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.

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

 

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