Guest Talk with French Cartoonist Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine

February 03, 2020. An honour and a delight to welcome our first guest of the semester for the “Graphic Non-Fiction” (autobio/documentary comics) course at the Faculty of Communication Arts (Chulalongkorn University): French cartoonist Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine! We talked Time, Space, the Fabric/Material of Memory and Comics Art in his creative process from his autobiographical comics La chair des pommes (ego comme x) to his Cambodia-set La colline empoisonnée  (Futuropolis) and his ongoing project; and of the seminal importance of (his) sketchbooks. After an intro -by yours truly- on the interplay of Time & Space in comics by Richard McGuire, Lilli Carré, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons & Rick Veitch, Frank Miller, Kevin Huizenga, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Matt Madden, Nick Sousanis and Kiriko Nananan. Three challenging but captivating hours! Merci Freddy!

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French cartoonist Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine with the students of the International Program in Communication Management, Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University.
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Guest talk with French cartoonist Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine

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Not Final Art (but Art nonetheless) – 1

Tezuka - Astro Boy
Astro Boy” (1952-1968) by Osamu Tezuka. Japan. Original artwork.
Copyright © Tezuka Productions
Jakitou” (1935) by Alain Saint-Ogan. France. Original artwork.
King Frank - Gasoline Alley
Gasoline Alley” (25th of August 1925) by Frank King. USA. Original artwork. LARGER SIZE OVER HERE.
Nilsen - Big Questions 2
Big Questions” (Drawn & Quarterly, 1999-2011) by Anders Nilsen. USA (for Canadian publisher). Original artwork.
Copyright © Anders Nilsen/Drawn & Quarterly
Otomo - Akira 1
Akira” (1982-1990) by Katsuhiro Otomo. Japan. Original artwork.
Jason - Hey wait...
Hey Wait…” (“Mjau Mjau” back cover, 1999) by Jason. Norway. Original artwork.
Copyright ©1999 Jason


Classic Franco-Belgian Comics (I)

Some Franco-Belgian classic comics acquired at La Crypte Tonique (Brussels) to illustrate -materially- the two courses dedicated to the History of Franco-Belgian “bandes dessinées” at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. PS: Merci Philippe Capart!

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Front cover of “Cadet-revue”, May 15, 1939, France. “Saint Francis of Assisi – Animals, my brothers”; one of my favourite illustrations by French cartoonist and illustrator Alain Saint-Ogan (
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Back cover of “Cadet-revue”, May 15, 1939, France. One of my favourite pages by French cartoonist and illustrator Alain Saint-Ogan ( “Monsieur Poche: un animal étrange.” First printed in “Dimanche illustré” #623, February 3, 1935, France.
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Original artwork of the page “Monsieur Poche: un animal étrange” first published in “Dimanche illustré” #623, February 3, 1935, France. Analysis by Thierry Groensteen: In the collection of the Museum of the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image, Angoulême, France.

“Brother John” (in French) by Jerome Charyn & André Juillard, USA/FR, 1990

Brother John (in French), story by Jerome Charyn (USA) & art by André Juillard (FR), in: USA Magazine (L’Écho des savanes) spécial été #48/49, Albin Michel, FR, June 1990.

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The complete story

“Double Escape” by Moebius, FR, 1980

Double Escape (“Double évasion”) by Moebius (FR), in: Métal Hurlant magazine #50, France, April 1980.

Copyright ©1980 Les Humanoïdes Associés/Moebius Production

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Moebius’ Double Escape final panels displays interesting similarities – as a visual oxymoron (simultaneously falling and raising) – with the last page of Will Eisner‘s The Spirit: The Story of Gerhard Schnobble, USA, September 5, 1948. Copyright ©2005 Will Eisner Studios, Inc.

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“The White Nightmare” by Moebius, FR, 1974

The White Nightmare (“Cauchemar blanc”) – not a science-fiction tale but a ‘down-to-earth dream’ related to a racist incident – by Moebius (FR), in: L’Écho des Savanes magazine #8, France, 1974. Via Glad You Asked.

Adapted into a short film (in French language) by French director Mathieu Kassovitz in 1991.

Copyright ©1974 L’Écho des Savanes/Moebius Productions

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