11
Nov
16
Couverture Luke Pearson

Luke Pearson Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

In spite of the success of the luminous adventures of Hilda, Luke Pearson also has a dark side. With Everything we miss, the young British author did bring a more ominous look on his fantastical universe, thus oscillating between the optimism of childhood and the anxieties of adulthood.

28
Oct
16
Couverture Sammy Harkham

Sammy Harkham Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

Does Sammy Harkham really needs any introduction? Both noted cartoonist (from Poor Sailor to Crickets) and famed Kramers Ergot editor, he had nevertheless maintained a low profile these past years, following the release in 2012 of a polarizing KE8 and a personal anthology with an ominous title (Everything Together)… that is, until 2015 came around, and became the stage for something of a re-invention.

30
Sep
16
Couverture Simon Moreton

Simon Moreton Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

With his fragile little stories, Simon Moreton follows in the steps of John Porcellino, sharing his attachement to self-publishing. After releasing the tenth and final issue of his ‘zine SMOO last year, it seemed a good opportunity to discuss his evolution so far, as well as his new project, Minor Leagues.

16
Sep
16
Couverture Aidan Koch

Aidan Koch Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

With one foot in comics and the other in contemporary art, Aidan Koch is definitely a polymorphic artist who draws, sculpts, works on fabric, publishes littles books and makes installations. In every one of her projects, she works with fragile things, connects fragments, suggests impressions — building with every stroke a narrative that is both elegant and cristalline.

15
Apr
16
Couverture On Editing Yoshihiro Tatsumi : Interview with Adrian Tomine

On Editing Yoshihiro Tatsumi : Interview with Adrian Tomine Entretien de Benoît Crucifix

The recent canonization of Yoshihiro Tatsumi and the reception of his comics in the Anglophone world is intimately linked to Adrian Tomine. Since the early 2000s, the cartoonist and illustrator has edited, in collaboration with Drawn and Quarterly, the English translations of Tatsumi’s works, from his early graphic novels to his short stories from the 60s and 70s to his latest productions. If Tomine is above all known for his own comics, he tried to avoid putting himself at the forefront of these editions. Looking back on this experience, he shares some of the choices and decisions that guided his editorial and design work on Tatsumi’s comics.

18
Mar
16
Couverture Mochizuki Minetarou

Mochizuki Minetarou Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

Most of us discovered Mochizuki Minetarô with Dragonhead, a story as desperate as it was claustrophobic, where the end of the world had rarely been so bleak. He’s back now with Chiisakobe, with a narrative both luminous and delicate — and deeply Japanese. From darkness to light, the story of a metamorphosis.

11
Mar
16
Couverture Sunday Comics Reloaded – An Interview with Peter Maresca

Sunday Comics Reloaded – An Interview with Peter Maresca Entretien de Benoît Crucifix

Since 2005, Sunday Press has committed itself to reprinting early-twentieth-century comic strips at the scale of the original color Sunday supplement. Just as the graphic novel was demonstrating the aesthetic and narrative importance of format, Peter Maresca was putting forward the same argument for his archival reprints. And so, Sunday Press demonstrated how pioneers of the comic strip approached the huge space of the newspaper page, and how readers would be confronted with it.

11
Mar
16

The Comics that Time Forgot Dossier de Peter Maresca

Around a hundred years ago, Sunday newspapers were home to the likes of Brainy Bowers, Simon Simple, Hugo Hercules, and Billy Bounce — hardly pillars in the pantheon of comic art. These and dozens of other characters were part of an era that has essentially been passed over by the numerous comics retrospectives of the […]