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[personal profile] mrosa2013-04-07 07:16 pm

RIP Fred (1931-2013)

The French artist Fred, creator of the greatest comic book series ever, Philémon, passed away last week. I posted his work several times before, and the sad news of his death prompts me to post again in tribute to his vision, humour and extraordinary skill:

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[personal profile] mrosa2012-08-04 08:48 pm

When the weird gets metafictional...



Haven't posted random scans of Philémon in ages, so here's another dose of French weirdness:

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Fred is the missing link between Winsor McCay and J.H. Williams III.
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[personal profile] mrosa2011-11-28 10:17 pm

The Floating Theatre

We're back with more Philémon. In the fourth album, Philémon's father accidentally lands in the world of Alphabet Islands.



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[personal profile] mrosa2011-11-13 02:51 pm

Philémon and the Hanging Castle

Here we are, with another Philémon post; in the previous volume, Philémon rescued Barthélémy and brought him back to his world. In this volume, Barthélémy is having trouble adjusting because he spent several years as a shipwrecked survivors on the island of A. Plus, he misses his friend, the centaur Vendredi. So he asks Philémon to help him return to the island of A.



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[personal profile] mrosa2011-11-05 11:28 am

Philémon: Part 2

And now for some more Philémon:



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(44 pages)
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[personal profile] mrosa2011-11-03 11:46 pm

The Bizarre Adventures of a Farm Boy

In 1972, a French artist called Fred released the first collected album of Philémon, which begun serialisation in the legendary anthology magazine Pilote: home of Astérix, Blueberry and Valérian and Laureline. Although not as famous as those comics, I think Philémon, is a brilliant series, full of visual humor and inventive artwork. I recently discovered Fred's work and I'd like to share it with you.

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