– It’s the summer of all dangers, even Spirou goes to the front
Emile Bravo completes the cycle of the groom Spirou resistant in the middle of World War II, proof that the gravity of the bubbles. Brioche and Tartine say nothing else.
Spirous masterpiece, “Hope after all, volume 4”
Comical With the fourth volume of “Hope After All” Emile Bravo completes his great fresco around the young Spirou, released from 2018. The genius of the first albums completes his transformation in this story, culminating in the Allied liberation of Brussels in 1944.
Amidst a troubled fauna, composed in part of 25-hour resistance fighters, opportunists and whistleblowers in saucepans, the former piccolo at the Moustic Hôtel loses his honesty and gradually becomes the character codified by Franquin. While the adults kill each other, the altruistic little redhead fights to remain human.
In a total of 330 pages, Bravo shows with subtle nuances how more trauma is going to build a child. Masterpiece.PMU
“Hope in spite of everything” volume 4 Emil Bravo red. Dupuis, 48 s.
Brioche and Tartine, it does not eat bread
Youth Summer is the season for nonsense exempt from punishment. Brioche and Tartine, the two dog heroes from Violette Vaïsse, expert in jokes from the age of 6, demonstrate this with the absurd. This former student from the School of Saint-Luc in Brussels, imitates Tomi Ungerer Where Riad Sattouf, shimmer across generations, humor, philosophy and sociology, unclassifiable as his pocher.
Bad faith slung over his shoulder, not being held on a leash by any propriety, asks his schoolboys silly but existential questions: “How far does infinity go?” Less provocative than the author’s albums, the poochs – eight neurons between them – are not afraid of anything. Cornegidouille! So human and so stupid, these two-legged with truffles establish complicity.KEY
“Brioche and toast” Violette Vaïsse Oath. The joy of reading, 40 p.
Nick Hunt or Europe in Wonderland
Notebooks After a first story in which Nick Hunt followed “the wild winds”, the journalist confirms himself as a writer by tracing the slightest imagination generated by incongruent terrae incognitae. And still in Europe! That’s how the British found a piece of tundra in Scotland, primeval forest in Belarus, steppes in Hungary and even an authentic desert in Spain.
In a Polish jungle, you have to tremble with him against the “landscape of fear” when invisible wolves lie waiting for graceful deer. Or smile when the clumsy one risks “troskyizing” with a clumsy turn of an ice ax in the ice at Glen Derry. Fun in detail, serious in substance, Hunt the beauty hunter and environmental activist creates attention like never before.KEY
“A palm tree in the Arctic” Nick Hunt Oath. Gallimard, 329 p.
Roland Léléfan goes to sea and he is not alone
Youth The shovel, the sand and the castles, any lad refreshed by swimming behind your ears will tell you it lasts a while. Hence the pleasure of flipping through albums by siesta between children, those who have remained it, and the others.
From 4 years. “Roland Lelefan” shows the example in simple boxes that rock to reach the delicious nothingness where daydreaming thoughts end up stranded on the sea. What swimsuit should I wear tomorrow, who should I send a postcard to, what should I wear in the suitcase? These are healthy concerns for the pachyderm who is not on his first adventure.
But her looks, let’s face it, trumpet more modernity than Martines on the beach the other day. It must be said that its creator Louise Mézel demonstrates a fascinating brushstroke with regard to animal portraits. See on his page his many “adult” works, especially Dalmatians, which falter in conviction … So an elephant, do not even imagine! (Louise Mézel, ed. The joy of reading)
From 6 years. “A bottle in the sea” encourage you not to swing your can when leaving the beach. Even though the paintings that frame this modern odyssey are captivating by their almost cinematic power. And it takes talent to renew the look of rehashed stats: it takes 4 weeks for money to disappear, 6 months for a fight, 5 years for a sock, 12 for a cigarette and … 5 centuries for a can. Gloops. The author of “A Little Blue Fly” and “A Little Green Frog” dives into the heart of the matter. FYI worked Mathias Friman for many years as a Republican Guard. (Mathias Friman, ed. Seuil)
From 6 years. “Behind the rocks” uses sand as material to draw the adventures of six children determined to explore. It all starts with a hide-and-seek game that turns into a great episode that does not go through a hole like the little one Alice by Lewis Carroll, but at an abandoned bunker. Well hidden under the seaweed, a kingdom survives where an octopus queen, hake butlers and other sea creatures worthy of Jules Verne rule. In the cave there is also a museum which stores lots of human junk as precious remains. Something to tell stories all summer long. (Elodie Bouédec, ed. Seuil)
Cecile Lecoultreof Belgian origin, graduated from the University of Brussels in art history and archeology, has been writing in the culture section since 1985. She is passionate about literature and film … among other things!
Philippe Muri is a journalist, co-responsible for the culture section. It especially covers comics and cultural excursions. He also worked as a sports journalist or editor for the dailies “Le Matin” and “Le Temps”, as well as for the weekly “L’Illustré”.