A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics
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Friday, October 14, 2005

Comics and Wine

This is from a while back...a trip I made to Italy earlier this year. During a late afternoon in Bologna, we stumbled upon a cool little bar while looking for a snack and drink to tide us over until dinner. We walked in and lo and behold, there were shelves of comics to read while snacking on prosciutto and drinking wine. i picked up a book of Torpedo, which had some really great work by Mr. Bernet as well as an artist I had not heard of, Alfonso Font. Our bartender was exceedingly cool as well. Ah, serendipity.



6 comments:

J said...

Wine and Torpedo is a daunting combination to say the least. That place looks amazing, man, Italy 1, Toronto 0.

Thomas Huxley said...

Hey what a cool place to go!

Drink wine and read comics!

That looks like a fun comic to read. I love those types, don' t have a favourite but yeah. I think my favourite comic so far would have to be the Phantom.

Dik Pose said...

Italy!!? Lucky!...looks like a great little place you found there...

YAXIN said...

Ha! I see the black and white pages of Alfonso Font...what a great drawner.
:))))))
and I don't say anything about Jordi Bernet, this man is already a nacional art monument of Spain...

bannister said...

Yes, Bernet is one of my favorite author. He's goood. And Torpedo is so non politically correct, hehe.

Congrats for your blog Ted !
I'll be very happy to check it out everyday (or every two days, hehe)

Chris said...

Manual Auad published a really nice book on Bernet about a year ago. It's being offered again in the new issue of previews or you can get it through his website if you don't have it already!

One day it would be great to run an establishment like that!