The golden age of Belgian comics
For its first presentation to the Parisian public, the extraordinary collection of original drawings cartoon of the Museum of Fine Arts in Liege (BAL) moved to the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles in Paris.
Through a hundred works, this exhibition offers visitors a selection of the best plates of the Golden Age of Belgian comic strip, period between the immediate post-war and the end of the 70 Hergé Figure course prominently, with two beautiful plates, one from the album Explorers on the moon, that no visitor will forget.
Many other prestigious names rub shoulders: Jacobs (La Marque Jaune, The Mystery of the great ramide-py), Peyo (Johan & Pirlouit, with the presence of the Smurfs), Franquin (Gaston), Morris (Lucky Luke with Rantanplan and Dalton), Tillieux (Gil Jourdan), Jacques Martin (Alix), Will (Isabelle, Tif & Tondu) Macherot (Clifton Chlorophyll Sibylline), Hermann (Comanche, Bernard Prince), Jean Graton (Michel Vaillant) or Comès (Silence).
The exhibition reveals most boards in a scenography which wants the starting point of a reflection on the way to show the original cartoon. Sometimes revealed in true light boxes, sometimes placed in their historical context, the original parts are obviously at the heart of scenography. The exhibition is also an opportunity to reflect on how to extract the board of the story, playing on the spectacular expansions, both print and filmed.
Evoking the emulation of Tintin and Spirou magazine in 50-70 years, the exhibition allows more to apprehend this fund in view of the history of comics. For without the success of Tintin in Le Petit Twentieth in the late 20s, without the willingness of families to printers who wanted to impose their illustrated for youth is a generation that could not hatch.
On the occasion of the exhibition, a rich program of conferences, meetings, concerts, workshops will honor the comic. Note the Hergé conference and the art of comics (18 June) led by Benoît Mouchart and Benoît Peeters, concert Barly Baruti, Congolese cartoonist with Congo Nostalgia Group (June 24) and fiction-Conference Review Paris, story in pictures and music by François Schuiten, Benoît Peeters and Bruno Letort (10 September) and the conference A great museum between yesterday and tomorrow from 1989 to 2039, 50 years of the Belgian Comic Strip Center (September 16) lively by Jean Auquier.