European Comics from a North American Podcasting Perspective

Tired of all the crossovers? The reboots? The retcons? Looking for something new?

Welcome to the world of Franco-Belgian comics, a.k.a. les bandes dessinees, or “BD”.

The Pipeline Comics Podcast covers this new world of comics, alongside Augie De Blieck Jr.’s unique perspective on the world of North American comics.

New episodes are published whenever I record them. They tend to run around 10 minutes. There are no guests.

Think of this as the commentary track for PipelineComics.com. It’s a place to workshop ideas, comment on the current scene, and talk about all aspects of European comics, along with a healthy dose of North American topics. I just can’t help myself sometimes.

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Recent Episodes

  • McSpidey Chronicles introduction graphic
  • Balloons celebrate the state of the Pipeline address
  • Pipeline Podcast show notes artwork for episode 76 with pictures of bookshelves

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New to Franco-Belgian Comics?

If you haven’t dipped your toes into the Franco-Belgian comic waters yet, here are some books I can recommend to get you started:

Ken Games v1 by Robledo and Toledano cover
The Campbells v1 cover by Jose Luis Munuera
Cover from Glorious Summers v1 by Zidrou and Jordi Lafebre
Ekho v1 cover by Barbucci
Invincible volume 1 cover from Pascal Jousselin
Maggy Garrisson cover by Stephane Oiry
Undertaker v1 cover by Ralph Meyer
Asterix v1 Asterix the Gaul original cover by Albert Uderzo


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