Meet the artist: Cosey à Bâle
Jonathan, who is both the hero of the series named after him and the alter ego of its author and illustrator Cosey, has accompanied the latter for 47 years. In between the 17 albums in this series, Cosey has also created over twenty individual books. In his impressive oeuvre, the artist has repeatedly raised philosophical questions and reflected on them with increasing wisdom. In a talk with comics specialist Ariel Herbez, Cosey carries us off into his narrative and artistic cosmos.
The Genevan collective HÉCATOMBE: three men and three women dedicated to drawing and its narrative possibilities. Since 2004, their shared and experimental mission has been to keep the book-design process in their own hands – from the beginning and the content, through to the end and the material....
Graphic Novel Godfather
Will Eisner (1917–2005) is considered one of the founding fathers of modern comics. Born to poor European immigrants, this artist, writer, ‘inventor’ of the graphic novel, theorist and producer grew up in New York. In 1939, he created The Spirit, his famous series about a gangster hunter, followed...
Developed in collaboration with Chris Ware (b. 1967), this retrospective presents the work of this American author and artist in all its richness, for the first time in the German-speaking world. Models and sculptures complement originals from his multi-award-winning books Jimmy Corrigan, Building...
The author, illustrator and painter Blutch (b. 1967) from Strasbourg has a hugely diverse oeuvre to his name and is seen as one of the most important representatives of the new French comic. The retrospective at Cartoonmuseum Basel brings together originals from albums, as well as paintings,...
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