Doot Doot Garden: The Blog of Craig Thompson
Doot Doot Garden: The blog of graphic novelist Craig Thompson
mange ta viande! April 22nd, 2013
BOINGBOING recently posted my interview with Blutch – an inspiring & influential cartoonist to myself and many others. The first of his books to be published in English – SO LONG, SILVER SCREEN – is debuting this month from Picturebox! Below is the the only photo I could find of Blutch and myself – at Angoulême festival in January 2005. And there’s a smattering of Blutch’s prolific bibliography.
While working on Blankets, I poured so devotedly over Blutch’s pages that it emerged as unconscious swipes in my own work. Here’s just one sample where I mimicked him without even realizing – a common affliction in young, impressionable cartoonists.
And here’s a couple of portraits of Blutch from CARNET DE VOYAGE. That 2004 visit to Toulouse, France is referenced often in the Boingboing interview. Treat yourself to Blutch’s new book finally in the US!

9 Responses to “mange ta viande!”

  1. Jordi Says:

    Thanks for the suggestion! I didn’t know him!

  2. Monica Says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I definitely plan to buy the book next week! It is great to know what inspires you; I hope you do that more often!

  3. Paul Says:

    Craig – will be attending stumptown comics fest this weekend and signing for CBLDF again?

  4. isa Says:

    wow great interview, i imagine you´re an expert after going through hundreds of them yourself :) . on the other hand, it´s interesting that we can get information not only about blutch (from the answers) but also about you (from the questions), it´s perfect!

  5. Craig Says:

    Paul, unfortunately I’ll be out of town while the Stumptown show is happening in Portland. Though I do recommend the event!

  6. jess smart smiley Says:

    All right, all right–I’ll get some Blutch, already. Sheesh!

  7. Nicole Says:

    Craig, did you trim that sketchbook down? The rightside seems narrower than the other?

  8. Craig Says:

    Nicole, I merged two photos to fit them on the blog, but it turned out looking like an asymmetrical sketchbook!

  9. Séverine Says:

    Hey you , nice souvenir of Angoulême 2005 !!

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