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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.

18
Oct
13
Bandeau Couverture Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

Since his debut thirty years ago, Jaime Hernandez (along with his brother Beto) hasn’t stopped influencing numerous generations of comic book writers, utterly seduced by the charms of those Locas in the pages of Love and Rockets. With The Love Bunglers (published in 2011) ou Browntown (2012), there is absolutely no doubt that he remains today as masterful and essential as ever.

06
Sep
13
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Some Breath King Dossier de Xavier Guilbert

«Comic Art Lab Hits US for First Time in Minneapolis» — the story on KTSP’s news (the local ABC affiliate) kicks off with a bang, delivered with with typical American poise and confidence. Two years after what had been its last edition in the Royal Saltworks in Arc-et-Senans (France), Pierre, Feuille, Ciseaux, laboratoire de bande [...]

12
Jul
13
Sunny Couverture Matsumoto Taiyou

Matsumoto Taiyou Entretien de Xavier Guilbert

The Japanese manga production can often appear as extremely standardized, following the lead of the publishing powerhouses’ weekly and monthly magazines. Among what has undeniably become an industry, Matsumoto Taiyou emerges as a singular case: for a quarter of a century, he has been creating a highly personal and uniquely recognizable body of work, of which Sunny, his latest series, might well be the most intimate accomplishment.

22
Mar
13
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Dorénavant, again Dossier de Balthazar Kaplan

At the Angoulême festival this year, there was talk of a young auteur, Brecht Evens, already lauded two years previous with the Prix de L’Audace. A number of his drawings were found in the Flemish comics exhibit “la boîte à Gand.” Seduced by his color work and the dazzling energy that animated his word, I [...]

18
Jan
13
HuudaHuuda Couverture Huuda Huuda

Huuda Huuda Entretien de Nicolas Verstappen

With the increase of interest in Nordic comics around the world over the last few years, it seemed a good opportunity to discuss with one of the emblematic figures of the Finnish alternative edition, and question the liveliness of this exciting production. Jelle Hugaerts, co-founder with Tommi Musturi of the audacious Finnish publishing house Huuda Huuda, shares his thoughts about the situation of comics in Finland today but also about sweating it out in the sauna of a public swimming pool with a bunch of naked beerbellied guys in complete silence…

02
Nov
12
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Building Stories by Chris Ware

(This review can be read in any preferred order) Writing about Building Stories is somehow awe-inspiring : before typing the first sentence, the reviewer holds on for a moment, hesitating to jump in, just as he had gazed for quite a while at the box before opening it. Building Stories is intimidating on several levels. A [...]