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Aidan Koch - bandeau 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.

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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.

Dylan Horrocks - My World - bandeau Couverture Dylan Horrocks

Dylan Horrocks Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

As the second millenium was coming to an end, New Zealand brought us Hicksville, a touching declaration of love for comics. But after three promising issues of Atlas, nothing — Dylan Horrocks had vanished, facing what turned out to be a long crisis of faith… until the (almost) surprise release of Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen. Or how he stopped worrying and learned to love comics — again.

Charles Burns - bandeau Couverture The inner worlds of Charles Burns

The inner worlds of Charles Burns Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

With his strong imagery where profound unease meets platic perfection, Charles Burns is definitely an artist one recognizes at first sight. Often compared to David Lynch, he took a decade to complete Black Hole, and just brought to conclusion (with Sugar Skull) the trilogy that began with X’d out. From Burroughs to Tintin, portrait of a creator haunted by his obsessions.

Bandeau2 Couverture Richard McGuire

Richard McGuire Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

Twenty-five years later, Richard McGuire comes back to “Here”, a story like no other, initially published in the pages of RAW in 1989. In this twenty-five-year-span, the initial six pages have grown to become three hundred, without losing any of its singularity or its evocative power.

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.

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.

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.