Jacques Tardi

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    Jacques Tardi is both a writer and an artist, who is renowned for his meticulous research. He has adapted various novels and illustrated many short stories. Tardi is critically acclaimed for his graphic novels and comics, most of which are antiwar and focused on WWI.

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    Séries principalesdeàRôle
    (AS) Comics1989
    (Catalogues) Editeurs, agences, festivals, fabricants de para-BD...
    (Catalogues) Expositions19861987
    (Catalogues) Prix Töpffer de la ville de Genève19972005
    (Catalogues) Ventes aux enchères - Artcurial2015
    (Catalogues) Ventes aux enchères - Galerie Laqua2016
    10 ans histoires d'enfance2008
    A ma mer1983
    Adieu Brindavoine19741979
    Adèle Blanc-Sec (Les Aventures Extraordinaires d')19762017
    Aventures de Mossieur Picotto (Les)1979
    Aventures extraordinaires d'Emile Moulin (Les)1992
    Blues de Novembre1992
    C'était la guerre des tranchées1993
    Charlie Hebdo2017
    Cochon enchanté (Le)1984
    Corto Maltese (Divers)1985
    Cri du peuple (Le)20012004
    Cœurs simples (Les)2017
    Der des ders (Le)1997
    Dernier assaut (Le)2016
    Débauche (La)2000
    Démon des glaces (Le)1974
    Elise et les nouveaux partisans2021
    Etrangleur (L')2006
    Etrangleur (L') - Adèle Blanc-Sec2007
    Grange bleue1985
    Ici Même1979
    Jeux pour mourir1992
    Magiciens d'eau (Les)1987
    Mine de plomb - Chiures de gomme1985
    Moi René Tardi, prisonnier de guerre au Stalag IIB20122018
    Mouh mouh1979
    Nestor Burma19822003
    New York Mi Amor2008
    Paris sera toujours Paris (?)1981
    Perroquet des Batignolles (Le)20112014
    Petit bleu de la côte ouest (Le)2005
    Position du tireur couché (La)2010
    Putain de guerre !20082016
    Putain de journée1992
    Père-Lachaise (Le)1995
    Rumeurs sur le Rouergue1976
    Sens de la Houppelande (Le)1991
    Super Héros 1983 - 19931993
    Tintin - Divers1997
    Tintin - Pastiches, parodies & pirates
    Trou d'obus (Le)1984
    Tueur de cafards1984
    Varlot soldat1999
    Véritable histoire du Soldat Inconnu (La)1974
    Ô dingos, ô châteaux !2011
    Adèle Blanc-Sec (As aventuras extraordinárias de)19781979
    Adèle Blanc-Sec (The Most Extraordinary Adventures of)1990
    Après le Mur...1990
    Aqui mesmo2018
    Foi assim a guerra das trincheiras2015
    Griffu (en portugais)1997
    Ici Même (en finnois)1979
    Ik René Tardi krijgsgevangene in Stalag IIb2012
    Muro antes e depois... (O)1990
    Raw (1989)1990
    Roach Killer1992
    Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell (2015)2015
    Sacanice (A)2000
    Ware verhaal van de Onbekende Soldaat (Het)1981

    For a good thirty years, Jacques Tardi has left his mark on contemporary comics. Virtuoso of black and white, unequaled painter of dark alleys and shiny cobblestones, tireless despiser of human stupidity and obsessed with war, Tardi is one of the masters of comics. His adaptation of Le Cri du peuple, Jean Vautrin's novel about the Paris Commune, rises to the height of the rest of his work. Journey of an exceptional draftsman. Tardi is the natural father of Adèle (Blanc-Sec). He is also the adoptive father of Nestor (Burma). He is above all one of the essential figures of French comics over the past thirty years, and a major influence for many designers. Born in Valence in 1946, Jacques Tardi studied Fine Arts in Lyon before “going up” to Paris, heading to Decorative Arts. His career as a comic book author began in the pages of René Goscinny's Pilote newspaper in the early 1970s. He was entrusted with the drawing of Rumeurs sur le Rouergue, a realistic scenario written by Pierre Christin, co-author of Valérian and future screenwriter of Bilal. But Tardi is hardly comfortable with contemporary narratives. He prefers to explore a more personal vein. After various short stories, he published The Ice Demon, drawn in the style of 19th century engravings, then The True Story of the Unknown Soldier. In 1976, he gave birth to Adèle Blanc-Sec. An original female character, at a time when most comic book heroines remained confined to clichés. Adèle is confronted by mad scientists, bloodthirsty pterodactyls and resurrected pithecanthropes, all against the backdrop of pre-WWI Paris. Tardi has found his style: a mixture of fantasy, nods to popular novels and delightful second degree, in the context of a Paris that has now disappeared. A city that Tardi delights in bringing to life on his drawing sheet after having surveyed it in all directions, as an authentic enthusiast of the capital. Above all, he tackles the great subject which will never cease to obsess him: the war of 14-18, a metaphor for all the conflicts and the inexhaustible human stupidity. Deeply marked by the memories of his grandfather, he strives to feed his work with references to the "der des ders", which he stages in C'tait la guerre des trenches, published in 1982 in the monthly (To be continued), and The Shell Hole (1984). Tardi also tackles the imagery of literary works. A great admirer of Céline, he illustrated Voyage au bout de la nuit, Mort à credit and Casse-pipe. He started a series of adaptations of detective novels with Nestor Burma by Léo Malet, and in particular Brouillard au pont de Tolbiac (1982). By taking care to erase the less sympathetic aspects of the novels, sometimes imbued with an unfortunate tendency to racism. He will also adapt Games to Die, by Géo-Charles Véran (1992), and La Der des ders, by Didier Daeninckx (1997). Hanging out with writers is an old habit with Tardi. With the author of thrillers Jean-Patrick Manchette, he had already directed Griffu in the 70s. He did it again in 2000 with Daniel Pennac, who wrote the screenplay for La Débauche for him. His adaptation of Jean Vautrin's Cri du peuple is not surprising: the two men have known each other for several years and had already written a book on the suburbs. When Vautrin's novel appeared in 1999, it was Tardi who designed the cover. He who was looking to write a story within the framework of the Paris Commune found, with this novel full of breath and passion, the ideal scenario. Le Cri du peuple, the adaptation of which he signed alone, allows him both to pay homage to the unknown heroes of the Commune and to bring the Paris of the end of the 19th century to life in images. This fresco in four volumes "Italian" is already announced as one of the peaks of the graphic work of Jacques Tardi.


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