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.

Albert Uderzo: 1927-2020

He came, he drew, he conquered. Co-creator of one of the world’s most beloved comics, Astérix, Albert Uderzo passed away on March 24th at the age of 92. Continue reading

 

COCORICO! Charlie Hebdo’s Coco Tackles Plato

The Charlie Hebdo cartoonist tried her hand at a graphic novel adaptation of Plato, the end result runs at Paris’ Galerie Art-Maniak through 14 March. Cynthia Rose is here to catch up those of us with travel restrictions. Continue reading

 

Claire Brétecher (1940 – 2020)

“Her trajectory was a singular one, unlike that of almost any other artist.” Cynthia Rose, on the life and career of the legendary Claire Brétecher, who has passed away. Continue reading

 

Catherine Meurisse: The Face Of French Comics Is Female

Catherine Meurisse speaks to Cynthia Rose about her majestic collaboration with Alexandre Dumas (yup!) Delacroix, what she’s got planned as one of the three artist-sponsors of the French “Year of The Comic”. Continue reading

 

J.J. Grandville: A Matter of Line & Death

Cynthia Rose uncovers the legendary life of a master, J.J. Grandville, whose work is on display at Paris’ Maison de Balzac through January 13th, 2020. Continue reading

 

How Yann Kebbi Made His Own Museum

Cynthia Rose profiles Yann Kebbi, the prolific and violently creative artist behind Fondation Kebbi, Americanin & The Structure Is Rotten, Comrade, whose original illustrations can currently be seen in Paris at Galerie Martel. Continue reading

 

By Jove! What Did Edgar P. Jacobs Do To Comics?

Cynthia Rose takes a long look at Blake & Mortimer, the wildly successful series of comics by Edgar P. Jacobs, its creator’s personal history…and his somewhat tortured relationship with Hergé. Continue reading

 

The 19th Century Route 66

Cynthia Rose won’t loan you the plane fare for a French trip, but she will guide you through On the Road to Tōkaidō (Sur la route du Tōkaidō), currently running at the Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet in Paris! Continue reading