Tråd: Joost Swarte fra Fantagraphics
Fantagraphics fortsætter deres euroklassiker program med en fed antologi af ligne claire tegneren Joost Swarte, en tegner, som jeg har ventet på at få oversat i mange, mange år. Bogen udkommer til januar 2012:
Is That All There Is? [Hardcover]
Joost Swarte (Author), Chris Ware (Introduction)
Hardcover: 120 pages
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books (January 30, 2012)
I’ve loved Joost Swarte’s perfect cartoons, drawings and designs for decades and it’s nothing short of ridiculous that a comprehensive edition of this brilliant artist’s work has never been available in America until now. Swarte is considered a national treasure in his native Holland, and if you open this book, you’ll understand why. (Chris Ware )
A career-spanning collection from the heir to Hergé.
By appropriating and subverting Tintin creator Hergé’s classic “clear line” style, Joost Swarte revitalized European alternative comics in the 1970s with a series of satirical, musically elegant, supremely beautifully drawn short stories — often featuring his innocent, magnificently-quiffed Jopo de Pojo, or his orotund scientist character, Anton Makassar.
Under Swarte’s own exacting supervision, Is That All There Is? will collect virtually all of his alternative comics work from 1972 to date, including the RAW magazine stories that brought him fame among American comics aficionados in the 1980s. Especially great pains will be taken to match Swarte’s superb coloring, which includes stories executed in watercolor, comics printed in retro duotones, fiendishly clever use of Zip-a-Tone screens, and much more. (There’s even a story about how to color comics art using those screens, with Makassar as the teacher.)
Other noteworthy stories include Swarte’s take on an episode from Hergé’s early days, a Fats Domino story, a tribute to the legendary “Upside-Downs” strip, and a story titled simply “Modern Art.” 120 pages of full-color comics