Author Archives: Cynthia Rose

About Cynthia Rose

Cynthia Rose is a British author, broadcaster and journalist based in Paris. Her Instagram is muchaparis; blog www.muchacreative.paris.

Behind the Blue: The Story of Peyo

It took a village to raise the Smurfs. Continue reading

 

French and Frisky: The Man Behind Astérix

When the scenarist René Goscinny (1926 – 1977) died at 51, much of the world felt they knew him. With Astérix, he had created a hero who outsold Tintin. Goscinny also helped to found and run Pilote, a magazine that won French cartooning back an audience – adults – that it had lost after the 19th century. Continue reading

 

La Grande Dame Annie Goetzinger (1951-2017)

The French artist Annie Goetzinger, who died on December 20 at the age of 66, could never remember a time when she wasn’t drawing. Continue reading

 

“It’s Just So BD!”: A Fair to Remember

Reporting from SoBD, the annual comics festival located in the heart of Paris. Continue reading

 

André Franquin: Great or…The Greatest?

Andre Franquin, then and now. Continue reading

 

Tintin and the Curse of Clarity

Amidst so many competing theories Paris’ Grand Palais Hergé exhibition is a hagiography traced in la ligne claire. Yet by assembling so many riches, they unwittingly let the work speak for itself – and it proves a disquieting tattle-tale. Continue reading

 

Here Lies the Heart: In Memorium, Jacques Noël

Cynthia Rose on the man behind the monumental place for books, Un Regard Moderne. Continue reading

 

He Walked the Line: Thierry “Ted” Benoit (1947-2016)

The passing of a master of ligne claire. Continue reading