Laura Novo

Laura Novo

  • UK Names Its First Comics Professor

    His name? Benoît Peeters. His curriculum? Graphic novelist. His new position? First ever comic teacher in the United Kingdom. More specifically, first ever teacher hired in an UK university to work exclusively in comics as an academic field. His appointment by the Lancaster University has been described by the...
  • Artists United Against Paris Attacks

    In the wake of the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris last week and left 130 victims, some of the most well-known artists have used their skill to express their anger, sadness and support throughout their work. Among the other works of art, Johann Sfar’s must be highlighted....
  • Paris Attacks Impact EU Stance On Refugee Crisis

      The French police have found a Syrian passport in the vicinity of the Parisian scenes in which the attacks took place Friday evening. It was situated near the body of one of the attackers. Greece said that the owner of the passport reached Leros Island back at the...
  • Asterix and Obelix Joined By A ‘Julian Assange’ Character In Their Latest Adventure

    Asterix and Obelix, two of the best known European comic characters, are joined by a new partner in their latest instalment, Asterix and the Missing Scroll, the 36th of the saga: Confoundtheirpolitix, a character inspired in Julian Assange. Confoundtheirpolitix is an intrepid reporter of a Gallic newspaper who is...
  • Children’s Comic The Phoenix Celebrates 200th Issue

    The Phoenix is an UK based weekly comic with that has as a main audience children. It was released back at January 2012, and this past Friday, 30th October 2014, it reached its 200th issue. For such a landmark, the publication prepared a special issue, which included two comic...
  • Empress: The New Comic From Mark Millar

    Mark Millar, the creator of the successful Kingsman: Secret Service and Kick-Ass (and the anticipated Chrononauts, Nemesis and Huck) is working on a new project: Empress. So far it’s not confirmed, but The Hollywood Reporter, the owner of the exclusive, is theorizing about how it’s going to be released...
  • Six Men Convicted In Russia For Torturing Gay Youths On Camera

    Out of nine men being accused of making death threats, torturing and causing “moderate damage to health” to at least 19 different persons, six have been convicted. They were part of Occupy Paedophilia, a homophobic group. With the intention of what their leader, Maxim Martsinkevich, describes as “rooting out...
  • Pioneer In HIV Detection Retires, Thinks The Finding Of The Virus’ Remission Is Possible

    Françoise Barre Sinoussi (68), the French researcher who first identified the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, has announced her retirement. In an interview with Reuters, she has expressed her disappointment at the fact that a cure hasn’t still been found, expressing that it’s unlikely that it’s going to be discovered during...
  • France Abandons Its Intent To Appoint A Gay Ambassador To The Vatican

    After almost half a year of institutional struggle, France has allegedly given up its attempt to appoint a gay ambassador. Laurent Stefanini (54), will not hold the position at the Villa Bonaparte, according to the French newspaper Libération: it seems that, after several months of delay, the Holy See...