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Photos from Angouleme

Photos from Angouleme

Andi Watson has some nice photos to accompany his convention report from the Angouleme International Comics Festival.

An excerpt: "I spent most of my time holed up in Salon Editeurs with publishers great and small. There was a separate manga tent way over on the other side of town that I never made it to. It would make more sense in future if the organisers could find a way/site to herd the ‘Salons’ closer together. There were rumours of some of the bigger publishers not wanting to return next year, and those are the organisations who pay shed loads for their big booths and make the show a profit. Comics and grumbling are constant partners wherever you are in the world so I imagine they’ll all be back next year…if they’re closer to the good restaurants."

Familiar Faces?

Familiar Faces?

It’s indicative of how the Comics Convention (Now with 50% More Media Tie-Ins!) has developed into some sort of über-monster when the promotions for the convention feature supposedly familiar faces and the average years-long con-goer can only recognize one:

Let’s hope bigger does mean better in this instance. Some of us would settle for simply being able to get past registration and into the exhibition hall.