Chanson & bande dessinée

Two quick, French-themed updates:

  1. Peter Hawkins‘ latest album Love & Anarchy, his English translation of songs by the giant of chanson Léo Ferré, is now available to purchase on Darla. I was lucky enough to do the cover artwork for this unique project, which came out via Hoxa earlier this year:

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    And for no particular reason, here’s a sketchbook portrait I drew last year, of Ferré’s contemporary the great Georges Brassens.

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  2. Tomorrow, I’m going to BD and Comics Passion, the French Institute‘s brilliant celebration of Francophone bande dessinée and good comics from around the world. Incredibly, they have conspired with Comica to bring one of the greatest living cartoonists, Jaime Hernandez, to the festival. I am beside myself with excitement for this talk! I’ll be visiting on Saturday too, for a whole day of excellent events.
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