The Venerable Bédé: an English-language resource focused on European comics
June 13, 2008 11:24 AM   Subscribe

The Venerable Bédé: an English-language resource focused on European comics
Initially thought of as a sort of online sidebar to a column I'm writing on bande dessinée (European comics, most commonly Franco-Belgian) for a North American comics magazine, this project just kept growing in scope and scale as I looked and looked for current, engaging English-language information on European comics and found that there just isn't much out there.

I'm providing all content myself at the moment (except for the podcast, which is co-hosted and engineered by Bryan Deemer), but I'm very interested in working with other contributors who have a love for the Ninth Art and strong English skills.

The site is obviously in its infancy, and -- as far as I can tell -- unique in its approach. There are other English-language resources about bédé out there, but they tend to be index sites or long single-page lists. At the moment, there isn't as much online as I'd like, but I'll soon be getting to longer-form pieces (articles and full-series reviews). For now, the capsule reviews give a pretty good indication of the flavour of writing that I'm aiming for overall.
posted by Shepherd (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Will you also cover BDs published online as webcomics?
posted by egg drop at 3:08 AM on June 14, 2008

I hadn't thought about that! Initially I think I'll keep focusing on print (I'm only one guy) but that's a good idea for branching out, especially if more contributors get involved.
posted by Shepherd at 7:09 AM on June 14, 2008

Sweet. That would help with the availability issue too :)
posted by egg drop at 9:29 AM on June 14, 2008

Love the title - very clever.
posted by idiomatika at 6:00 AM on June 16, 2008

This is really exciting; I love comics, and my French is atrocious, so this a perfect gateway to sharpening up my language skills in an enjoyable manner. Thanks!
posted by Greg Nog at 11:37 AM on June 16, 2008

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