mange ta viande!

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 thoughts on “mange ta viande!

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

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

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