Monday, 8 September 2008
What I Got on my Summer Holidays - Part 5 - Joann Sfar - CROISETTE
Croisette is the newest of Joann Sfar’s sketchbooks to be published. It is published as part of the ‘Shampooing’ line which is chosen by Lewis Trondheim. It came out early 2008.
In this book Sfar has been sent by the satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ to cover the Cannes Film Festival. That’s the life eh, I can’t imagine English cartoonists getting sent somewhere so nice, maybe Steve Bell gets the occasional trip to the Labour Party Conference all paid for but that’s about it in England…
He has all the passes and stays in a fancy hotel. Also he has to wear a posh suit and everything which sounds a great change for him judging by the drawings. Its really fun to see him drawing all the celebrities and fancy locations and see which ones I have heard of, a lot of them are French film people of course. He listens and draws talks by Martin Scorcese and many other directors. His drawings are great as always, all squiggly pen lines, and then coloured in with his trademark watercolour washes. Its all very beautiful especially his drawings of the yachts on the sea front at night. Also in the book he visits Pixar (I think) and plays with his kids. I highly recommend this book, like all of Sfar’s work…
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