

According to this report, Random House has set its eyes on publishing work from the Spanish alternative comics publisher Edicions de Ponent (Sunset Publishing). Ponent is basically the Spanish equivalent of Fantagraphics or Drawn & Quarterly, publishing books by the likes of Paul Auladell, Miguel Calatayud, Calo, Maria Colino, Luis Duran, Keko, Micharmut, Bartolome Segui, […]

Pope Visit Sees Comic Magazine Kidnapped By Printers

Pope Visit Sees Comic Magazine Kidnapped By Printers

The Pope is visiting Santiago de Compostela in Spainin November Something that the Spanish people and media are currently obsessing about As anyone does really.Enough for humour magazine Retranca to run a cartoon with the Pope surrounded by the three million Euro cost of the official state visit.But also enough for the printers who normally[...]

Alan Moore – The Spanish Impersonation

There is a Spanish TV show featuring parodies of various celebrities. But it was quite a surprise when one episode featured Alan Moore. In a bowler hat. And then it gets really odd.