A couple of weeks back I boarded a flight headed for Sweden and the Uppsala Comix Festival. On landing at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport I was greeted by grey skies, drizzle and a decidedly cold Scandinavian day. Thankfully this was the only chilly reception that I received. Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city and it’s a really pretty place with a big student population – so a great place for a comics festival. Although it’s a small festival it was really well attended and people came to spend money. Christer, Harri and the guys at SerieZonen (Uppsala’s best and only comics shop!) did a great job and organised the event at an amazing old art deco cinema – it was really the perfect location. On the day we were even blessed with blue skies and sunshine. A big thank you to everyone who came along to my talk and to everyone at at Uppsala Comix – especially Jonas Anderson for helping me out on the stall – hearing Luke Pearson’s Nordic inspired Hilda series being explained in Swedish to a customer was really my highlight! Also a big shout to some great Swedish publishers that I had the pleasure of meeting – definitely worth checking them all out: Sara Granér and her publisher Galago, Daniel Thollin, Jens Andersson is publishing some really beautiful books, his Edward Gorey book is excellent and one of my favourite ‘I wish we published that!’ books is The First in Line by Mattias Adolfsson.
And if that wasn’t enough Scandinavian-ness for you, we also had books on sale at the Stockholm Comix Festival the weekend just passed – thanks to them – and we will have a good presence at the Oslo Comics Festival, with Luke Pearson being one of their official guests there in June. Also a good mention lastly for Staffars Serier – Stockholm’s comics store where you can also find our books!
Posted by judith on May 3rd, 11:36am
All those in search of an adventuring companion, look no further! Hilda has made herself available in handy toy form so that you can recreate the blue-haired heroine’s escapades from the comfort of your own home.
At 8 inches high, she’s the perfect size for playing with. Or to keep you company on your desktop. Or even for proud display in any self-respecting toy collection.
She’s fully positionable and safety tested for ages 7 and up. So if you (or the little one in your life) are a fan of Hilda, you can lose yourself in your very own Hilda-adventures. Come and get it from the Nobrow shop or online.
The box even comes fully decorated by Hilda creator Luke Pearson.
Posted by mina on Apr 30th, 11:31am
Angoulême festival winner and Eisner Award nominee, Dockwood creator Jon McNaught will be in Portland, Oregon this weekend for the Stumptown Comics Festival. Their goal, a noble one, is to bring comics to the people, so Jon will be sharing some of his thoughts and inspirations behind the creation of Dockwood at the festival. He also will be exhibiting new work in his solo show Passing Time, at Reading Frenzy from the 26th – 29th of April.
Passing Time is a collection of suburban landscapes and everyday vignettes, which provide a deeper exploration of the environments of McNaught’s comics; from the windswept shores of Pebble Island to the suburban streets of Dockwood. These prints are loving tributes to ordinary places, from bus stops, to empty beaches, and other quiet corners of Britain. This show collects together screen prints, lithographs, and linocuts, alongside selected original artwork from Dockwood.
If you’re in the Northwest of America, be sure to check it out – it’ll be a doozy!
Posted by mina on Apr 26th, 11:44am
Massive congratulations for Luke Pearson and Jon McNaught who have both been nominated for Will Eisner Awards. The Eisners are one of the highest accolades in the comics industry and we’re thrilled that Luke and Jon’s amazing talents are being recognised.
Luke was, in fact, nominated for two awards: Best Kids’ Comic for Hilda and the Midnight Giant; and Best Writer/Artist alongside luminaries Chris Ware, Charles Burns and the Hernandez Brothers.
Elmview, the first story in Jon McNaught’s Dockwood, has been nominated for Best Short Story.
Nobrow 7 was also nominated, for Best Anthology.
We can’t wait until the awards are announced at Comic-Con in July!
Posted by mina on Apr 24th, 12:29pm
Willing and able to take on the most complex of comics-creating tasks this assistant even comes with a detailed instruction manual illustrated by Luke Pearson.
Thank you so much, Pippa!
Posted by mina on Apr 19th, 11:09amNext Page »