Cartoonist as auteur

The Wall Street Journal, of all places, investigates the graphic novel scene in Europe.? With a short introduction/history and then the meat and potatoes list of who’s who on the scene.? “Germany, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia are home to some excellent graphic novelists, but the most fertile terrain in Europe remains France and Belgium. There, bandes dessin?es like Ast?rix and Tintin have since the 1950s been printed in color and bound in large-format books — giving artists a larger canvas. France’s post-’68 fervor celebrated alternative art forms, including adult comics, published in popular magazines like Pilote and A Suivre.”? [The WSJ]

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  • SOM October 4, 2008, 5:50 pm

    SlyOyster, what’s up? Miss your commentary.