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European Lettering

2022-09-0103:56

It's Letterer Appreciation Day 2022! Let's take a look at four things I've noticed in reading Franco-Belgian comics. This is the audio from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdz85j69bN8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdz85j69bN8) Support the Pipeline mission by becoming a Patron: https://patreon.com/pipelinecomics (https://patreon.com/pipelinecomics) Show Notes: https://pipelinecomics.com (https://pipelinecomics.com/) Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com (https://twitter.com) Email: augie@pipelinecomics.com
Back in February, Dark Horse announced an August release for the print edition of Jordi Lafebre's "Always Never" in English: https://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/3446/fall-back-love-always-never It's a book I had reviewed after its digital release in 2021: https://www.pipelinecomics.com/always-never-by-jordi-lafebre-review/ I really hope this gives the book a new life in North America. It's a great one. Also, it prompts a little wild speculation from me about Dark Horse and other projects of Lafebre's... My theory makes sense and fits the gaps in the narrative, but is it true? I hope so.... Support the Pipeline mission by becoming a Patron: https://patreon.com/pipelinecomics (https://patreon.com/pipelinecomics) Show Notes: https://pipelinecomics.com/95 (https://pipelinecomics.com/95) Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com (https://twitter.com) Email: augie@pipelinecomics.com
https://www.idwpublishing.com/news/articles/idw-publishing-announces-todd-mcfarlane-spider-man-artist-edition (IDW announced their next Artist's Edition), and it's collecting a whole lot of Todd McFarlane Spider-Man art. I couldn't imagine a more exciting AE outing, so I'm going to go over the specs on this thing in the podcast. We have six months to save up the $150 to buy it, which hopefully is enough time... Support the Pipeline mission by becoming a Patron: https://patreon.com/pipelinecomics (https://patreon.com/pipelinecomics) Show Notes: https://pipelinecomics.com/94 (https://pipelinecomics.com/94) Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com (https://twitter.com) Email: augie@pipelinecomics.com
Julie Doucet won the Grand Prix at Angouleme this year. How did that happen? What kind of narrative did you shape in your mind for why the voters voted the way they did? My guess is, you're wrong. These things can't be forced into a single narrative, and I'll tell you exactly why and how Julie Doucet won in this podcast. You're welcome. Here, watch Chris Ware hand over the prize to Doucet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZx486r9FW4 Warning: It's awkward. Learning French: I passed the 800 days streak on https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) last week, then celebrated by winning my Diamond League for the week! Je suis rentré chez moi hier. Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/93 (PipelineComics.com/93) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com Watch on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcTLgEbooSan00cC7-6tiyA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcTLgEbooSan00cC7-6tiyA)
Is that episode title clickbait? How about "Last Rat Deserts Ship"? Now THAT's incendiary! See David Steinberger's resignation tweet here: https://twitter.com/stonemtn/status/1501962345618317313 Comixology on CrunchBase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/comixology/company_financials Support the Pipeline mission by becoming a Patron: https://patreon.com/pipelinecomics Check out the website: https://pipelinecomics.com Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com Email at augie@pipelinecomics.com
McSpidey Half Time

McSpidey Half Time

2022-03-1010:11

The McSpidey Chronicles is a subsite of PipelineComics.com which will review every issue of "The Amazing Spider-Man" that Todd McFarlane drew, plus some articles that fit along with that as their theme. https://www.pipelinecomics.com/mcspidey/ We're past the halfway point now, so let's see how this project came about, what's left, where it's going, and what's next. ...With apologies if I'm repeating any of the stuff I talked about in the original announcement of this project in Episode #78: https://pipelinecomics.com/78 Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I'm past day 794 now and barreling towards 800. Tu ne vas pas partir demain? Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/91 (PipelineComics.com/91) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
Deceptive First Looks

Deceptive First Looks

2022-03-0906:42

Comics are a combination of words and art. You need both. You can flip through a book or look at its cover and get a good first impression. A lot of the times, however, that can be deceptive. You need to dig in and read the combination of art and words to get the art in its proper context to enjoy it. This works both ways -- some very cool art tells the story very poorly. It also can go for color schemes, as I talk about in this podcast. I mentioned my review of Penelope Bagieu's "Josephine" in this podcast. You can find it here: https://www.pipelinecomics.com/josephine1/ The autobiographical Instagram cartoonist whose name I blanked on during the podcast is Margaux Motion. You can find her here: https://www.instagram.com/margauxmotin/ Now excuse me. It's getting late and I have to boost my score in this week's DuoLingo challenge. It's Day 793 for me today! Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/90 (PipelineComics.com/90) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
Unfair Advantage

Unfair Advantage

2022-03-0805:45

It's true -- BD has an unfair advantage. It's all new stuff for me, and they tend to translate lots of good stuff first. Works for me! Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I'm past day 790 now and barreling towards 800. On va au cinema ensemble? Full Show Notes: https://pipelinecomics.com/89 (PipelineComics.com/89) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
Grand Prix Noms 2022

Grand Prix Noms 2022

2022-03-0507:18

We have the final three nominees for this year's Grand Prix at FIBD, a/k/a Angouleme. They're all women. The comments section at ActuaBD is ablaze: https://www.actuabd.com/Le-trio-gagnant-pour-le-Grand-Prix-2022-du-Festival-International-de-la-BD-d Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. Today is day 789. Elle mange une orange. Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/87 (PipelineComics.com/87) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
My Birthday, Your Gift

My Birthday, Your Gift

2022-03-0305:33

Today is my birthday, but I don't want your gifts. 🎉 Instead, I want you to buy a comic book for yourself. 🎁 https://www.pipelinecomics.com/buy-your-first-bd-today/ (I have some suggestions in an article on the website right now), but I'm going to talk about one very timely series in this podcast. "Ken Games" was one of my early favorite European series. And it's on sale right now for a mere $2.99 a book. It's an amazing value for that money. Go buy it for yourself now. Thank me later. https://amzn.to/3tq6FXV (Here's an Amazon link to it.) (Yes, it's an affiliate link.) https://www.izneo.com/en/european-comics/thriller/ken-games-12032 (Here's the Izneo link.) Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. Today is day 788. L'alcool peut te donner un mal à dos. Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/87 (PipelineComics.com/87) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
I Heart Art

I Heart Art

2022-03-0211:28

Comics need great art. Life is too short to read good stories that are destroyed by bad or even mediocre art. That's part of the reason I moved to European comics. Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I recently hit day 786. Je pense que je suis un cheval! Full Show Notes: https://pipelinecomics.com/86 (PipelineComics.com/86) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
There is no singular alternative to Comixology. There is, however, an alternative for European albums. It's https://izneo.com (Izneo.com) and you should sign up for it today. They have a subscription plan and you can even buy albums through their app. https://www.pipelinecomics.com/ultimate-guide-to-izneo/ (I did a thorough write-up of Izneo recently). Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I recently hit day 786. Je pense que je suis un cheval! Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/85 (PipelineComics.com/85) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
I'm sure several of you think the title of this podcast should be "Defunding Comixology," because you think it's what Amazon has done. I'm taking the opposite opinion on this one. Amazon is hurting Comixology in the short term for a long term benefit. They are providing focus, but the transition will be a rough one. We're already seeing things get better, in fact, and I'm betting things will move pretty fast from here. Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I recently hit day 784. Incroyable, mais vrai! Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/84 (PipelineComics.com/84) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
The Merge happened this week. It's a mess. I outline my first thoughts on it in this podcast. If you're looking for the new Comixology storefront on Amazon, good luck. Or, use https://Comixology.com (Comixology.com) and let them reroute you. Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I recently hit day 775. Incroyable! Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/83 (PipelineComics.com/83) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
Belgium has a new passport that features Belgian comic characters like Largo Winch, Lucky Luke, Tintin, and the Smurfs. Want! This is my excuse to reach for an honorary Belgian citizenship without the hassle of learning a new language or, you know, actually moving to the country. I think I found an angle on this impossible mission. I'll explain it in this podcast. https://www.pipelinecomics.com/my-new-plan-for-belgian-citizenship/ (I wrote about this goal on the website) a couple weeks ago. Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I recently extended my stream past the 765 day mark. Je ne suis pas un cheval. Full Show Notes: https://pipelinecomics.com/82 (PipelineComics.com/82) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
I received a comment recently that made fun of the way I pronounced a Belgian creators' name. It made me think about pronunciations. For as hard as I try to get it right, I'm always fighting my natural American accent instincts... One quick correction to this episode: The hockey player's name I was thinking of was Mark Messier. It's not the same as Jean-Claude Mézières. But it's close! Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I recently extended my stream past the 757 day mark. C'est magnifique! Full Show Notes: https://pipelinecomics.com/81 (PipelineComics.com/81) Facebook Page: https://pipelinecomics.com/facebook (PipelineComics.com/facebook) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
Read the full review here: https://www.pipelinecomics.com/asterix-v39-asterix-and-the-griffin/ (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/asterix-v39-asterix-and-the-griffin/) Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I recently extended my stream past the 777 days mark. C'est magnifique! Full Show Notes: https://www.pipelinecomics.com/80 (PipelineComics.com/80) Facebook Page: https://pipelinecomics.com/facebook (PipelineComics.com/facebook) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
The Beatles had a 12 month period in the mid-1960s where they released four studio albums. Is there a similar comics version of that kind of productivity? Ok, sure, probably Jack Kirby with or without Stan Lee. But keeping with the theme of this podcast, who comes to mind? Easy -- Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo in the mid-1960s when they released 3 books in the same calendar year, and 5 in the span of two years. In this podcast, I'll run down the list for you. I also mentioned and recommended https://www.youtube.com/user/pegzch (Rick Beato's YouTube channel) if you're looking for smart analysis of music on-line. The Beatles Documentary, "Get Back," is streaming on Disney Plus. My reviews of the books from that fateful year: https://www.pipelinecomics.com/asterix-v7-asterix-and-the-big-fight/ (Asterix and the Big Fight) https://www.pipelinecomics.com/asterix-v8-asterix-in-britain/ (Asterix in Britain) https://www.pipelinecomics.com/asterix-v9-asterix-and-the-normans/ (Asterix and the Normans) Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. I recently extended my stream past the 700 days mark. Je t'invite a la fete de mon anniversaire -- en Mars! Full Show Notes: https://www.pipelinecomics.com/79 (PipelineComics.com/79) Facebook Page: https://pipelinecomics.com/facebook (PipelineComics.com/facebook) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
Take your pick: https://PipelineClassics.com (PipelineClassics.com) https://PipelineComics.com/mcspidey (PipelineComics.com/mcspidey) Go there now to learn all about Todd McFarlane's run on "The Amazing Spider-Man." Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. Let's be friends! My streak is now past 670 days! Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/78 (PipelineComics.com/78) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
Happy International Podcast Day! We celebrate a little bit of PipelineComics.com's recent five year anniversary with a State of the Union address that takes a brief tangent into https://careers.viacomcbs.com/job/New-York-NY-10019/793248200/ (the kind of job descriptions you see) for writers at comic book news websites. (Too much writing.) Also, some hints and teases for things to come, and a little about the future of this podcast. Learning French: I'm using https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr (DuoLingo) for learning French. Let's be friends! My streak is now past 630 days! Full Show Notes: https://PipelineComics.com/77 (PipelineComics.com/77) Facebook Page: https://pipelinecomics.com/facebook (PipelineComics.com/facebook) Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pipelinecomics (Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: https://pipelinecomics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com
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Peter McDonald

Loved this epic piece of devil's advocacy! Found the website this afternoon and it is great for all things Asterix

Mar 28th
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