March, Book 1: Civil Rights history in comics

“Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.” (…)

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.”

(Text from the publisher’s website; see also the back cover)

Congressman John Lewis wanted to be a preacher. He grew up on his parents’ farm in rural Alabama taking care of the family chickens (to whom he was practising preaching!). The story starts in his congressional office as he is preparing to go assist at Obama’s inauguration. A black lady comes into the office with her children to show them up a place where history was made. Instead they meet with the Congressman himself who takes this opportunity to tell them a little about himself and the history of the civil rights movement. With the help of his uncle Otis and Martin Luther King, Jr., to whom he wrote a letter, he succeed to go to college in Nashville. There, he contributed to the Student Movement and, inspired by Gandhi’s nonviolent protest, took many actions to fight against segregation.

The storytelling is excellent and the art is pretty good. It is a superb idea to bring back to life Congressman Lewis‘ memories, such as his actions of civil disobedience, for a new generation to understand what the civil rights movement was all about. It is very educational and it is probably even more relevant today than when it was first published (considering the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the fact that I discovered this book through a CNN report about President Trump insulting Congressman Lewis, saying he was “all talk and no action” !).

All in all, it’s a nice way to teach the history of an important moment of our Western Civilization, but also an excellent occasion to talk about good moral values. The life of great role models like Congressman Lewis need to be recorded for the posterity, but not only in history books or museums but also as part of our popular culture. It’s a good reading for the Black History Month and I cannot recommend it more strongly.

March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. Marietta GA: Top Shelf Productions, August 2013. 128 pg., Softcover, 6.5″ x 9.5″, 14.95 US / $19.99 Can. ISBN: 978-1-60309-300-2.

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Weekly notable news [week 31]

Here are a few notable news & links that I came across this week:

Funnies

Non Sequitur: Monday, March 21, 2016 (The two-party detour)

Dilbert: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (The Elbonian Religion)

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Funnies forever

Funnies forever

Here (after the break) are a few notably funny comic strips that I found in the last few months…

Starting with Unshelved, the web comics about the staff (and patrons) of a rather dysfunctional library. I caught up on several months of strips to realize that artist Bill Barnes decided to take a break and was replaced by occasional contributor Chris Hallbeck. It doesn’t change anything. Here are a few of my favourites (believe it or not I’ve experienced many of those situations):


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday, March 28, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

And now a few more of various kind (I’m slowly catching up on my pile of funnies):

Between Friends: September 1, 2015 (I feels like that often)

Dilbert: Wednesday October 07, 2015: Computers Program Humans (It’s so dickian !)

Dilbert: Thursday October 15, 2015: Visualize Your Contribution To Society (Ah! Work !)

Rhymes with orange: Monday November 02, 2015 (the litany against idiocy)

Dog Eat Doug: Sunday January 03, 2016 (magical libraries)

Dilbert: Monday January 11, 2016: How Work Is Going (no comment…)

Bizarro: Saturday January 16, 2016 (historical truth)

Dilbert: Monday January 25, 2016: Doubling Percieved Lifespan (…)

Bizarro: Thursday February 11, 2016 (reminds me of “Vacances de Jésus & Bouddha” manga)

Stone Soup: Sunday February 14, 2016: (Thanks to my wife!)

Unshelved 11: Reads well with others

“Our very first full-color collection, Reads Well With Others features stirring tales of library derring-do, often inspired by, and occasionally blatantly documenting, true stories from librarians around the world. In this volume you’ll find strips about: unattended children, creeps, staff trainings, website redesigns, reading levels, confidentiality, bookstores, coffee… and much more, including Conference Tips never seen on our site.”

“It’s the same compact size as our last three collections, but this time around every strip is in full color!”

[ Text from the publisher’s website; the back cover is also a must-read ]

“Libraries provide access to information, entertainment, and the Internet. They are the backbone of democracy, sacred places where anyone can find answers to their questions. Unfortunately, people who come there for help behave just as badly they do everywhere else.”

In January Overdue Media released the eleventh compilation of the Unshelved web comics that chronicles the daily misadventures of Dewey and his co-workers at an American dysfunctional library. Reads well with others compiles the comics strips originally published on the website between April 1st 2013 and September 25th 2014, as well as the “Conference Tips” originally published in ALA CogNotes newspapers in June 2014, January 2014 and June 2014.

The Unshelved web comics is very dear to my heart despite the very average quality of the drawings (although it’s probably quite good for a web comics). The reason for that is quite simple: I work in a library myself and I can recognize in those strips situations I’ve found myself in so many times. Believe me, it’s much better to choose to laugh about it than go insane!

The quality of the strips is improving with each new volume, but unfortunately the novelty of the concept wear off so it’s not uproarious anymore. However it’s still quite funny and entertaining to read (maybe less if you don’t know well the library domain). Again, like the last couple of books, I deplore that they haven’t included the “Unshelved Book Club” pages, but at least now the book is 120 pages in full color. You can choose to read the comics for free online, but personally I prefer the convenience of having a real book in my hands (and it offers encouragements to the creators). This should be a mandatory reading for all library staff!

My top ten favourites strips for this volume: 2013-05-13, 2013-05-14, 2013-07-25, 2013-10-01, 2013-11-18, 2013-12-11, 2014-01-22, 2014-03-10, 2014-09-16, and…

2013-09-02

Unshelved Vol. 11: Reads well with others, by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes. Seattle, Overdue Media, January 2015. 22.5 x 17 x 1 cm, 120 pgs., $11.95 US / $15.95 CDN. ISBN-13: 978-1-937914-06-6. For readers of all ages.

For more information you can check the following websites:

You can also read my comments on the previous books:

Reads well with others © 2015 Overdue Media LLC. All rights reserved.

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Schulz’s Youth

You love Charles Schulz’s cartoon kids. Now it’s time to meet his teens!

“Using the same wit and empathy that made his Peanuts cartoons popular worldwide. Charles Schulz turns his sights on the lives of teenagers. He finds the humor in teen attitudes toward spirituality, family, dating, and life. All their youthful enthusiasm, exuberence, passion, flaws, and faibles are on display with the hilarious drawings and sharp insights that made Schulz the most influential cartoonist ever.”

“During the 1950s and 60s, while his work was exploding in popularity, Schulz created hundreds of these cartoons for Youth magazine and other publications. Here they are, including ones never before collected and unseen in decades. It’s a treasure trove for any true Schulz fan.” [ Text from the back cover ]


WARNING: May contains trace of “spoilers”! People allergic to any discussions of a plot element before having themselves become aware of it are strongly advised to take the necessary precautions for their safety and should avoid reading further.

For as long as I remember I have been a great fan of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts cartoons and wasn’t aware that he did anything else. So I was rather surprised when I stumble upon this book at the library. I borrowed it immediately and quickly ran through it with an avid curiosity. It made for an easy reading since it’s made of single-panel cartoons. I found the same irreverent wit as in the Charlie Brown series, but this time with teenagers as main characters. I guess that american teenagers haven’t changed much in the last five decades because it feels somewhat similar to modern cartoons like Zits. The drawings are very simple and, although accompanied by a caption, are able to convey complex ideas. In a way, it is much more difficult to do this successfully with a single-panel story than a four-panel one like for Charlie Brown. [opposite: page 89]

While reading the Peanuts cartoons I had already noticed that it often had religious themes, which I thought normal considering that the average american is much more outspoken and devout about his religion than the people I know and keep company with here in Quebec. I don’t know anyone who quotes scriptures in a conversation or an argument! However, this religious thematic is totally omnipresent in Young Pillars. I was annoyed by this at first, thinking that Schulz must have been quite a devout american. But I quickly realized that he was often putting a slightly cynical twist in his story, gently pointing out how excessive the religious belief can be in the average american daily life. And THAT I liked.

But this religious tone is no coincidence since the Young Pillars cartoon series was published in Youth magazine, which was a Warner Press publication aimed at teens in the Church of God, a Holiness religious movement headquartered in Anderson, Indiana (There are so many different sects, a.k.a denominations, in the Christian faith that it’s almost ridiculous!). The single panel series ran, first bi-weekly and later weekly, from January 1st 1956 until early 1965. This book also includes illustrations that Schulz did for the 22nd International Youth Fellowship convention, for Two-by-Fours (a short book by Kenneth F. Hall about the place of preschool-aged kids in the church published in 1965 by Warner Press) and for the monthly magazine Reach (1969). The book concludes with an article about Schulz’s Warner Press work. The Young Pillars cartoons were often reprinted in Youth magazine and syndicated to other publications. There were also compiled in various books: Young Pillars, Teen-Ager is Not a Disease, What Was Bugging Ol’ Pharaoh, Teen-agers Unite, I Take my Religion Seriously and, of course, Schulz’s Youth.

I enjoyed a lot this funny book and learned a lot more about Charles Monroe Schulz. So should you (particularly if you are a Peanuts‘ fan).

My other nine favourite cartoons (click to enlarge):
Pages 87, 113 & 126

Pages 129, 139 & 157

Pages 178, 185 & 242

Schulz’s Youth: The Creator of Peanuts Takes a Look at Teens, by Charles M. Schulz (Forword by Jerry Scott, writer of Zits). Thousand Oaks CA, About Comics, First printing May 2007. 6 x 6 x 5/8 in, 296 pg., $14,95 USD / $17.99 CAN. ISBN: 978-0-9753958-9-9. Suggested for readers of all ages.

For more information you can check the following websites:

Schulz’s Youth © 2007 About Comics. All cartoons © Warner Press, Anderson, IN. All rights reserved.

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Quelques nouvelles en BD

Calvin & Hobbes en livrel

Presque trente ans après que Bill Watterson eu lancé sa fameuse série Calvin & Hobbes, trois compilations rassemblant une bonne partie de son oeuvre sont maintenant disponible en format électronique: The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes, et The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes. Ces collections se vendent pour $12.99 sur la plupart des sites de livrels comme celui pour le Kindle d’Amazon, le Nook de Barnes & Noble et, bien sûr, pour l’iBooks d’Apple [ quoique le lien vers l’iBook store ne semble plus fonctionner… 🙁 ].

[Sources (en anglais): Cult of Mac, The Verge]

La Pastèque au musée

La BD s’expose au Musée: 15 artistes de La Pastèque inspirés par la collection. Dans le cadre du 15e anniversaire de la maison d’édition La Pastèque, le Musée présente une exposition gratuite et originale mettant en vedette quinze des bédéistes qui ont fait le succès de l’éditeur au fil des ans : La BD s’expose au Musée – 15 artistes de La Pastèque inspirés par la collection. Après une visite au MBAM et des recherches dans sa base de données, Isabelle Arsenault, Pascal Blanchet, Paul Bordeleau, Pascal Colpron, Cyril Doisneau, Patrick Doyon, Jean-Paul Eid, Pascal Girard, Réal Godbout, Janice Nadeau, Michel Rabagliati, Marc Simard, Rémy Simard, Siris et Leif Tande ont chacun choisi une œuvre de la collection dont ils se sont ensuite inspirés pour créer un récit inédit.”

L’exposition se tient du 6 novembre 2013 au 30 mars 2014 au Pavillon Jean-Noël Desmarais (Niveau 3). L’entrée est libre en tout temps.

[Source: MBA]

Hayao Miyazaki de retour sur la planche à dessin!

Hayao Miyazaki avait pourtant annoncé sa retraite, mais deux mois plus tard on le surprend à travailler sur un manga! Je suppose qu’il prenait sa retraite de production d’animation seulement et que, maintenant qu’il du temps à lui, il se remet sur les choses qu’il voulait vraiment produire.

L’émission de télé de la NHK Professional Shigoto no Ryūgi (style de travail professionnel) a montré Miyazaki en train de dessiner un manga de samurai! “Miyazaki a affirmer vouloir dessiner des histoires sur la période des Royaumes combattants du Japon (Sengoku) et autres histoires qui ne peuvent être classifiées”. Cette histoire sera prépublié dans un magazine qui n’a pas encore été identifié [MàJ 12/09: il s’agirait de Model Graphix] et Miyazaki le fait sur une base bénévole, c’est-à-dire qu’il ne désire pas être rémunéré. Le style du manga ressemble beaucoup au style riche et chargé qu’il a utilisé pour son vieux manga de Nausicaä de la vallée du vent.

[Source (en anglais): ANN]

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Unshelved 10: Bibliovores

Unshelved 10: Bibliovores

bib•li•o•vore | ‘biblēǝ,vôr | noun : a person whose primary form of nourishment is books.

The tenth Unshelved collections, Bibliovores, “begins where Too Much Information left off, with the birth of Dewey’s adorable daughter, Trillian. It also features: The on-the-job education of Mallville Public Library’s newest employee, Dyna the clerk; Dewey explaining plagiarism to an unrepentant Merv; The mystery patron who won’t leave the bathroom; Dewey’s NDA review copy of a hot new YA novel by his favorite author; Library Day Camp; Staff self-assessments; and much more!”

“In addition to daily comic strips [published on the website between December 5th 2011 and March 28th 2013], Bibliovores features Dewey’s Secret Origin, Conference Tips, and the 12 page classic comic epic What Would Dewey Do @ BEA? It’s the same compact size as Too Much Information and Large Print, but this time around [there’s] six months worth of color strips.” [Text from the publisher’s website]


As I have previously announced, Overdue Media released in June a tenth Unshelved compilation titled Bibliovores. Unshelved is a web comic that tells the daily misadventures of Dewey and his co-workers at an American dysfunctional library. It’s a kind of sitcom in a comics format where’s the backdrop is set in a library instead of someone’s apartment. The various awkward or absurd situations are generally hilarious (even if you don’t work in a library or don’t know much about its world, although I admit it helps).

I already introduced the webcomics in 2008, then commented on Reader’s Advisory in february 2010, on Large Print in september 2010 and talked about the release of Too Much Information in january 2012, so there’s not much more I can say about this new book. It’s equal to the others, not always funny but worth reading (particularly for me since I very often recognized situations I’ve found myself in). Unfortunately, the book doesn’t feature the “Unshelved Book Club” pages, but this volume still has forty pages in color. Even if you can read this comics online, I generally order the book from Amazon just to encourage the creators.

My top ten favourites (plus one bonus):










Unshelved Vol. 10: Bibliovores, by Gene Ambaum and Bill Barnes. Seattle, Overdue Media, 2013. 21.8 x 17 cm, 120 pgs., $11.95 US / $12.95 CDN. ISBN-13: 978-1-937914-04-2.

For more information you can check the following websites:

Bibliovores © 2013 Overdue Media LLC. All rights reserved.

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Bibliovores

Bibliovores

Today, Overdue Media announced on their Unshelved web site the coming release of the tenth Unshelved compilation, titled Bibliovores.

Unshelved is a web comic that tells the daily misadventures of Dewey and his co-workers at an American dysfunctional library. Most of the time, it’s quite hilarious (particularly if you KNOW a little about the library world). This compilation picks up where the previous one left off.

It will includes previously unpublished comics strips and six month worth of color strips. It’s published in the same compact format than the previous two compilations, and will ship in early July for $11.95 US. For now you can order it directly from Overdue Media web site (but it should eventually be also available on Amazon).

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“Unshelved” marathon

“Unshelved” marathon

I just finished catching up on a few months worth of my favourite web comics: Unshelved. This year they’re celebrating their tenth anniversary and there’s already eight annual compilations available. Oh, did I mentioned that it is the story of a dysfunctional library and its staff ? I just feel at home. (See previous reviews).

See my latest favourites strips after the jump:



And the best of all (which originally appeared on 1/23/2003):

Of course, there’s also the illustrated “review” of the weekly Unshelved Book Club about Guy Delisle’s Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City (Drawn & Quarterly, 2012, ISBN: 9781770460713).

Don’t forget to check more strips on the Unshelved website as well as their book store (but it’s also available at Amazon .com & .ca, Indigo! and Powell’s).

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Bibliography

After reading my bio/bibliography in the DALIAF, it reminded me that I published more than just fiction (or a few sci-fi short stories). So I decided to gather my own bibliography, a list as exhaustive as I could of all the major texts I’ve written. Here it is, right after the jump:

ACADEMIC PAPERS

Lets start first with a selection of university papers (unpublished assignments):

  • “Pouvoir et religion sous le principat de Titus,” avril 1983, 32 p.
  • “L’apport des philosophes au développement de la pensée scientifique au cours de la Renaissance Italienne,” mai 1983, 23 p.
  • “Relations extérieures de la Chine; la limite occidentale: relation avec l’Empir Romain (de Marc-Antoine à Marc-Aurèle) sous la dynastie des Hans,” novembre 1983, 14 p.
  • “Les proto-Grecs et les migrations Indo-Européennes en Égée: Tentative de mise au point dans une perspective archéologique,” janvier 1984, 52 p.
  • “L’expansion norvégienne en Atlantique-Nord vers l’an mil: Tentative de colonisation en Amérique du Nord; Témoignages philologiques et archéaologiques,” avril 1984, 46 p.
  • “La métallurgie dans les environ de Mari; De l’époque d’Agadée à Zimri-Lim: Le travail des Nappàhu,” mai 1984, 76 p.
  • “Quelques réflexions sur le commerce à Rome,” décembre 1985, 43 p.
  • “Les débuts de la civilisation en Grèce: Les proto-Grecs et le développement culturel à l’Âge du Bronze,” décembre 1986, 69 p.
  • “La démoralisaton romaine et sa participation au déclin de l’Empire; mythe ou réalité ?,” février 1989, 40 p. [examen général de doctorat [écrit] / PhD examination paper]
  • “Biographie et histoire à Rome: les sources biographiques et historiques ont-elles la même valeur aux yeux des modernes? Comparaison entre Suétone et Ammien Marcellin,” mars 1991, 10 p. [examen de synthèse de doctorat [oral] / PhD examination paper]

Published papers and Master Dissertation:

  • “Aspect informatique du projet de recherche sur l’Histoire Auguste” in Cahiers des Études Anciennes, XXI, UQTR, 1988. pp. 93-116. [texte d’une présentation à l’ACFAS]
  • Étude historiogaphique sur Lucius Verus, co-empereur avec Marcus Aurelius, et sur l’image qu’en a rendue l’Histoire Auguste. M.A. (Histoire), Université de Montréal, 1985. 152 p. (+128 p. d’annexes).

FICTIONS

  • “En Passant par Hanoï (1)” in Le Sablier Vol. V, #4 (nov. ’81): 17-18.
  • “Image” in Le Sablier Vol. V, #11 (mars ’82): 22.
  • “Mauvais Temps” in Samizdat 8, 1987: 28-32.
  • “Brêve Victoire” in Samizdat 9, 1987: 38-39.
  • “Enfer” in Erreur Boréal 3 (Pilône Spécial), 1987: 9-10.
  • “Flip” in Samizdat 17, 1990: 28-32.
  • Inscription sur une pierre tombale icosaèdrique datant de 1986, 1990. 53 p. (recueil de poésie / poetry compilation)
  • The Gates of Pandragon, #1. 1991. 36 p. (comic book, script)
  • “La Nuit de la Samhain” in Samizdat 23, 1992: 4-7.

VARIOUS ARTICLES IN MAGAZINES

I am excluding from this list most editorial contents, news reporting, reviews, and articles written in collaboration (mostly with my wife).

  • “Publi-reportage pour un club de Dragon & Dungeons” in Le Sablier Vol. 5, #2 (oct. ’81): 20. (en collaboration avec Alain Dubreuil)
  • “Chronique des Années Zéro (1), Introduction: La Psychohistoire n’est pas méconnues au Québec” in Le Sablier Vol. 5, #3 (oct. ’81): 23-25.
  • “Indifférence, oui; inconscience, non!” in Le Sablier Vol. 5, #10 (mars ’82): 10.
  • “Chronique des Années Zéro (5): Les dauphins protestent contre la pollution des océans” in Le Sablier Vol. 5, #11 (mars ’82): 22.
  • “Ombre sur Le Sablier?” in Le Sablier Vol. 5, #12 (avril ’82): 18-21.
  • “Un livre dont vous êtes les héros: une fantasy interactive” in Solaris 64, 1985: 20-21.
  • “Sur l’évolution de la SFQ” in Samizdat 1, 1986: 7-8.
  • “Rhodan et le Fleuve” in Samizdat 3/4, 1986: 6-8.
  • “Apologeticus” in Samizdat 3/4, 1986: 9-12.
  • “La SF et la TV” in Samizdat 9, 1987: 8-12.
  • Robotech: Adulé ou méprisé” in Samizdat 9, 1987: 12-14.
  • “An experience point system” in Protoculture Addicts [PA] 0, 1987: 24-29.
  • “Éléments de fantasy chez Apulée” in Samizdat 11/12, 1988: 11-13.
  • “The Flower of Life” in PA 1, 1988: 10-11.
  • “New intelligent life on TV” in PA 1, 1988: 11-13.
  • “La japanimation” in Samizdat 13, 1988: 21-32.
  • “An introduction to Japanimation” in PA 2, 1988: 30-32; PA 3, 1988: 28-30.
  • “You can’t dodge forever” in PA 3, 1988: 25.
  • “Les fictions de Requiem/Solaris” in Samizdat 15, 1989: 18-28.
  • “Ianus: L’état des choses” in Samizdat 15, 1989: 35-38.
  • “PA goes to San Diego” in PA 6, 1989: 27-29.
  • “Outlanders” in Quark 2, 1989: 26.
  • “Univers SF” in Samizdat 16, 1989: 8.
  • “Entrevue avec Nicole Hibert” in Samizdat 19, 1991: 5-11.
  • “Put some magic in it: A Mekton Magic System” in PA 16, 1992: 17-19.
  • “De natura vampiri” in Samizdat 22, 1992: 10-18.
  • “La vie comme un long Fleuve Noir” in Samizdat 22, 1992: 19-26.
  • “Gauckler Blues” in Samizdat 23, 1992: 14-17.
  • “Confession d’un Barjo” in Samizdat 23, 1992: 22-23.
  • “Festival de cinéma fantastique” in Samizdat 23, 1992: 24-30.
  • “Aladdin” in Samizdat 24, 1993: 20-24; PA 22, March/April 1993: 30-32.
  • “Conv-Iction” in Samizdat 24, 1993: 25-26.
  • “Science Fiction Age” in Samizdat 24, 1993: 27-29.
  • “Record of Lodoss War: Episodes 3-13” in PA 29, July/August 1994: 16-26.
  • “A Shonen Night in Montreal” in PA 29, July/August 1994: 29.
  • “Anime East ’95” in PA 37, Nov/Dec 1995: 37.
  • “The Tale of Genji: Heian Japan & Murasaki Shikibu” in PA 40, May/June 1996: 40.
  • “FantAsia ’96” in PA 42, Sept/Oct 1996: 16-17.
  • “French Manga: Dargaud’s Kana Collection” in PA 46, Jul/Aug 1997: 41.
  • “Various Manga reviews” in PA 45: 38; PA 46: 40; PA 66: 50.
  • “CNanime report” in PA 51, August 1998: 55.
  • “FantAsia ’99” in PA 57, Sept/Oct 1999: 14.
  • “ComicsOne Manga and the eBook technology” in PA 65, March/April 2001: 46.
  • “BAAF: More comments on Metropolis” in PA 69, Jan/Fev 2002: 44.
  • “Various Book reviews” in PA 81: 18-19; PA 83: 17; PA 84: 17; PA 85: 38; PA 86: 38; PA 87: 63; PA 88: 86; PA 92: 72; PA 97: 76-77.
  • Ghost Talker’s Daydream” in PA 85, Aug/Sept 2005: 66.
  • Initial D Zip Zaps!” in PA 85, Aug/Sept 2005: 28.
  • “20 Years of Protoculture” in PA 94, Nov/Dec 2007: 21-27.

VARIOUS BLOG COMMENTS & ARTICLES

I am excluding from this list most journal entries, news bits, humorous & thoughtful anecdotes, and rants to concentrate on reviews or short commentaries (books, comics, Dvds, manga, etc.) written mostly on the blog “Clodjee’s Safe-House”.

2005-2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

After compiling this extensive (and yet not exhaustive) bibliography I am pleased, but also a little disappointed. I thought I would have written more in the last thirty years (although I do have about thirty big notebooks full of ideas, comments, draft and grocery lists). I’ve spent lots of time “publishing” (planning, editing, revising, layouting, and promoting) other people writing and not enough on my own. I’ll be careful to make more efforts to write in the future… And I’ll update this bibliography once in a while with new texts.

Update (2012-02-12): I’ve updated the list with the articles written in Le Sablier (the newspaper of the University of Montreal’s history department) as well as the few blog entries written since the creation of this bibliography.

Update (2013-05-12): I’ve updated the list with more academic papers and the newest articles.

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