Charlie and The Courtroom

Cynthia Rose looks at cartoonist François Boucq’s courtroom illustration coverage of the recent trial for the murders at Charlie Hebdo, in Montrouge and at the Hyper Cacher (“Super Kosher”) supermarket, which he covered on behalf of Charlie Hebdo and recently saw release as Janvier 2015 The Trial in collaboration with Yannick Haenel.

Picasso and Comics

Cynthia Rose unpacks the history of Pablo Picasson’s comics, his zines, his caricatures and the cottage fascination that he still inspires in cartoonists as a character, spilling out from the “Picasso And Comics” exhibit at Paris’ Musée Picasso.

Art & Quarantine: Beatrice Alemagna

Cynthia catches up with artist Beatrice Alemagna about how she’s been managing her time at home, how it has impacted her work methods, and her uneasy relationship with “social” media.

Art In Quarantine: Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Cynthia Rose takes us on a virtual visit to Jean-Philippe Delhomme’s studio, to see how he’s managing his time-at-home, the type of art it’s producing, and what he thinks the past masters would have thought of all this social media.

Art In Quarantine: Brecht Evens

This week, we’re checking in with Brecht Evens and the publisher of his upcoming edition of Peter Pan, Josh O’Neill, about how they’re dealing with the impact of pandemic-induced quarantine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.