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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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United States

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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

How I'm Learning French

3/20/2020
Yes, I've started a more focused effort at learning French this year. It's not my first time. I took two years of French in high school. Remarkably, 25 years later, a lot of that stuff is still stuck in memory. I'm rediscovering stuff I had long forgotten and holding onto it pretty well. The trick is using the DuoLingo app and website. In this edition of the Pipeline Comics podcast, I'll tell you about the app, how I'm using it, and what results I've seen already. If you want to learn a...

Duration:00:27:33

Asterix and Coronavirus

3/12/2020
Yes, Coronavirus appeared as a villain in an Asterix book in 2017. But correlation is not prediction. Ignore the crazy headlines you've seen elsewhere, and let me tell you what's going on, for real. For the written edition of this story, read " The Coronavirus and -- Asterix?!? (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/coronavirus-asterix/) " Related articles: My initial review (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/asterix-and-the-chariot-race/) of "Asterix and the Chariot Race" My second review...

Duration:00:13:47

Young Mozart

3/6/2020
Read my original review of "Young Mozart" (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/young-mozart-v1-augel-review/) . Also from Humanoid's BIG imprint: "Bigby Bear" (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/bigby-bear-v1/) Be my friend on DuoLingo (https://duolingo.com) in the French track. I'm AugieDB there. Full Show Notes: PipelineComics.com/40 (PipelineComics.com/40) Facebook Page: PipelineComics.com/facebook (https://PipelineComics.com/facebook) Follow me on Twitter: Twitter.com/pipelinecomics...

Duration:00:08:20

Dan DiDio Departs DC

2/29/2020
DC showed Dan DiDio the door last Friday. (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2020/02/21/why-dan-didio-leave-dc-comics/) The comics internet has been abuzz ever since. What's next for DiDio? I think there's a pattern we've been seeing lately in the world of comics that DiDio could slip neatly into. Also, we go back to 2004 for something I wrote about DiDio's performance at a WizardWorld Philadelphia panel presentation... Learning French: I'm trying out DuoLingo...

Duration:00:19:04

The Minister Proposes

2/26/2020
Last week (pipeline comics.com/38) , I discussed The Racine Report. This week, I talk about the proposals made by France's Minister of Culture in light of the recommendations in that report. You can read a more detailed write-up of the proposals (https://www.pipelinecomics.com/the-minister-of-culture-makes-his-recommendations/) at PipelineComics.com Learning French: I'm trying out DuoLingo (https://www.duolingo.com/courses/fr) for learning French. Let's be friends! Full Show Notes:...

Duration:00:07:46

The Racine Report: Unionizing BD Creators?

2/17/2020
Get your copy of The Racine Report here: https://www.culture.gouv.fr/Espace-documentation/Rapports/L-auteur-et-l-acte-de-creation (https://www.culture.gouv.fr/Espace-documentation/Rapports/L-auteur-et-l-acte-de-creation) Read my complete write-up on the situation: https://PipelineComics.com/the-racine-report (https://PipelineComics.com/the-racine-report) Thread: League of Professional Authors President Samantha Bailly talks about why it's important to remunerate the act of creation:...

Duration:00:23:06

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