Calgary’s Prof Beaty talks about his new Euro-Comix book, published by UofT Press (link via Tom Spurgeon):

“Growing up in Canada, I started reading French comics at a very young age alongside the Archies and Harvey comics that I loved as a kid, and I kept reading them as a teenager. When I was in graduate school in Montreal I really got much more immersed because of the used bookstores, that made a lot of material available to me for the first time. Around that time I was asked by Tom Spurgeon to write on Euro-comics for the Journal and that sort of led me deeper to the point that I realized that there were things that I wanted to say that would be beyond the scope of those reviews. I first started thinking about the book in 2000, so it’s been an awful long process! “