Socrates and the Three Sieves

June 29, 2013 by  
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I’m experimenting with animating bits of my comic books. This is a movie I made of the anecdote of Socrates and the Three Sieves, as drawn in Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics – click on the picture to see it move on YouTube:

Persia Blues: Images From Iran, part 1

June 23, 2013 by  
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When creating and writing Persia Blues, I drew from a lot of sources, including my own memories of growing up in Iran, pre and post revolution. I also incorporated bits and pieces from my parents’ experiences, stories told by family members and friends, and my 2 visits back to Iran as an adult. The first […]

Pictures in the Sand

June 22, 2013 by  
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Last week I visited the island of Terschelling, where the annual¬†Oerol festival took place, full of art, theater and music. The festival turns the whole island into a stage, or canvas – and it invited me to draw these pictures on the beach: Then I was joined by a couple of kids, who made these […]

For Kim Thompson

June 19, 2013 by  
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Kim and I were friends. I can say that proudly. His passing is a complete shock and so sudden, I am flabbergasted. Way too young. He could have given the comics world so much more. We had somewhat similar roots, growing up in Europe and especially with French comics. We compared notes frequently on those, […]

NBM Announces Publishing Slate for the Second Half of 2013

June 17, 2013 by  
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NBM PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES RELEASE SCHEDULE FOR 2013 Includes New Books From Rick Geary, Renaud Dillies, Margreet de Heer and Final Volume of Groundbreaking Underground Classic, OMAHA THE CAT DANCER NBM Publishing has announced their upcoming publishing schedule for releases for the remainder of 2013, continuing their tradition to showcase some of the most diverse and […]

NBM in August: Craig Russell’s Opera hardcover set

June 12, 2013 by  
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Here’s what we’ve got being solicited for in comics stores this month, make sure to put in your order! ¬† P. Craig Russell’s Opera Adaptations Hardcover set The great P. Craig Russell (Sandman, Coraline) adapts in stunning comic art The Magic Flute, Parsifal, I Pagliacci, Pelleas & Melisande, and Salome amongst others. A banded set […]

Follow Science

June 8, 2013 by  
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Curious about the upcoming comic book Science: a Discovery in Comics? I made a Facebook page where you can follow its publication, reviews etc. Just click on the picture and then “like” the page.   If you’re on GoodReads, you will find a page for the book there as well. When the publication date approaches, […]

Scientific contents

June 3, 2013 by  
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How do you structure a comic book that supposedly covers *all* of Science? Where do you start, and what line do you choose to make it into somewhat of a coherent narrative? For Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics I chose the historical approach, and that’s what I’ve done for Science: a Discovery in Comics as […]