Olivier Schrauwen - bandeau
11
Jul
14
Yekini - bandeau

Yekini, le roi des arènes by Lisa Lugrin & Clément Xavier

Here is a book that brings together several genres together, complicating the borders between them but without dissolving any of them. This means that it’s actually possible to describe this book via those same genres, without missing the point. Yekini, le roi des arènes is then, at one time, a reportage book, a biography, a [...]

23
May
14
This One Summer - bandeau

This One Summer

Even if not everyone, many of us will share the experience of our teenage-years’ summers as neat narratives. Contrarily to the rest of the year, usually spent in the same environment with the same people time and again, and whose small differences are downplayed by the backdrop of sameness, summers have a definitive touch of [...]

25
Apr
14
Tom Gauld Couverture Tom Gauld

Tom Gauld Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

Those past two years have seen his first full-fledged graphic novel Goliath and the first collection of his Guardian cartoons You’re all just jealous of my jetpack — indeed, Tom Gauld has been particularly busy, and yet still manages to remain incredibly funny. And very, very British.

18
Apr
14
Les Schtroumpfs noirs - bandeau

Les Schtroumpfs noirs by Ilan Manouach

The détournement has been a staple of comics for quite some time. We do not mean plagiarism or an unexpected use of characters in new situations. Comics have been plagiarized from the get-go (Töpffer, with Cham and Obadiah Oldbuck) and sexual subversions have been also around for long (Tijuana Bibles, Air Pirates). We are talking [...]

04
Apr
14
978 - bandeau

978 by Pascal Matthey

Pascal Matthey is one of those authors who can’t stand still in one place, and has to move about through as many comics’ fields as he can. He has done some things that we can today consider somewhat conventional, to a certain extent, as his semi-autobiographical Pascal est enfoncé, but throughout his non-signed pieces in [...]

28
Feb
14
Tagame Gengoroh Couverture Tagame Gengoroh

Tagame Gengoroh Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

Without a doubt, the works of Tagame Gengoroh hold a very special place among the huge manga production: gay, openly pornographic and SM, they regularly feature musculary, manly figures, with no resemblance to the androgynous ephebes that are the standard fare in yaoi books. Welcome to this terra incognita.

06
Dec
13
John Porcellino Couverture John Porcellino

John Porcellino Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

For close to a quarter century, John Porcellino emerged with King Cat Comics as a central figure on the self-published field of comics, sticking to an approach that is both personal and fragile. With his unmistakable line and his stories dealing with the simple things in life, he has built along the years a unique and fascinating body of art.

25
Oct
13
Marc Bell - bandeau Couverture Marc Bell

Marc Bell Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

One of the few artists who evolves with similar ease in both the world of comics and that of contemporary art, Canadian cartoonist Marc Bell has brought to life a very unique (and often overwhelming) universe — one animated by a very special sense of humor. Some of which might have creeped in the following interview. Be warned.