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10 September 2011 at 07:27 Leave a comment

“French comic books aren’t specifically about Lycra-suited guys with daddy issues,” Sfar told Wired.com via email after his film Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life opened last week in New York and Los Angeles. “Our comic book industry became totally mainstream and started to address general literature readers, so the phenomenon you experienced with Art Spiegelman’s Maus occurs in France five times a year. And what occurs in France can happen in America.”

Joann Sfar discussing Sfar and Lewis Trondheim’s Gainsbourg.

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What I’ve been reading:

  • James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. (London, 14 King William Street, Strand: William P. Nimmo, 1876). 4 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 3, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985). 4 years ago
  • Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988). 4 years ago
  • Stephanie Kallos, Broken for You (New York: Grove Press, 2004). 5 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 2, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985) 5 years ago

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