As well as being a Tintin enthusiast, I am also a big fan of Comic books in general. If youâ€™re into European stuff Iâ€™d recommend the new line of DC â€“ Humanoids range,, especially the Freddy Lombard and bilal/christin stuff â€“ Townscapes is well worth a read. These can be found at www.humanoids-publishing.com
. On the American side I am a big fan of the Fantagraphics - www.fantagraphics.com,
with artists such as Dan Clowes and Chris Ware being my favourites. Chris Ware use of â€˜the clear lineâ€™ is astronomical, and his main character â€˜Jimmy Corriganâ€™ even dons plus fours.
Iâ€™ve noticed that members of the cult are interested in independent comics, and if you havenâ€™t brought a copy of our resident comic artist Garenâ€™s â€˜The Rainbow Orchid, I highly recommend you do so. I recently brought a copy of the â€˜Disassociatesâ€™ online www.disassociates.co.uk
, which is an independent British comic. I found the stories very amusing (very Viz-like though, not for kids), and one of the artists uses the clear-line technique very well. Itâ€™s worth a look if your into underground comics.