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by Jean-Christophe Menu, Lewis Trondheim, Edmond Baudoin, Andreas, Jean-Claude Denis, Frédéric Boilet, Manu Larcenet, Chris Ware , more…Pablo Sapia …less
Plus qu'à un catalogue exhaustif, c'est à une anthologie, un vaste panorama de la bande dessinée à l'aube de l'an2000 que nous convie Comix2000, résultat gargantuesque d'un pari impossible. Jean-Christophe Menu et toute l 'équipe de l'Association ont patiemment collecté, répertorié, mis en page ces 2000 planches muettes, donc universelles, en noir et blanc, dont le seul th ...more
Published November 1999 by L'Association
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This was an ambitious project: French publishers compiled work from an international assemblage of independent comics creators into a door-stopping 2000-page (more with the index and intro) hardcover, celebrating/acknowledging the beginning of a new century. And it kind of works. The work herein is certainly international, with an understandable emphasis on French (i.e., local) creators, but going as far as Japan, New Zealand and Los Angeles (and points between) for contributions. These 'stories ...more
It’s apparently harder to tell a coherent wordless story in 5-10 pages than it seems, and even harder to have it say anything meaningful. A lot of times it’s hard to tell what the artist was trying to do at all. The majority are quick little gag strips that usually aren’t very funny. Standout piece is Thomas Ott’s motel horror story. But it’s still an impressive collection with a huge array of art styles, and that alone is worth 3 stars.