Riad Sattouf, Chloé Cruchaudet, David Sala… Our favorite comics, to enjoy a colorful story in the heat and sun of summer.
Militant parents, resistant Spanish Republican grandparents… In an album of great beauty, with dazzling colors and varied techniques (watercolor, gouache, pastel), David Sala mixes thedefendant and the epic of telling his childhood in the 70s – and the need to remember without getting overwhelmed.
The weight of heroes by David Sala, Casterman Editions, 176 p., €24
Why do we travel? This is the question posed by this effectively staged drawer tale. In Indonesia, a French family meets an old adventurer, who confides in them the solar and tragic destiny of a partner of his friends who had decided to live in the sea, but they crossed paths with pirates…
With the wind againstby Nicole Augereau, Grégory Jarry and Lucie Castel, Delcourt Editions, 152 p., €29.95
This funny story literature en BD chooses biographical anecdotes and humorous shortcuts to dust off the stars of Lagarde and Michard, taking an interest both in the spiritualism practiced by Victor Hugo and in the links between Marguerite Duras and Francois Mitterrand.
The incredible history of French literature, by Catherine Mory and Philippe Bercovici, Éditions Les Arènes, 352 p., €25.
In this seventh volume, Esther, Riad Sattouf’s favorite character, enters high school. The author continues to crackle with thehumor and the suitability of us knowing their concerns, but also the rites and customs, of adolescents, while drug dealers and smokers proliferate, but also Covid, and we begin to question Esther about her future.
Les Cahiers d’Esther, stories from my 16th birthdayby Riad Sattouf, Allary Editions, 56 p., €17.90.
On the occasion of the centenary of the death of Marcel Proust, Chloé Cruchaudet offers us the portrait of the famous writer, but also and above all that of Céleste Albaret. She was only 21 years old when she entered his service in 1913, and she remained with him until her death in 1922. Gliding with ease from the real to the ghostly, from the Grand Hôtel de Cabourg to Parisian nights, from the pantry to the reception, this album subtly describes the bond between Proust and Céleste, the welcoming atmosphere of an era, while shedding light behind the scenes of the creation of one of the most important works of the 20th century.
Celeste – Of course, Mr. Proustpart one, by Chloé Cruchaudet, Éditions Soleil, 116 p., €18.95