In comics as a whole, it is never innocent to see who we are succeeding. In the Public Information Library (Public Information Center) of the Pompidou Center, in Paris, where Riad Sattouf had settled for four months, the shortlist of those who previously occupied the place unfairly, who knows a small history of 9e Art: Art Spiegelman (2011), Claire Bretécher (2015), André Franquin (2016) – Esgusod y bach.
The sad ghosts may indicate that the comic is not open in the center of the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art, located in 4e to 5e Construction levels, but "only" in the ground floor library, do not stop: a specific organizational unction will be published every time an artist makes its entrance to Beaubourg, at any one at all.
Riad Sattouf could not escape. The designer, also a director, has become a great author of contemporary comics in a few years, thanks to the success y& # 39;Arabian of the future, a autobiographical saga in the Middle East (Libya, Syria) and France, has translated into more than twenty languages and sold to 1.5 million copies (not counting the 4e volume, released at the end of September).
Like Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) or Joann Sfar (Cat and Rabbi) from front, Riad Sattouf brings a stone, in a spectacular way, to the phenomenon of eliminating the split of the comic strip which sees this expands its public year after a year. Most readers do not include comics fans, but readers, who are more used to general bookshops or specialized bookshops. He was for them that this attractive and didactic exhibition was created, supervised by three scientific advisers (sociologist, cartoon historian, French literary teacher).
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y& # 39;Arabian of the future occupy only a quarter of space, inviting visitors to discover the author's other achievements. His "success" is another y Beautiful children, the feature film made in 2009 by adapting two of his albums (The Secret Life of Young People, According to the College). But Sattouf, admiral Sylvester Stalone and François Truffaut, are also the father of less-known runner-up characters, such as Pascal Brutal's perval (Golden Fauv was awarded for the best album in Angoulême in 2010), Pipit Farlouse's Aderyn (who's learning fly) or the Jewelry losing.