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Alberto Breccia; if you don’t know him already, then this is your chance. He was one of the most talented and genius artists of all time.
Audio is spanish and subtitles in french, but you can stil enjoy his art.
I was very lucky to met him when he came to my school in Angouleme, more than 20 years ago (I think precisely when this interview has been done). He was not very famous in France, but for us art school students, he was simply a god. Everybody respected him and admired him deeply.
Opening TONIGHT, at 8:42PM (french time) of my online shop, which means it will be possible to pre-order “Romance de Mars”, my very first self-published comic book!
Here is an excellent documentary about french author JC Mezières and the way he draws an entire page of his famous comic “Valérian & Laureline, agents spatio-temporels" (starting at the day he recieves the script of the page from his writer P. Christin). Unfortunately it’s entirely in french. But it’s comforting in a way to see this great and very experimented artist expressing his doubts about his art, like any beginner. It’s also very interesting to learn why he chooses to redraw an entire big panel because the first version didn’t work.
orpheelin: Spread the word :D
When there are an illustrator + scenarist, that means they have to share the 1.6$. So they earn (or repay) 0.8$ each for a 20$ book. :/
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Comic about slurs, published in the Galago magazine last summer.
Storytelling and art can’t be separated in comics. There’s no other way to know what’s going on. If you’ve read a great story that’s not just down to the writer, the artist is equally responsible for telling that story through the visuals. It’s that simple. Art in comics doesn’t equal pretty pictures, it equals storytelling.
- Gabriel Hardman
This is it. The art is the story. It’s that simple.
Transperceneige / Snowpiercer exhibition, Angouleme 2014 comicsfestival.
Jean-Marc Rochette works about his comic Le Transperceneige and for Bong Joon-Ho’s movie Snowpiercer.
(sorry again for the bad images, there were so many reflected lights the photos were very hard to take >_<)
“Fleurs qui ne se fanent pas" (flowers that don’t fade)
Exhibition at Angouleme’s international comics festival, 2014, about the Korean women abducted and raped by Japanese soldiers during the war.
This exhibition was AMAZING. I was blown away by the beauty and quality of the pages, and the incredible diversity of the choices the artists made to talk about those tragic events and testimonies. In the last room there was a wall covered with little messages left by the visitors, in many different languages, to support the victims of the war.
I left it with tears in my eyes but I was also extremely impressed by the authors’ talents: Jeong Ki-young, Kim Gwang-sung, Tak Young-ho, Lee Hyun-se, Baek Sung-min, Park Jae-dong, Cho Kwan-je, Oh Sé-young, Ahn Soo-cheol, Kang Hyo-suk, Kang Do-ha, Park Kun-woong, Keum Suk Gendry-Kim. (Sorry for the bad photos.)