I keep waiting so patiently for more Émile Bravo Spirou comics / __ \

I keep waiting so patiently for more Émile Bravo Spirou comics / __ \

I was waiting all week for this to be posted cries
it’s just a Johan et Pirlouit tribute for a cadavre exquis game the magazine set up but I’m so deprived of Émile Bravo / __ \ I love how he manages to make pro-peace jabs in all his comics no matter how small

I was waiting all week for this to be posted cries

it’s just a Johan et Pirlouit tribute for a cadavre exquis game the magazine set up but I’m so deprived of Émile Bravo / __ \ I love how he manages to make pro-peace jabs in all his comics no matter how small

wow I don’t care that this whole album was crap these two pages were worth it I’m a giant sleazeball

This is one of my favorite Émile Bravo comics (larger) even though it wasn’t for anything totally serious. Before they changed the website the Spirou magazine had a section for all their published artists to have a little intro comic about their early memories of reading comics and I ate these up considering how much I love autobio comics.
Anyway Émile Bravo’s heavier work always put national identity/pride into question and I guess I liked hearing about his childhood as French-Spanish. When I was reading interviews with regards to the Spirou one shot he talked about how distraught he was when as a child his father told him if it wasn’t for Franco and Mussolini his father never would have fled Spain and met his mother and he would’ve never been born. Bravo explained that the thought haunted him for most of his young adult life, that he was enjoying his life at the cost of a terrible past civil war and that’s why a lot of his work often includes a discussion of national identity and how it acts as an impetus for things like violence, perhaps as a method of coping when a history weighs down on your shoulders like that. This comic has not much to do with that but it was a nice tongue-in-cheek about nationalism in childhood (with comics naturally).

This is one of my favorite Émile Bravo comics (larger) even though it wasn’t for anything totally serious. Before they changed the website the Spirou magazine had a section for all their published artists to have a little intro comic about their early memories of reading comics and I ate these up considering how much I love autobio comics.

Anyway Émile Bravo’s heavier work always put national identity/pride into question and I guess I liked hearing about his childhood as French-Spanish. When I was reading interviews with regards to the Spirou one shot he talked about how distraught he was when as a child his father told him if it wasn’t for Franco and Mussolini his father never would have fled Spain and met his mother and he would’ve never been born. Bravo explained that the thought haunted him for most of his young adult life, that he was enjoying his life at the cost of a terrible past civil war and that’s why a lot of his work often includes a discussion of national identity and how it acts as an impetus for things like violence, perhaps as a method of coping when a history weighs down on your shoulders like that. This comic has not much to do with that but it was a nice tongue-in-cheek about nationalism in childhood (with comics naturally).

Irfhhhhf this is such a good series and they’re the sweetest couple ever and no one can enjoy this with me because its only in French and you have to buy it cries
It’s about Jules feeling self conscious over his girlfriend going through puberty before him and his family and school makes him question the existence of God and if his dad is his real biological father and he gets punished for ditching class by being sent on a boating trip with a fanatical priest and then the whole thing is an allegory for religiosity vs. skepticism
I don’t want to study I want to read more sci-fi philosophy comics for kids these are just insane cute and sensitive I just start melting every time I pick up something by Émile Bravo
edit: there’s like 3 pages devoted to teaching Mendelian genetics
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Irfhhhhf this is such a good series and they’re the sweetest couple ever and no one can enjoy this with me because its only in French and you have to buy it cries

It’s about Jules feeling self conscious over his girlfriend going through puberty before him and his family and school makes him question the existence of God and if his dad is his real biological father and he gets punished for ditching class by being sent on a boating trip with a fanatical priest and then the whole thing is an allegory for religiosity vs. skepticism

I don’t want to study I want to read more sci-fi philosophy comics for kids these are just insane cute and sensitive I just start melting every time I pick up something by Émile Bravo

edit: there’s like 3 pages devoted to teaching Mendelian genetics

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Emile Bravo is a big critic of comics that lack realism so he likes to poke fun at the classics
"Well okay, fine, you’re great and all, but with kids these days you have to talk to them about things that are… I dunno… a lot more concrete! For example, what’s your real name? Is it Martin?"
"Hey, stop Émile! Leave him alone! You’re making us look bad."
"No, wait. Who is this guy?"
yeah I’m not sure why it never occurred to me that Tintin could be a pet name for Martin but now I’m just reveling in the idea

Emile Bravo is a big critic of comics that lack realism so he likes to poke fun at the classics

"Well okay, fine, you’re great and all, but with kids these days you have to talk to them about things that are… I dunno… a lot more concrete! For example, what’s your real name? Is it Martin?"

"Hey, stop Émile! Leave him alone! You’re making us look bad."

"No, wait. Who is this guy?"

yeah I’m not sure why it never occurred to me that Tintin could be a pet name for Martin but now I’m just reveling in the idea

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