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Boys own comics

Ten leading comic book artists, including Daniel Clowes, Joann Sfar and Riad Sattouf have recently withdrawn their names from the Grand Prix lifetime achievement award from The Angoulême Comics Festival. Why? Well it appears that Angoulême initially assumed that comic books are a boys only pursuit, with no women appearing on their 30 strong short list and a male only judging panel.

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OCA joins The Association of Illustrators

OCA has just joined AOI (The Association of Illustrators), so anyone wishing to dig into AOI website can now do so as a member. AOI is a not-for-profit trade organisation, dedicated to its members’ professional interests, maintaining industry standards and the promotion of illustration. Established in 1973, the AOI works to increase the standing of […]

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Norman Rockwell at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

The Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London is the oldest public art Gallery in England.  This small beautifully lit Gallery was designed by the Architect Sir John Soane in 1817 to house a collection of Old Master Paintings and to include a Mausoleum for its benefactors.   Recently it has embarked on a series of interesting […]

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