We have a mission: Strapazin Exhibition "Comics Deluxe!"

Starting out in 1984, people at Zürich based comic magazine Strapazin have made it their mission to feature comic artists who don’t go along mainstream tastes. Vanguard imagery, topics, artists and storytellers frequently have found a home there and when debating European comic art and cul...


MIKE MIGNOLA is back: Hellboy in Hell!

It hasn’t been long since we were asked to write neat tombstone inscrptions for one of our most favourite and strangest heroes: Hellboy died and now – he’s gone. Or rather: has dropped into Hell. A mysterious experience you are now invited to join. Mike Mignola returns to art with „Hel...


Fast Cars and Freedom: Michel Vaillant

French-Belgian artist and writer Jean Graton invented his racing hero Michel Vaillant in 1957 when he first appeared in the short story "La 24° heure" in the French magazine "Tintinin". A number of full fledged adventures followed up, starting with "LE GRAND DÉFI" on January 1, 1958. The a...


Making of a Remake: Michel Vaillant "Work in Progress"

How do you "make" a comic book? Dedicated fans are in on the secrets, but still it's quite fascinating to see it done step by step. The latest album of Michel Vaillant – #71 "Work in Progress" – allows racer fans (and others) to take an excellent peek behind the scenes an gives a great acc...


Congratulations to the winner of our october quiz!

It's decided! We selected the winner of our october quiz to get 1 audio CD of the Butler Parker-series and three free crime comics. Enjoy! No luck today? Our next quiz is already online! You can also subsribe to our newsletter! We will keep you up to date on all our quiz and contest act...


A matter of life and death: Death Note

Some bored mischievous "Shinigami" God of Death named Ryuk drops a "Death Note" to Earth and here the trouble begins. High school student Light Yagami discovers the supernatural notebook. Light doesn't know it yet, but the Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone - provided yo...


Behold the Truth: "Steps towards the light" by Bruno Marchand

Bruno Marchand’s graphic novel "Quelques pas vers la lumiere" will be published by All Verlag under the German title "SCHRITTE INS LICHT" ("Steps towards the light"), in December 2012. Belgian comic artist Bruno Marchand closely follows the personal story of a young Parisian girl, Marianne...


Really poetic: comic books by Ulf K.

The best stories are the ones you find in yourself. Maybe that's why Ulf K.'s characters all have a slightly autobiographic touch? Like his "alter ego" from his latest book "Dolomiti Years" and many more of his little melancholy yet curiously funny comic heroes. But wait! There are some da...


Great American Crime-Comics

In the early years of the comic book the crime genre proved to be a popular source of inspiration. Characters first featured in the crime pulps of the 30s found their way into comics. In 1931 Chester Gould invented "Dick Tracy" for the first time depicting criminal characters and police wo...


The advantages of an even mind: Sherlock Holmes

The 19th century has brought about many of today's heroes – yet few of them are as famous as him: Sherlock Holmes. The eccentric and his sidekick Dr. Watson are part of our collective consciousness. Why? Well, if you have read the Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection you will see it clearly...


Dial "M" for mafia – and murderous comic books

German Publishers Schreiber & Leser have dedicated themselves to a rather fascinating issue: the mafia. They are already known for their fondness of crime noir and sometimes rather weird crime fighters like Sokal's Canardo – an investigating duck-fatale, who is hugely controlled by his des...


Fighting crime in Germany: Wilsberg

A real crime addict will find nothing more relaxing than spending a rainy day on the sofa, equipped with coffee, cake and the crime novel of his choice, gladly entering the world of Inspector Barbarotti, Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes, depending on the taste. The rest of the world – be dam...


Congratulations to the winners of our september quiz!

It's decided! We picked out three lucky winners of our september quiz to get 1 audio CD of Russel & Brandon's series "Faith VAN HELSING" and "Jac Longdong". Enjoy! No luck today? Our next quiz is already online! You can also subsribe to our newsletter! We will keep you up to date on all...


"Justice" – Fumetto's new comic competition for 2013 is on

International Fumetto-Comix-Festival has announced their new competition for 2013: artists of various ages are invited to create a short comic strip, featuring this year's topic: "Justice". It arouses questions like "How just is our world?", "Are the basic things we need for a living distr...


Graphicnovel.it – Italian comic art

Apart from a few publications of French artist groups like "Le Dernier Cri" who really love provocation, Italian comic books or "Fumetti", are the ones to stand out in Europe through their most liberal and artistic approach. Ther are of course Italian kid’s comics and erotic art books (Fum...