Comics and graphic novels

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No straight lines: Alison Bechdel and the unstoppable rise of queer comics
The artist discusses her role in an eye-opening new documentary that trails the history of LGBTQ+ comic books and the people behind them

Veronica Esposito

16, Nov, 2021 @8:01 AM

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The Waiting by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim review – heartbreaking Korean war tale
The author of Grass works another miracle with this semi-autobiographical tale of a family separated by conflict

Rachel Cooke

09, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Laura Kuenssberg’s successor must be immune to likes and follows | Tim Adams
Dullness and a total disinterest in their media profile are desirable traits in the BBC’s next political editor

Tim Adams

23, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Playlist review – relatable, quirky Parisian quarter-life drama
Graphic novelist Sophie is disillusioned with adulthood in Nine Antico’s black and white, Paris-set drama of twentysomething life

Cath Clarke

22, Oct, 2021 @4:44 PM

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How our art critic ended up in the Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules – review
From Viz to the fourth plinth to David Bowie, the perennially upstart comic’s influence rampages on – and even our own Adrian Searle can’t get off scot-free

Adrian Searle

20, Oct, 2021 @3:59 PM

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DC Comics swaps Superman motto ‘the American way’ with ‘a Better Tomorrow’
Announcement comes after revelations that new version of Superman is bisexual

Edward Helmore

17, Oct, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Tunnels by Rutu Modan review – Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Hergé
This thrilling graphic novel about the hunt for a sacred relic in the divided lands of Israel and Palestine will be read for decades to come

Rachel Cooke

12, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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DC Comics reveals latest Superman as bisexual in new issue
The Man of Steel will be in a same-sex relationship while combatting the climate crisis and protesting against the deportation of refugees

Benjamin Lee

11, Oct, 2021 @4:28 PM

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The Jonathan Cape/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize 2021 – enter now!
The annual award for aspiring cartoonists offers the chance to be published in the Observer and win a cheque for £1,000, with past winners going on to land film and book deals

Rachel Cooke

10, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Origin story of Dennis the Menace’s jumper to be revealed
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Beano’s longest-running character, comic strip The Epic Yarn of Awesomeness will tell the garment’s backstory

Alison Flood

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Campbell Walker, AKA Struthless: the 10 funniest things I’ve ever seen (on the internet)
Of all the funny things on the internet, we ask illustrator/podcaster/funny person Campbell Walker to pick his 10 favourites. It gets niche

Campbell Walker

29, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Marvel sues to retain control of Avengers characters
The comics giant has issued lawsuits in a bid to hold on to the copyright of heroes including Spider-Man and Iron Man

Alison Flood

27, Sep, 2021 @2:40 PM

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