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Introduction

in Masters of the Ninth Art: Bandes dessinees and Franco-Belgian Identity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239383
eISBN:
9781846313530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239383.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Comic strips are considered a genuine art form in France and Belgium, where they are known as bandes dessinées. Bandes dessinées has been referred to as ‘the ninth art’, raising it to the same level ... More


Masters of the Ninth Art: Bandes dessinees and Franco-Belgian Identity

Matthew Screech

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239383
eISBN:
9781846313530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313530
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In English-speaking countries, Francophone comic strips like Herges' ‘Les Aventures de Tin Tin’ and Goscinny and Uderzo's ‘Les Aventures d'Asterix’ are viewed — and marketed — as children's ... More


A Challenge to Convention: Jean Giraud/Gir/Moebius

in Masters of the Ninth Art: Bandes dessinees and Franco-Belgian Identity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239383
eISBN:
9781846313530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239383.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Jean Giraud/Moebius, the most influential bandes dessinées artist after Hergé. Giraud experimented with genres typically associated with the United States (Westerns and ... More


Vicky: Young, Rich, Popular, Sexy, Gay, and Unhappy

Annick Pelegrin (ed.)

in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815118
eISBN:
9781496815156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815118.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores Delaf and Dubuc’s Les Nombrils, focusing specifically on the sexuality of the character Vicky. Initially a relatively light-hearted series, the stories have become darker as the ... More


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