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New York Review Comics
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6.5 X 9.2 X 0.8 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author

Blutch (Christian Hincker) is an award-winning, highly influential French cartoonist. He has published almost two dozen books since his 1988 comic debut in the legendary avant-garde magazine Fluide Glacial, including Le Petit Christian, So Long, Silver Screen, and Peplum (available from NYR Comics). His illustrations appear in Les Inrockuptibles, Libération, and The New Yorker.

Matt Madden is a translator and cartoonist. He is the author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, which is a comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau's Exercises in Style, and of two textbooks co-written with his wife, Jessica Abel, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics. Madden and Abel were series editors of The Best American Comics for six years. He translated Edmond Baudoin's graphic novel Piero for New York Review Books. He lives in Philadelphia.


"[I]t's the art which makes Blutch so enticing. His thick chalks and scratchy pens result in smoky environments and characters that, though captured on the page, display a great sense of movement. . . . Blutch may not be quintessentially French, but the vibrant, vibrating bodies of Mitchum are quintessentially Blutch." --Nicholas Burman, The Quietus

"One of our greatest artists." --L'Express

"[Blutch's] work has tremendously inspired myself and an endless line of cartoonists, humbled by the virtuosity of [his] lush brushwork. It's long overdue for [his] books to be translated into English." --Craig Thompson

"In the hands of the amazing Mr. Hincker (who uses the pseudonym Blutch), a simple pencil takes on the qualities of a magic wand." --The New York Times

"One of the greatest living cartoonists (and if you don't think Blutch fits this bill you really, really need to read more Blutch)." --The Comics Reporter

"One of the most important European cartoonists of the past 20 years." --Robot 6