|Forney talks Lust|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Ellen Forney||6 Dec 2007 11:24 AM|
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Your list of Official Selections at the 2008 Festival International de la Bande Desinée d'Angoulême includes:
Peter Bagge's En Route Pour Le New Jersey, the French edition of Buddy Does Jersey...
Jason's Le Dernier Mousquetaire, our English edition of which (The Last Musketeer) is coming soon...
...and Linda Medley's Château l'Attente, known here in l'Amerique as Castle Waiting.
Félicitations à tous les artistes.
That was the unexpected $2000 'question' in yesterday's Double Jeopardy category of "Graphic Novels on Film." This a day after Spiegelman was name-checked in a category about New York City. What is going on here? The 'answer' was something like "In this film, Enid and Rebecca are best friends entering adulthood" or something like that (I honestly don't remember, it was too surreal, I was discombobulated). Sadly, none of the contestants responded. Other questions in the category were about 300, The Road to Perdition, The Crow, and From Hell.
Tim Hensley, Jonathan Bennett, Todd Hignite, Alvin Buenaventura and Ken Parille have started a blog, and it's bound to become one of my very favorite cartooning-related blogs around. Two of my favorite cartoonists (Bennett & Hensley), my favorite comics mag editor (Hignite), one of my favorite comics critics (Parille), and one of my favorite publishers (Buenaventura). That's one heavy-hitting lineup. Add to your RSS feed, already.
I did a doubletake last night at home as my wife and I were hanging out and JEOPARDY was on the television, and I heard Alex Trebek give an answer in a category about New York City. It was something to the effect of: "This neighborhood is home to artists Maya Lin and Art Spiegelman."* I thought I'd hallucinated it, but my wife heard it, too. First the Simpsons, now Jeopardy. What's next? Oprah? A run for the Senate? A spot in "The Surreal Life"? You go, Artie!
* By the way, the answer is "SoHo."