Unique version: Le Spirou by Émile Bravo Le journal d'un ingénu FRA, Duipuis
Nationwide version / Spain: Dibbuks
Script: Émile Bravo
Drawing: Émile Bravo
Colour : Rémi Chaurand and Delphine Chédru
Format: Cartoné, 80 pages
Worth: 20 €
We’ll stay extraordinary and thrilling adventures that may shake our readers! We might be characters! And we may have class!
Émile Bravo is a genius. One thing that has proven in his lengthy, though not notably prolific profession, through which he has confirmed his means to get exceptional works in several genres and data. In our nation his leap to fame got here with this Diary of a naive, the fourth variety of the collection Spirou by … It was revealed for the primary time in our nation in 2009 by Planeta, now Dibbuks reissues it with a top quality that exceeds in every facet to the Planet and in September publish Hope regardless of every thing, the primary of the 4 elements by which will include the continuation of this album, by which Bravo will inform us how the warfare was lived in Belgium and the way Spirou was Turn into a hero The second half will probably be launched in 2019 and the final two in 2020 within the neighboring nation, right here definitely don’t wait due to the big work that Dibbuks is doing with the character. This comedian has been awarded the Prix des libraires de bande dessinée in 2008, the Prix Saint-Michel for the most effective album of 2008, in addition to being a part of the necessities of the 2009 Angoulême pageant. It is among the greatest albums produced in France up to now this century, that everybody ought to learn and luxuriate in.
Émile Bravo is a French cartoonist of Spanish origins born in 1964. He’s a part of the era of authors near L'Affiliation, since Atelier Nawak can be a part of a gaggle of authors who labored in the identical studio in Paris, between those that have been Emmanuel Guibert, Lewis Trondheim, Christophe Blain, David B., Joann Sfar or Fabrice Tarrin. Later, a few of them based Atelier des Vosges the place they have been joined by different authors similar to Frédéric Boilet, Marjane Satrapi and Marc Boutavant. These two teams have been the germ of the Nouvelle Bande Dessinée that revolutionized the late BDA of the 20th century. However regardless of being a part of these teams, his work shouldn’t be like several of them, since he determined to focus his profession on juvenile comics and adventures in collection resembling Jules (Ponent Mon) or Aleksis Strongonov with a screenplay by Jean Regnaud (Ponent Mon), by which updates the style from the respect to the classics. One other of his nice works is the scrumptious My mother is in America and has met Buffalo Invoice, with a script by Regnaud. Hopefully quickly we’ll see right here his unpublished works Ivoire, Fighters: Objectif Peenemündey and Le jardin d'Emile Bravo. He additionally has a broad profession as a toddler illustrator, amongst his work on this subject we now have seen in Spain The Seven Dwarf Bears (SM) and Fishing Lesson (Dibbuks).
1939, Brussels, Lodge Moustique. Within the days earlier than the outbreak of the Second World Conflict within the lodge, a number of key figures meet to barter an settlement that would keep away from disaster. In the meantime, a younger bellboy will see how his entire world modifications together with his passage from childhood to adolescence, the invention of old flame and the lack of innocence. Fortunately he’ll win a loyal good friend, though loopy and clumsy, with whom he’ll reside unimaginable adventures.
Diary of a naive one could possibly be thought-about as a Yr One among Spirou, in him they reply all of the questions that we had all the time requested ourselves about its origin: Is Spirou its actual identify? How did Fantasio and him meet? When did you undertake Spip as a pet and why do you assume? Why did you see your button go well with should you stopped working on the lodge way back? Why is there no woman? Bravo responds to all of them with coherence and adapting them, argumentally and graphically, on the time the character was created. Within the course of, he provides us a humorous and trustworthy story to what we knew. A narrative nearer to the works of Rob-Vel, Jijé and the primary brief tales of Franquin, than the later ones that may give fame to the collection, however as private as his work in Jules.
Chronologically it could possibly be positioned as the primary album of the collection, however it isn’t the story that makes Spirou a hero, it’s the story that first turns him into an grownup and provides him a soul after which rework it from individual to character. His step to hero can be within the new albums ready by Bravo. Within the prologue, unpublished till now in our nation, we discover a youngster who is just not even referred to as Spirou. In the primary story we will acknowledge the mascot Spirou from the occasions of Rob-Vel, however he’s nonetheless removed from being a hero. It’s right now when Bravo picks up and tells us how he goes from adolescent to grownup, in a research that goes past the character and turns into a chronicle of the issues that have to be confronted when leaving the innocence of adolescence and childhood and you start to know the world that surrounds you away from any safety. On this sense it’s a work that continues instantly with Jules and My mother is in America and has met Buffalo Invoice, who informed us the passage from childhood to adolescence. Thus we see a Spirou who should mature in all points, he should work, he’ll fall in love and he’ll know the bitterness of the lack of that old flame and the failure to unravel the diplomatic drawback.
This means of maturation of the character is parallel to the state of affairs that Europe lived, the way it awakened from a cheerful time, the twenties, with the advance of fascism that might mature between horrors to a number of generations. However Bravo not solely criticizes fascism, he does it with all political currents, in an album that may be a plea towards all of the stupidities that man does in protection of a flag or a faith, ignoring that God and nation solely serve to make worlds smaller and poorer
We see how a personality matures, how a world matures and in addition how the Spirou collection matures. In Diario de un ingenuo we witness the start of the friendship between Spirou, Spip and Fantasio. As well as, it serves as a transition between the brief humorous tales of the early days to the unimaginable adventures that may characterize the Franquin period. It’s an album the place humor is filled with easy gags, of persecutions and bodily humor, in homage to the primary tales of the character, one thing that contrasts lots with the seriousness of the primary plot. Bravo's work is characterised as a result of there are all the time touches of a really grownup and fairly black humorousness, inappropriate for comics designed for a younger viewers. Jules is filled with them (there’s one together with his pet Gossip and adhesive tape as delicate as Kaffir) and right here, though the viewers is extra grownup, additionally it is current in each the prologue and the epilogue. Which is among the most nice scenes I keep in mind, a joke that if we settle for it transforms the entire story, worthy of the Franquin de las Concepts Negras.
Regardless of being a collection that competed with Tintin, all through the album there are many winks to the Hergé collection, which we will see amongst its pages, as they’re affected by a number of tributes to his collection. Don’t forget that with out Tintin there can be no Spirou. As well as, Bravo establishes a collection of parallelisms between the ingenuity of Spirou and a number of the expositions of the albums of Hergé, that may, from the unfair optics of these days, be handled like racists, and that so many issues triggered to him within the postwar interval
Within the graphic part, Bravo opts for a web page construction just like that of the 1930s by which the character appeared. A format with 4 strips of bullets per web page that end in every web page having between twelve and fifteen bullets. Its type of clear line remembers extra to the one utilized by Rob-vel, Jijé and Hergé, than the one of many Franquin of the fantastic years of the collection. A comic book that reads simply, away from some extra complicated approaches of recent proposals. One thing that has all the time characterised the work of Bravo. Though it’s true that in others his fashion is much less corseted. His characters are expressive and really dynamic, demonstrating their nice qualities for visible gags. The fashion of inking, the situations and the work of colour, handle to move us to the time the place the comedian develops. The general result’s a comic book of obvious classicism and ease within the visible that contrasts with the fashionable and sophisticated of its approaches.
As we’ve got already stated, the version of Dibbuks is noticeably superior to that of Planeta, in addition to together with the five-page story that served as a prologue to the album, with a paper of higher grammage, larger measurement , new labeling extra consistent with the drawing, a brand new cowl, a greater design, briefly, it’s higher in every little thing. I’ve gladly paid € 20, regardless of having the earlier version devoted, and I’ve no regrets. That Dibbuks acquired the rights of Spirou is a blessing for BD lovers, because the love they put into every album is an instance that different publishers ought to comply with.
Diary of a naive is all you possibly can anticipate from an album belonging to the Spirou collection for …, unique, vibrant, enjoyable, considerate, basic and trendy on the similar time, taking the characters by way of unexplored territories, however tremendously respectful with earlier work with the character. Just for this album is absolutely justified the existence of the gathering, if we’ve got additionally been capable of take pleasure in others of the likes of El Khaki inexperienced buttons, leopard ladies or trapped prior to now, it turns into one of the best information for the character since Franquin took the reins of the gathering. Now we simply should reread it whereas we look forward to September to take pleasure in Hope regardless of all the things. Right here you possibly can see a trailer:
& nbsp; Unique version: Le Spirou de Émile Bravo Le journal d'un ingénu FRA, Duipuis Nationwide version / Spain: Dibbuks Script: Émile Bravo Drawing: Émile Bravo Colour: Rémi Chaurand and Delphine Chédru Format: Cartoné, 80 pages Worth: 20 € & nbsp; We’ll stay extraordinary and thrilling adventures that may shake our readers! We can be characters! And we could have class! Émile Bravo is a & hellip;
Journal of a naive
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