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    Thursday
    May112017

    HOSTAGE: AN INTERVIEW WITH GUY DELISLE at DIGBOSTON

    HOSTAGE: AN INTERVIEW WITH GUY DELISLE

     

    In the gripping new graphic novel Hostage (D+Q), award-winning French cartoonist Guy Delisle retells the story of the kidnapping and abduction of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André, who was held hostage in Chechnya in 1997. Over 400-plus black and blue pages, Delisle uses the unique quirks of the comics medium to tell a harrowing tale of hope and survival. The artist is coming to Harvard Book Store on Monday, May 15, and I had an opportunity to ask him about this amazing new project and the incredible amount of work that went into it …

     

    How did Christophe’s story first come your way?

     

    I read his story first in the newspaper, then I had the chance to meet him because I was visiting a friend at the NGO where he was working. I was very curious to ask him questions but I thought he doesn’t want to talk about that. Being kidnapped is certainly a traumatic experience …  

     

    I started to ask him a few questions and he was really open about it. At the end I thought it was so incredible that it would be nice to do a book about that, and he agreed.

     

    It’s amazing he was able to remember every detail and count the days. He was trying to keep his mind so active but also his mind off of his family and his loved ones.

     

    For him every morning it was important that he was keeping track of time, he didn’t know where he was and there was no reason why he was there. The only certain thing was the time, so he was keeping track.

     

    As far as memory goes, I recorded him in 2003 and I worked on the final version of the book in 2015, so I was glad to have the previous recording because his memory was fresh. I also had a document from the NGO right after this happened. I worked with the recordings and that document.

     

    [READ MORE AT DIGBOSTON]


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    Tuesday
    Apr182017

    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 19, 2017

     

    COMICS

    If you are getting ready for this summer’s Wonder Woman movie, the Wonder Woman: Earth One trade from Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette is the best way to twirl into a new Wonder Woman age! … Jazmine St. Cocaine returns in Sex Criminals #18! … Trouble in Rockwood in a brand new story arc for Black Hammer #8 from Jeff Lemire. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

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    Tuesday
    Apr112017

    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 12, 2017

    COMICS

    Weapon X is the program that created Logan, and now they’ve loaded up on Adamantium for bear in Weapon X #1 from Greg Pak and Greg Land! …The original X-team is back in X-Men Blue #1 from Cullen Bunn! … Black Panther, Storm and Luke Cage star in Black Panther and the Crew #1 debuting this week drawn by the legendary Butch Guice! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

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    Tuesday
    Apr042017

    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 5, 2017

    COMICS

    Jyn Erso hits the comic pages for the first time in Star Wars Rogue One Adaptation #1. Join the Rebellion! … Aw Yeah, IDW! Famous Cartoonist Art Baltazar pits G.I. Joe against The Transformers and Micronauts and Rom in Revolution Aw Yeah #1! … Batman and Robin discover secrets of the Son of Batman in Superman #20! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

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    Tuesday
    Mar282017

    League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. March 29, 2017

     

     

    COMICS

    X-Men Prime #1 starts RESURRXION with a new #1 with a team led by Kitty Pride. … This ain’t Riverdale, it’s Little Archie one shot from famous cartoonist and Aw Yeah Podcast’s Art Baltazar! … In Batgirl Annual #1, Supergirl and Batgirl take on Arkham Asylum! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

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