Monday, January 29, 2024

Angouleme 2024

Stuart's last in-person visit to Angouleme was in 2020! It remains the largest comics festival in Europe. A mecca for bande dessinee artists, fans, publishers and authors. While I was not able to attend the festival this year, I will be adding more info and images to this post. 

Here are some photos of Angouleme 2024 shared on the official Angouleme Tourism Facebook page.

You can find photos from previous year's festivals by searching Jan/Feb posts here on the blog. Here's the post from the 2020 visit:

The rest of the photos on this post are from the SNB Facebook page.

These photos above show a number of official Festival posters from various years available on the SNB website:

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

SNB website upgrade launches soon (updated 3/11/24)

UPDATE 3.11.24 -- The new website is live now! more info here:

UPDATE 2.19.24 -- Launch was scheduled for January, but there is a delay. This post was the "heads-up" announcement that the improved website is coming. I will update this post when the new website is live and online.


Stuart himself writes the weekly SNB email newsletter. It features new arrivals, and news about the store. You can sign up for the newsletter here:

Important info about the new version of the SNB website was the lead story for this week's news letter....

Here's the announcement banner on the homepage of the website:

And the banner on the newsletter...

...with the text of Stuart's announcement...

"...We are launching a new version of our website in a few days. It will have a new look, but rest assured, it is still us.

If you are registered with an account on the current site, your information and order history will transfer to the new site.

Gift Certificates will also be transferred to the new site.

Your password will not transfer, however, after the new site is live, you will receive an email asking you to log in and enter a new password. After that, you will have full access to your account.

Also, active shopping carts and wishlists will not transfer to the new site. If that information is important to you, then save it now.

I am told that, given the size of our website, which includes over 9,000 unique product listings, and well over 100,000 images, the data migration will take a few days, perhaps even a week.

After the transfer--after the launch--we will be doing a lot of cleanup on the site. It is a maiden voyage, after all.

In the end, we hope that the many updates and improvements to the site will increase your overall shopping experience."

There may be some glitches as the new version rolls out. You can always contact the store via email (info(at) or phone (310) 909-1929 with any questions.