Synopses & Reviews
In bohemian Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki escaped poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between the wars. Partner to Man Ray, and one of the first emancipated women of the 20th century, Kiki made her mark with her freedom of style, word, and thought that could be learned from only one school—the school of life.
Praise for Kiki de Montparnasse:
“The tipsily enthusiastic wobble of Catel’s line work gives even the more emotionally fraught scenes a winning, festive quality.” —New York Times
“The toast of France, Catel Muller and José-Louis Bocquet’s award-winning graphic novel Kiki de Montparnasse (Abrams/SelfMadeHero) . . . seduces American audiences with its artful and heartbreaking portrait of one of the most famous muses of the 20th century.” —VanityFair.com
“An excellent companion to readers of Anaïs Nin, Simone de Beauvoir, and other of Kiki’s less flamboyant contemporaries.” —Booklist
“This award-winning French graphic novel presents a story as vibrant and mesmerizing as its famed bohemian subject.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
andldquo;Birmantandrsquo;s Picasso is a furiously determined protagonist full of palpable jealousy and ego, his actions punctuated by Mr. Oubrerieandrsquo;s loose and frenetic drawing style.andrdquo;
andldquo;The fluidly illustrated comic, with fleshy tones and energetic lines, delves into the artistandrsquo;s psychological and emotional depths.andrdquo;
andldquo;Pablo Picassoandrsquo;s turbulent early years in Paris are vividly portrayed in this engaging graphic biography.andrdquo;
andldquo;Sardonic, informative, and sexy.andrdquo;
This award-winning graphic biography of Pablo Picasso (1881andndash;1973) captures the prolific and eventful life of one of the worldandrsquo;s best-loved artists. Pablo explores Picassoandrsquo;s early life among the bohemians of Montmartre, his turbulent relationship with artist/model Fernande Olivier, and how his art developed through friendshipswith poets Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire, the painter Georges Braque, and his great rival Henri Matisse. Julie Birmant and Clandeacute;ment Oubrerie depict a career that began in poverty and reached its climax with the advent of cubism and modern art.
About the Author
Julie Birmant, a former director of the Brussels film school INSAS, has made documentaries on popular science and co-edited issues of the Journal of Alternative Theatre. She lives in France. Clandeacute;ment Oubrerie is a French artist who has illustrated more than 40 books. His first graphic novel, Aya of Yop City, won the First Book Award at the Angoulandecirc;me International Comics Festival; was nominated for the YALSA Great Graphic Novels list and an Eisner Award; and made best-of lists in theWashington Post, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.