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Tired of crossovers and continuity and endless reboots? It's time for something new to come to comics in North America. The original comic book podcaster, Augie De Blieck Jr., introduces you to the world of European comics, specifically the Franco-Belgian kind (les bandes dessinees, or BD). It's a whole new and awesome world of stories and art. Plus, thoughts on the latest comics news of the day and trends in the industry. If you're looking for something new to read or a different opinion on the hot button topics of the day, check out the Pipeline Comics podcast every Tuesday and Friday.

Tired of crossovers and continuity and endless reboots? It's time for something new to come to comics in North America. The original comic book podcaster, Augie De Blieck Jr., introduces you to the world of European comics, specifically the Franco-Belgian kind (les bandes dessinees, or BD). It's a whole new and awesome world of stories and art. Plus, thoughts on the latest comics news of the day and trends in the industry. If you're looking for something new to read or a different opinion on the hot button topics of the day, check out the Pipeline Comics podcast every Tuesday and Friday.

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Tired of crossovers and continuity and endless reboots? It's time for something new to come to comics in North America. The original comic book podcaster, Augie De Blieck Jr., introduces you to the world of European comics, specifically the Franco-Belgian kind (les bandes dessinees, or BD). It's a whole new and awesome world of stories and art. Plus, thoughts on the latest comics news of the day and trends in the industry. If you're looking for something new to read or a different opinion on the hot button topics of the day, check out the Pipeline Comics podcast every Tuesday and Friday.

Language:

English


Episodes

I'm Super Excited About This

2/4/2020
I'm a bit magazine happy these days. I've discovered the fun of looking at old French and Belgian magazines to see where all these great comics like Spirou, Asterix, and Lucky Luke came from. Consider this a teaser for the articles to come to PipelineComics.com (https://PipelineComics.com) in the weeks and months ahead. Previously, in Pipeline: " What is Pilote? A Tour Through the Home of Asterix, Valerian, and Lucky Luke...

Duration:00:10:21

Pipeline and Sundry 1

1/29/2020
This is the first in an occasional series of "Pipeline and Sundry" episodes, in which I'll discuss a variety of topics: little newsbits, updates and follow-ups from previous podcasts, etc. These are the things that aren't big enough for their own show, but which I can throw together once every couple of months or so to catch up on. Rene Goscinny gets a new statue (https://www.lefigaro.fr/bd/au-dela-de-goscinny-cette-statue-est-dediee-a-ceux-qui-ont-revolutionne-la-bd-20200122) , this time in...

Duration:00:17:39

2020 Angouleme Grand Prix Nominees

1/21/2020
Angouleme is right around the corner, and we now know the three names who are the finalists for this year's Grand Prix award. In this week's podcast, I'll be discussing them. Lambiek biographies of the nominees: Chris Ware (https://www.lambiek.net/artists/w/ware1.htm) Emmanuel Guibert (https://www.lambiek.net/artists/g/guibert_emman.htm) Catherine Meurisse (https://www.lambiek.net/artists/m/meurisse_catherine.htm) Since recording this episode a few days ago, I've learned more about the two...

Duration:00:11:14

Marsupilami vs Walt Disney Company

1/14/2020
This is the true story of the time that Andre Franquin's company, Marsu Production, sold the rights to Marsupilami to Disney, then had to sue to get their money's worth. Disney's own paperwork sunk the company's case in front of the court. Read the whole article at PipelineComics.com/marsupilami (PipelineComics.com/marsupilami) Listen to "Ice Ice Mickey" on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q7JDgtzv84&list=PL4whzYpN7hD-rP0RRDINa_sauX7IdVXKT) See the original "The Little Mermaid"...

Duration:00:27:27

Top Ten Albums of 2019

1/7/2020
I reviewed more than 50 albums this year, but read many more. And now it's time to boil that down to the list of the 10 albums I liked the most. It's an insane list I'll throw in the 11th that just missed, too, because it's the one book I had to talk myself out of putting in to make a Top 11 list. Decisions must be made, after all. Oh, and #12 gets thrown in Just Because. Full Show Notes: PipelineComics.com/33 (PipelineComics.com/33) Facebook Page: PipelineComics.com/facebook...

Duration:00:18:55

2020 "Resolutions"

12/31/2019
Coming at you from the Pipeline World HQ Basement once again (thus, the sound quality), it's the Pipeline Comics podcast! I'm not a resolutions guy. I believe if you want to do something, you should do it. It doesn't matter what day of the year it is. And the plan can be longer or shorter than a year. Resolutions are too easy to ignore and not do when they're this arbitrary, for most people. But I love listening to the year end podcasts where people review their resolutions and predictions...

Duration:00:11:04

My Uncle Scrooge Collection Conundrum

12/28/2019
For the past few years, it has been a tradition in my family: I get the latest Fantagraphics slipcase edition of the Don Rosa Library. Each year, they've put out two hardcover books, and each year they follow that up with a slipcover edition of those two books. Sitting on my shelf right now, I can see volumes 1 - 8 in four slipcases, and the recently added "The Complete Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" slipcase next to it? What happened with volumes 9 and 10? And why is that forcing me to...

Duration:00:06:36

Comics at Disney

12/24/2019
This is a story about a recent vacation in Orlando and where I found comic books. Disney keeps them out of the theme parks and in the Disney Springs' shopping venue. Full Show Notes: PipelineComics.com/30 (PipelineComics.com/30) Follow me on Twitter: Twitter.com/pipelinecomics (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: PipelineComics.com/patreon (https://my.captivate.fm/PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com Support this...

Duration:00:12:03

The Grande Odalisque v1: Fun Art Heist Story

12/20/2019
Read my full review (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/freaks-squeele-v1-strange-university/) of "The Grande Odalisque" v1 Last week's podcast topics were art-based, and inspired by this book. " Are You Too Quick to Judge? (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/episode-27-are-you-too-quick-to-judge/) " " Art Doesn't Need to be Perfect (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/episode-26-art-doesnt-need-to-be-perfect/) " Also mentioned in this episode: Another heist book, " Curtain Call...

Duration:00:12:27

Freaks Squeele v1

12/17/2019
Read my full review (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/freaks-squeele-v1-strange-university/) of Freaks' Squeele volume 1, "Strange University" I also mentioned "FRNK", which I reviewed here (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/frnk-a-pipeline-portal/) . Full Show Notes: PipelineComics.com/28 (PipelineComics.com/28) Follow me on Twitter: Twitter.com/pipelinecomics (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: PipelineComics.com/patreon...

Duration:00:11:50

Are You Too Quick to Judge?

12/13/2019
Full Show Notes: PipelineComics.com/27 (PipelineComics.com/27) Follow me on Twitter: Twitter.com/pipelinecomics (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: PipelineComics.com/patreon (PipelineComics.com/patreon) Email Me: augie@pipelinecomics.com Support this podcast

Duration:00:05:35

Art Doesn't Need to be Perfect

12/10/2019
"La Grande Odalisque" is an imperfect painting. Borne of a school of technical art that strongly believed in perfect anatomical representation, its painter, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres chose instead to emphasize beauty over perfection. He screwed up the anatomy to make a painting that he thought was better. This got me to thinking about how comic art is filled with purposeful imperfection, how well that might work, and why it's not such a bad thing. In other words, are J. Scott Campbell's...

Duration:00:21:58

Asterix and the Chieftain's Daughter

12/6/2019
My full review of the book will be available on PipelineComics.com (PipelineComics.com) in the days ahead. For the younger listeners who didn't get the reference: Wikipedia explains the classic 80s sit-com, My Two Dads (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Two_Dads) Full Show Notes: PipelineComics.com/25 (PipelineComics.com/25) Follow me on Twitter: Twitter.com/pipelinecomics (https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/Twitter.com/pipelinecomics) Become a Pipeline Patron: Patreon.com/pipelinecomics...

Duration:00:10:27

Black Water Lilies: An Amazing Murder/Mystery

12/3/2019
"Black Water Lilies" is an amazing murder/mystery book that I read last week and instantly went to the microphone to talk about. I've also since written up a full review of it on the site that you can find here: " Black Water Lilies: A Novel Turned Graphic Novel (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/black-water-lilies-a-novel-turned-comic-book/) " That review also contains the video of Cassegrain's painting technique that I mentioned in the podcast. Full Show Notes: PipelineComics.com/24...

Duration:00:10:55

Where Do Comic Readers Come From?

11/29/2019
Where do new comic readers come from? From listening to interviews with comics creators, reading comments from comic readers, and seeing trends, I can point to three moments that brought new comic readers into the world. In order, they are: The GI Joe TV commercial The Saturday morning X-Men animated series The Borders-era Manga boom I'll talk about all of those and bring you some fun nostalgic audio along the way. Full Show Notes: PipelineComics.com/23 (PipelineComics.com/23) Follow me on...

Duration:00:09:26

Silent Comics, Part 2

11/26/2019
In episode 21 (pipelinecomics.com/21) , I discussed four Lewis Trondheim books (with Thierry Robin on art in two cases) that included no dialogue. Silent comics. In this episode, I'm looking at a variety of other silent books coming out of France, most of which are even available in print today. Read My Reviews: Paris Soirees (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/paris-soirees-a-silent-short-story-collection/) Love: The Fox (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/love-v2-fox-bertolucci-brremaud-silent/)...

Duration:00:14:12

Silent Comics, Part 1

11/22/2019
The easiest French comics to read would be the silent ones -- there's nothing to translate! As it happens, Lewis Trondheim wrote four of them that did get translated (!) about 15 years ago, and that's what this show is about: Li'l Santa, Mr. O, and Mr. I. They're all great books, and I'm going to explain why. Li'l Santa: Amazon (https://amzn.to/35q9Otf) [affiliate link]) Happy Halloween, Li'l Santa: Amazon (https://amzn.to/34b4p9i) [affiliate link]) The latter is one is still available...

Duration:00:15:53

Comics Organization A - Z

11/19/2019
Still dreaming.... I would like nothing more than to organize my entire comic book collection into alphabetical order. I crave that organization. But I also wouldn't want it. There are plenty of cases where sorting things in strict A-Z order would be more annoying than anything else. And what about the books-with-spines? I'll never have enough bookshelves for that. Should we all just give up on the dream of bring order into the chaos that is out comic book collections? Let's talk through...

Duration:00:13:19

Asterix In America! Should We Be Worried?

11/15/2019
What, you thought I’d be giving Asterix a rest after Asterix Week a couple weeks ago? So did I. Then the big news hit, and we need to have a chat about it. Papercutz picked up the license for Asterix and will start reprinting the entire series in the spring of 2020. They'll make omnibus books while also printing the new individual albums as they go, starting with "Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield." But they're shrinking the book size and re-translating the scripts. Should we be worried?...

Duration:00:17:00

Asterix In America! Should We Be Worried?

11/15/2019
What, you thought I’d be giving Asterix a rest after Asterix Week a couple weeks ago? So did I. Then the big news hit, and we need to have a chat about it. Papercutz picked up the license for Asterix and will start reprinting the entire series in the spring of 2020. They'll make omnibus books while also printing the new individual albums as they go, starting with "Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield." But they're shrinking the book size and re-translating the scripts. Should we be...

Duration:00:05:38