Event: Jean-Louis Tripp at Alliance Française

BD Author Jean-Louis Tripp Lecture
(French Language Event)
@ L’Alliance Française, 24 Spadina Road (North of Bloor)
September 28th, 2016, @ 7:00pm
Free to attend

Jean-Louis Tripp published his first comics strips at 19 years old in Métal Hurlant. His first album, Le Bœuf n’était pas mode (in collaboration with Marc Barcelo) was published in 1978, then was the Futuropolis’s period, from 1982 to 1985. At the same time, he started the publication of Jacques Gallard’s adventures (4 volumes) Parfum d’Afrique, Soviet Zigzag (Angoulême 1987’s media award) Zoulou Blues (Angoulême 1988’s public award) et Afrikaans Baazart. In 1989, he stopped his comics production in order to engage himself in different artistic activities : painting, sculpture, furnitures and mosaic fresco. He came back to drawing though his books for children (Milan), illustration (Flammarion, Presse Pocket, Milan, Elle, Autrement) and storyboards. In 2002, he drew an adaptation of Tronchet’s movie, le Nouveau Jean-Claude, and the adaptation in comics Pizza Warrior (Drugstore). In 2003, he went to Quebec to teach comics at Quebec University and drew Paroles d’Anges (Glénat). He lives in Montréal and, from 2006 to 2014, co-created Magasin général with Régis Loisel (Editions Casterman). Since 2015, he has shared his time between Les Corbières and Montréal.

The meeting will be followed by the screening of the documentary ‘Loisel & Tripp, traits complices,’ by Patrick Foch and Adeline Le Guellaud, 2010 (54 min).