Our January 2012 banner is by Art Spiegelman, who will be the President of the Jury of the 2012 Grand Prix de la Ville d’Angoulême, Angoulême International Comics Festival, 26-29 January 2012.
Posts Tagged ‘angoulême’
In this contribution, Esther Claudio analyses Winshluss’s nihilistic and sarcastic style in Angoulême-winning Pinocchio. Most of this comic is told by means of pictures without the help of words. This type of “mute” narration, the pantomime, serves to demonstrate the viability of imagery in the service of narrative but also the author’s mastery to control the reading experience throughout the work.
The Wrong Place, by Belgian Brecht Evens, recently got an award in Angoulême for “audacity”. Greice Schneider explains how Evens’s style comes hand in hand with an awareness of the mechanisms of graphic storytelling, and explores the possible combinations between word and image and the reading directions on the page.