Get a Life (Monsieur Jean)
A celebration of the sophistication, wit and charm found only in the singular collaboration of French cartooning team
For twenty years, French cartoonists Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian have collaborated on every aspectsharing both the writing and drawingof their highly acclaimed Mr. Jean short stories, creating one of the most endearing, clever, and readable series...more
Get a Life collects the first of their acclaim ...more
Enjoyed seeing Paris from the inside, and yay full-color. Also appreciated a few comics which featured his internal struggles with longterm friendships.
I sort of have a thing for those characters and still have some tolerance left for Graphic Novels and their depressed story-lines, so therefore I wanted to give this book my 5 stars and possibly move on the happier Graphic Novels.
The reason for the 5 star rating is:
The graphics are great, some parts are intriguing and hilarious, and the stories end after each chapter. I think a continuations story of a depressed being would ...more
with a hour to kill while i waited for my tyre to be replaced and wheels aligned, i wandered into town to visit the library. they're renovating the library at the moment and that day the entire non-fiction floor was closed. this meant i had to browse the fiction section instead of the usual art and design sections. fortunately, the fiction section contains a small but rather well-maintained graphic novel shelf. so i ended up leaving t ...more
Get A Life is something else all together. It has humor but it is small, gentle humor. It doesn't have thick plots, no deep pains or truths to exorcise.
It's just a French guy living a French life flanked by interchangeable attractive women and so-so friends. In fact, all the characters are so-so people, no heroes and few villains, very real ...more
However, despite these faults, I still enjoyed it. Love the artwork, the character development, and the stories. I look forward to reading more.
Now if only D&Q could get the rights to print Corto Maltese and Moebius in the US, I'd be a happy cartoonist.