Author Archives: Cynthia Rose

About Cynthia Rose

Cynthia Rose is a British author, broadcaster and journalist based in Paris and London. She blogs at
Photograph by Steve Sampson.

Here Lies the Heart: In Memorium, Jacques Noël

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

Ray Banana by Ted Benoit © Ted Benoit

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

The passing of a master of ligne claire. Continue reading


Meeting Mr. Munch

Steffen Kverneland on graphic biography and The Scream

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The Power of the Pear: When Caricature Met Poster Art

From Caricature to Poster takes you back to a lost moment. In the fin de siècle poster boom, it’s quite a surprise: ads and promotions created entirely by caricaturists. The story of how this happened is quirky – but it’s as real as that of Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge or Mucha’s Sarah Bernhardt. You can see it now at Museum of Decorative Art in Paris. Continue reading


Madame Audacity: The Art of Claire Bretécher

Claire Brétecher at the Centre Georges Pompidou arrives just in time. Continue reading


The Belgians Who Changed Comics

“The Golden Age of Belgian Comics” features a rare collection, on show in France for the first time ever. Their pages detail a comics revolution, the era when – led by Tintin – the ninth art forever changed leisure on the continent. Continue reading

Detail, "The Hand-Writing Upon the Wall", James Gillray, 1803

Napoleon vs. Napoleon

Napoleon is one of history’s most satirized figures, the central target in a golden age of caricature. Now, with two shows in London and Paris focused on Napoleonic art, he reminds us that mockery’s price was often high. Continue reading

Cover, Catharsis © Luz/Futuropolis; all rights reserved

“Catharsis” and Charlie

In his new book Catharsis (Futuropolis), longtime Charlie Hebo cartoonist Luz describes the the aftermath of the attack. Continue reading

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