The second component ofEcstasies, series in which Jean-Louis Tripp tells the story with humor, sensitivity and shameless in its quest of a healthy sex life as a swinger, is much more political than it seems.
Initiated in 2017, the excellent series there is nothing pornographic or even erotic, for little that the reader does not merely address the work in a superficial way. Through these bodies and these genders in the plural reflecting the real is a rousing call to dialogue as a tool of opening up the taboos and shame. “After the nine volumes of general Store, another a story of emancipation that I have shown in two hands with Régis Loisel, I couldn’t manage to reconnect with my own drawing. Also, I was looking for a strong project in which I started, tells Jean-Louis Tripp. As Governed was my confidant, knew all about my sex life. It is him, as well as our editor Benoit Informant who convinced me to tell me. “This project is not only an opportunity for the artist to regain his stroke, but also to take a life largely lived in the misunderstanding.
Out of the closet
As if he gave his body to science, the artist, depraved, if exposes. Without ever sinking into the didactisme, the autoapitoiement or the facility, this volume deals with humor and delicacy of her adult life, driven by a sense of shift with respect to their sexuality in front of the other. Yet biographical, Ecstasy causes a mirror effect in the readers, confronting them and to take stock of their own sexuality. The album even attracts the confidences, admits the author. “Many readers were pleased to have a vision of the interior of the sexuality of a man. Also, it is not uncommon for couples to find a space of dialogue. Ecstasies allows me to release the word, and validate the feeling. “Focusing on the intimate, the album reached the universality, because in the end, this is not Tripp that it is a question, but the player.
One of the great merits ofEcstasies, in addition to his inventiveness graph and its sumptuous boards, is to relate male sexuality to emotion, something rarely addressed in the medium of the comic strip. The story is also highly political. “All of the time, the social struggles have passed through the body, especially that of the woman : contraception, abortion, #metoo. Even during the current pandemic, we can say that the government has controlled our body through the containment, in which we had to fold collectively. “
Like the games of love, the pen of the author caress the paper at random, without any real plan or scenario. Only an immense talent of the stature of Tripp may grant such a freedom. Relevant, current, generous, committed, Ecstasies us through the heart and the soul as few works do know.
Jared Muralt, Ed. Futuropolis”>
Jared Muralt, Ed. Futuropolis
Released in Europe just a few days before the start of the containment as a result of the COVID-19, the first part of The fall happens in the midst of a health crisis, policy and climate, while people die suddenly of a violent virus. A man, whose spouse nurse dies in front of the hospital, decides to take to the road with her two young children. This story apocalyptic, is inviting in spite of himself in the news, displayed a remarkable mastery of graphic and rhythmic, as he is only a second album in career. The judicious use of ellipses and the line bright, recalling those of the Americans, Frank Quitely and Geof Darrow, we immerse in this thrilling nightmare awakened, which we can’t wait to read more.
Bastien Vives, Martin Quenehen, Ed. Casterman”>
Bastien Vives, Martin Quenehen, Ed. Casterman
The child prodigy of the european comic Bastien Vives (Polina, The taste of chlorine, lastman square), making for the opportunity team with the novelist and documentary filmmaker Martin Quenehen, amazes once more by investing the detective genre, with the ease and genius that we know him. A young constable of the province is taken of affection for a father and daughter who have lost a loved one in a terrorist attack. Fourteen of July is a suspenseful dark and dramatic landscape, where the twists and turns and false paths follow each other skillfully. The story finds echoes in the news, both on the side of France, recovering barely from the attacks of Charlie Hebdo and at the Bataclan and the America with the movement Black Lives Matter raised by the death of George Floyd.