Posts Tagged ‘France’

Cartoonist Guy Delisle on His Year in Israel and Creating Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City

Guy Delisle is a French-Canadian expatriate cartoonist who specializes in travelogues. He’s made books about Shenzen, China, and Pyongyang, North Korea, both of which he visited as a supervising animator. He spent a year in Burma after starting a family with an employee of the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. After leaving the country, he [...]

International Ink: France, Canada, England, New York, and New Haven

Jacques Tardi's Adèle Blanc-Sec is a longtime favorite French anti-heroine, appearing first in comic books in 1972. She's never quite broken into the English-language market, although four books appeared in English the 1990s. Now in the wake of a movie adaptation appearing in France, Fantagraphics publisher Kim Thompson has translated her first two stories anew. [...]

Tonight at Filmfest: Lourdes Kills, Elvis Dies

Sylvie Testud plays a handicapped woman
hoping for a miracle in Lourdes.
With the exception of The Balibo Conspiracy, tonight's recommendations are quietly appealing films that captivate through the depth of their characters rather than the intrigue of their plots. Tonight's films to avoid tend to be markedly overwrought.
See it:
Lourdes
Paralyzed from the neck down with multiple sclerosis, [...]

International Ink: Feiffer, France, and Fingerman

A theme ties these books together, even though I wasn't looking for one while reading them. They're all about "I," or perhaps  "me, Me, ME!"
You'd expect an autobiography like Jules Feiffer's Backing Into Forward: A Memoir (Doubleday, $30) to be all about its author—and it mostly is, but it's also idiosyncratic. While Feiffer says the [...]

International Ink: Hagar, Nemi, Little Nothings, and Lenore

A regular roundup of international comic-book collections.
Years ago Elvis Costello asked: “What’s so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?” It's not hard to imagine cartoonist Dik Browne pondering that question, coming up with "nothing," and creating the fun-loving Viking pillager Hagar the Horrible. “[Hagar] is a Viking and God knows he is a barbarian, but he [...]

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