The Bloody Streets of Paris: 120 Rue de la Gare

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The Bloody Streets of Paris: 120 Rue de la Gare

Post by B Moore » Sun Jan 02, 2005 9:31 pm

Jacques Tardi's adaptation of Leo Malet's wartime detective novel.Tardi's cartooning style has really grown on me. He's got this really deft way of caricaturing all the figures in his stories, and he sets them against beautifully rendered city backgrounds. This is a totally impenetrable (on my first read, anyway) mystery in the vein of The Maltese Falcon. But the atmosphere is enticing enough that you go along for the ride. Recommended for noir fans.
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Post by bannister » Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:26 am

You should read the Adele Blanc-sec series, it's scary, noir and funny at the same time. Very good piece of art. Tardy is one of our Classic Master here. I love his work, it's very inspiring and strong.

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Post by B Moore » Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:08 am

I'm a big fan of Adele - I have Le Savant Fou and Tous de Monstres!, and hope to pick up more. Adieu Brindavoine also looks interesting - it's got Zeppelins in it.
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