Off-Panel: March 12, 2015

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“Last Friday, illustrator James Chapman posted a batch of illustrations that highlighted the names of various Marvel characters in other countries. For example, in Portugal the Avengers go by a much more swashbuckling sounding name: “Os Vingadores.””

I’m not sure which is better: “The Iron One” instead of Iron Man or “The Green Giant” instead of the Hulk.

“Saturday’s comic books auction at Sotheby’s Paris brought in a healthy €3.8 million, or about $4.1 million, meeting the high pre-sale estimate and setting several auction records for comic artists.”

This does NOT mean that the comics in your basement collecting dust are worth something.

“What does Arab comics culture look like? Scholars and artists recently met at Brown University for an afternoon symposium about “Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture”.”

This recap is a bit disjointed, but nevertheless it provides some fascinating insight into Arab comics culture today.


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