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Masters of the Ninth ArtBandes dessinees and Franco-Belgian Identity$
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Matthew Screech

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239383

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313530

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A Challenge to Convention: Jean Giraud/Gir/Moebius

A Challenge to Convention: Jean Giraud/Gir/Moebius

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(p.95) Chapter Four A Challenge to Convention: Jean Giraud/Gir/Moebius
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Masters of the Ninth Art
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853239383.003.0005

This chapter focuses on Jean Giraud/Moebius, the most influential bandes dessinées artist after Hergé. Giraud experimented with genres typically associated with the United States (Westerns and science fiction), and he produced effects very different from those of American comics. The chapter evaluates Giraud's contribution to bande dessinée nouveau réalisme. Nouveaux réalistes no longer used historical events and actual places to produce effects of reality, as the ‘classical’, Hergéen realists had done. Instead, like their forerunners in the European avant-garde, nouveaux réalistes questioned where reality ends and where the imaginary begins. In so doing they asked what is known as ‘la question du réel’. Nouveau réalisme has no direct equivalent in American comics.

Keywords:   Francophone comic strips, bandes dessinées, nouveau réalisme, realists

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