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Visiting artist talk in CCS, VTUSA

Between the ten day tour with Jack Wright and Ben Ben­nett, I had the chance to be invited at The Cen­ter for Car­toon Stud­ies in White River Junc­tion for a vis­it­ing artist talk.



New England tour

A beau­ti­ful tour orga­nized by Jack Wright and Ben Ben­nett in New Eng­land.

Fr. 26/9 East­hamp­ton, MA Fly­wheel
Sat.27/9 Willa­man­tic Inter­scope Records, CT
Mon. 29/9 Low­ell, MA 119 Art Peo­ple Gallery
Tu. 30/9 Boston, MA Deep Thoughts Records
Wed 1/10, Con­cord, NH Kim­ball Jenk­ins estate
Thu. 2/10, Turn­ers Falls, MA Brick House
Fr. 3/10, Burling­ton, VT Psy­che­del­i­catessen
Sat. 4/10, Brook­lyn, NY Soup and Sound House


Review of Noirs

Manouach is fol­low­ing here an “idea in comics”. If we can read Peyo’s famous char­ac­ters and sto­ries and prac­tices as stand­ing for a “nor­mal­ized” social-eco­nomic prac­tice of (Franco-Bel­gium) comics, that is to say, a nor­ma­tive power (which we can also call hege­mony or molar), then Manouach seems to cre­ate a mol­e­c­u­lar inflec­tion on Peyo’s molar con­fig­u­ra­tion, an act of resis­tance. By rewrit­ing, he is not underwrit­ing it. But once again, like in Bene in rela­tion to Shake­speare, this ges­ture can be seen as both a des­e­crat­ing and a lov­ing act. A destroy­ing, fiery hand hold­ing its objects in order to love it bet­ter. True blue.
Pedro Moura wrote a very inter­est­ing review of the rip-off Noirs at the du9 web­site.