Anna asked me during last #lrnchat to share my favorite comics. Yet an occasion to write once more. this has to become a habit.
I’m passionate with comic strips since I’m kid. Among my 4 dreams was to become a comic strip writer. I was quite good a drawing so this looked like a good plan. For my 14th birthday I was offered to spend an amount in books on how to realize comic strips. I bought a few on the topic plus a big book from an author I knew vaguely from a magazine (Pif le Chien). I didn’t really like this author. I didn’t like the fact that shapes where not fully surrounded with a clear line and black spots dominated. The book looked nice and like a call for leaving childhood comic strips behind and enter the real thing.
This book was Corto Maltese from Hugo Pratt. More books have been published after with longer titles. They are all good.
Starting from there I became also a voracious reader and buyer of comics. With my job of software engineer, having let go my ambitions of being myself drawing comic strips I indulged myself a weekly shopping tour for years. They are in the grown up style. Not that sex or violence dominate but they may occur. I maintained a database of my books.
I picked a few books. They couldn’t be all translated or available in your language. Feel free to use other titles. these are excellent authors and their work is regularly good.
Author: Bilal Title: La femme piège
Most last works from Bilal are excellent with a mix of ex USSR political fiction and science fiction.
Authors: Dupuy et Berberian Title: Les femmes et les enfants d’abord Serie: Monsieur Jean
Nice roman story of everyday life of young adults, first loves, marriage, children. Live like anyone could have it described with a lot of humour and candor. Refreshing.
Author: Gibrat Title: Le vol du corbeau
Stories of young people, romantic, tragic. Very realistic drawing, beautiful pictures. This one happens during WWII, In France.
Author: Schetter Title: Les lettres de Pearl
Realistic drawing, political fiction around second world war. This one takes place in Okinawa. Very clever.
Author: Schultheiss Title: Lagos connection Serie: Rêve du requin
Social, Political story taking place in Africa. Extremely violent but terribly moving.
Author: Sokal Title: Noces de brume Serie: Inspecteur Canardo
A world of animals but very adult. An private investigator, looser style. Beautiful pictures.
Author: Taymans,André Title: Rouge piscine
Again a private detective, a young woman. Solving enigms.
Author: Trondheim Title: Blacktown Serie: Lapinot
Again animals in place of humans, very philosophical stories of everyday life or transposed in the settings of legends.
Author: Yann Title: Ching Soao Serie: Innomables
Social, Political stories of veteran soldiers of French Vietnam war living a marginal in far east asia. A travel in not often told recent Asia history.
That’s all for today although I may add and change some titles in the future as well as add pictures of books covers.