World’s great cartoonists enjoy standing on rocks, talking in diners

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Alvin Buenaventura has posted his Angouleme ’09 photos and they are quite protean. In case you can’t see it clearly, that’s Crumb, Ware, Clowes, Tomine, and Buenaventura all scrambling around on some rocks or ancient battlements or whatever they keep in medieval French towns. Here’s another one:

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That Marjane Satrapi sure likes to talk, right? That’s Tom Gauld, Ware, and Clowes again. What do you think they’re talking about? Cheese? I’ll bet it’s cheese.

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Comments

  1. I met Marjane at a speaking event in Dallas. She signed my books, and I was too blown away by her awesomeness to say anything meaningful. If I ever went to Angouleme, my head would probably explode.

  2. shawn williams says:

    What an amazing cast. These folks are a who’s who’s of my bookshelf!

    I’ve not heard a peep about Adrian Tomine in some time.

    Oh and I know everyone has read Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, but I just read her Chicken with Plums, and Embroideries and loved them too. Highly recommended!

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  3. Marsha says:

    It looks like you accidentally labeled a post with Adrian Tomine and Marjane Satrapi in it as “world’s greatest cartoonists.”

    Adrian is a skilled draftsman, but hardly special. Marjane is commercially successful and told an important story, but doesn’t know what a background is. World’s greatest? Really?

  4. Marsha says:

    It looks like you accidentally labeled a post with Adrian Tomine and Marjane Satrapi in it as “world’s greatest cartoonists.”

    Adrian is a skilled draftsman, but hardly special. Marjane is commercially successful and told an important story, but doesn’t know what a background is. World’s greatest? Really?

  5. It says “World’s great” not “greatest.” But I’d say that a lot more than technical skills goes into what makes a cartoonist great or not.

    And Shawn, you’re right, “Chicken With Plums” was a great read. I got to interview Ms. Satrapi when the book came out, and the experience was one of my favorites as a comic journalist.

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  6. michael says:

    top photo: ‘Look! We’re the League of Extraordinary Cartoonists!!’

    bottom photo: ‘where the *&#% is the waitress?!?!??’

    :)

  7. bottom photo: “Clowes your totally wack! Secret Invasion pwned Final Crisis!”

  8. jacob lyon goddard says:

    Clowes was the the only one in the first pic i couldn’t peg without looking at the names list

    but that’s because he was wearing a hat

    i really really like the photos i’ve seen of Crumb (and the very brief glimspe in person) over the last few years
    he looks like a happy college professor and not the angry nerd i grew up with

  9. jacob lyon goddard says:

    there’s something about Marjane Satrapi’s accent that compels me.
    saw her lecture here in Phillya few years ago, and there’s something in her voice that almost sounds like she’s about to break into tears

  10. I really hope they aren’t talking about me. That’s be embarrassing.

  11. pplonthenetlie says:

    Toss in Jeff Brown and O’Malley, and that picture could be titled, “college air” for me. I breathed in all those books, meant the world to me, every single creator up there.

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