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.

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

 

Vive Le Livre: Simon Roussin’s Beautiful BD

Cynthia Rose speaks with Simon Roussin about the varied styles that have gone into his award-winning and wildly colorful work, how he grapples with his influences, and the choices he’s made about who gets to publish him. Continue reading

 

So British, So French: Posy Simmonds & Catherine Meurisse Do Pulp

This year’s Pulp Festival revolves around new books and exhibits by and about two pioneering artists, Simmonds and Meurisse, and we caught up with both of them. Continue reading

 

RIP Alex Barbier, Poète Maudit

On January 29, a storm called Gabriel whipped the whole of France with eighty-mile-an-hour winds. Up on the Swiss border, citizens in snowbound Saint-Claude were hunkered down. But just before 8:30 pm, one group of neighbors caught a whiff of … Continue reading

 

Forgotten Friends of the Nib: Caricature & Victor Hugo’s Head

If French press cartoons are unashamedly rude, what’s at the heart of such a caustic culture? The answer can be found in a current Paris exhibition, Caricatures: Victor Hugo On Page One. Continue reading

 

Painting the Town with Brecht Evens

We catch up with the Flemish artist after the publication of his fifth major book, which is also the subject of an exhibition in Paris opening this Thursday. Continue reading