Category: Comics, Cartoons and Graphic Novels

My Top Five Favourite Comic Books: #2 (joint position) The Asterix Books by Goscinny and Uderzo

I started reading Asterix during my middle school years, and I well remember the scuffling and elbowing which regularly took place in the school library as everyone fought to grab at the titles on the Asterix shelf. My Aunty Clo and Uncle Jim bought me Asterix the Gaul, my first Asterix book, for Christmas in…

My Top Five Favourite Comic Books: #4 ‘Eustace’ by S. J. Harris

Eustace is new this year, and it’s astonishingly good. Like Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, it’s a work of two halves, although with Eustace I’m afraid both halves are tragic: there’s no happy ending here, in spite of the dramatic turn of events when Uncle Lucien (‘Lucy’) shows up almost exactly half-way through. The first half…

Cartoons and Politics

I love cartoons and comics, and I’m a big fan of Stephen Collins’s work. He does the cartoon in the Saturday Guardian magazine that appears underneath Lucy Mangan’s column, and he’s recently published a book entitled The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil. This week’s cartoon, pasted below, features a voxpop interview with a woman-in-the-street. (I’ve…