Tag Archive for 'Rikke Villadsen'

Syfilis i Information

I dagens bogtillæg til Information kan man læse min anmeldelse af Danmarks første coronategneserie, Rikke Villadsens Kickstartede Syfilis 2020. Det er en vild, højspændt og trippet tegneserie, der bestemt fortjener en nærmere granskning. Læs her, hvis penge.

Danish Comics of the Year 2019

After having skipped a year, Paul Gravett is back with his annual roundup of the best comics worldwide. As usual, I’ve provided my view of what was best in Danish comics in 2019. My choices are reproduced below, but check the whole list here and here. Continue reading ‘Danish Comics of the Year 2019′

Tatovøren og Klitoris på Informeren

Check ind på Informeren her og læs min anmeldelse af Rikke Villadsens nye og ret fantastiske tegneserie, Tatovøren og Klitoris. Og læs tegneserien — en af de mest bemærkelsesværdige danske tegneserieudgivelser de seneste år.

Et knald til i Information

I denne uges bogtillæg til dagbladet Information står min anmeldelse af Rikke Villadsens udfordrende tegneserie Et knald til at læse. Check den her.

Cool Comics Documented

So, Cool Comics — the exhibition I co-curated at Gammel Holtegaard (greater Copenhagen) — is over. For a show running just a month on a modest budget and with very little prep time, I was impressed with what they pulled off at the gallery and it seems it was a success, with a good number of visitors and lots of media coverage through its run.

The director Mads Damsbo is really dedicated to showcasing the intersection between popular culture and high art and is planning to continue to do so in the coming years with new iterations of the Cool Comics idea. Color me excited that we have a gallery that devotes its energy simultaneously to such forms as comics, animation and digital media and to once popular, now enshrined high art such as the drawings of François Boucher — the object of a world class selection of drawings displayed beautifully at Gammel Holtegaard just prior to Cool Comics.

Click on over to the Bunker’s photo page to experience our virtual walk-through of the exhibition courtesy of our ailing Canon Ixus camera. Enjoy, and keep an eye on future shows at Gammel Holtegaard!

Danish Comics of the Year 2011

This year, Danish comics culture is seeing the revival of the Ping Awards, an industry award last given back in the Nineties. Once a hall of fame prize, it is now awards cartoonists in five categories in the manner of the Angoulême Fauves. This year focuses on comics published in 2011, and five Danish comics have been selected in their particular category. Although I didn’t participate in the nomination process, I was involved in organizing the event, and was part of the jury that selected Rikke Bakman’s Glimt as Danish Comic of the Year. So I’m biased, but I can say immediately that it was very hard indeed to select a winner. Here are the five nominees — for my money not just the five best Danish comics of last year, but the strongest showing in Danish comics for a long time. Continue reading ‘Danish Comics of the Year 2011′