So Long, Silver Screen

July 14th, 2012 by Dan Nadel

Coming Spring 2013:

So Long, Silver Screen

Translated by Edward Gauvin
Cover design by David Mazzucchelli

What are the movies? What effect do they have on us? Why do we love them so much? Blutch addresses all these questions in a series of interlocking short comics that move between scholarly history, romantic theory and ribald vignettes, featuring a motley cast of actors and topics including Burt Lancaster, Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti, Claudia Cardinale, Tarzan, and Michel Piccoli. As much a visual essay as it is graphic novel, a daydream and a fantastic meditation on the other art of telling stories with images, So Long, Silver Screen is a new height for an uncontested master of contemporary cartooning.

The highly influential and award-winning French cartoonist Blutch has published over a dozen books since his 1988 comic debut in the legendary avant-garde magazine Fluide Glacial. His titles include Mitchum, Peplum, and Le Petit Christian. His illustrations appear in Libération, The New Yorker and Les Inrockuptibles. So Long, Silver Screen is his first full-length work to be published in English.

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  1. [...] So Long, Silver Screen by Blutch. Wasn’t it just the other day I was lamenting the dearth of Blutch material in the U.S.? Now here comes Screen, his first full-length work to be published in English, a collection of short comics about the art of the cinema and many, many other topics. As someone who’s longed for Blutch to reach a wider North American audience, I’m deliriously happy about this impending release. Featuring a cover design by David Mazzucchelli. April, $22.95. [...]

  2. [...] of the highlights in Picturebox’s 2013 schedule is the release of So Long, Silver Screen, the first major release by the French artist Blutch, a.k.a. Christian Hincker, in North America. [...]

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