Jacques Tardi (1946 France)
More cultural and artistic informations about the comic book artist
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Main works : Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec, Polonius, Nestor Burma, C'était la Guerre des tranchées, Le cri du Peuple.
Artistic movement : Comic-strip artist.
Inspiration, influence : After a classic study (Fine arts and Art deco) he turns to the comic-strip where his first real big interest was Edgar p. Jacobs.
His contemporaries : Jacques Tardi began with Pierre Christin (who made the transition between the generation Mézières and the one who followed). The , he has often collaborated with historians (for his work on the Great War), or writers (Pennac, Grange).
To keep in mind : Recognized and celebrated, these last years, Jacques Tardi brought up the Comic-strip to the rank of manifesto.
To go further : Jacques Tardi manifestly refused the Legion of Honor in 2013 by declaring "to receive nothing, neither of the present regime, nor any other political power whatever it is".