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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.

     

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    Monday
    May022016

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. May 4, 2016

    COMICS

    Frank Castle, fresh of the news of his Netflix television announcement dons the skull once again in Punisher #1 from Becky Coonan and Steve Dillon! … Who is the traitor among the G.I.Joe ranks? Find out in G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero #228! … For a new book, try out Satellite Falling #1 from IDW to scratch the itch of space operas with bounty hunters on lone planets! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

    Monday
    Apr182016

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 20, 2016

     

     

     

    COMICS

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Trek with Star Trek Manifest Destiny #1! Kirk vs. Klingons in this ultimate space battle. … Flash hits #50 before Rebirth so Barry must win the trust of everyone in Central City. … Max Landis and Jonathan Case are the team for Superman: American Alien #6 when Clark brings a bit of Smallville to the big city of Metropolis and what it means to be his friend! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

    Monday
    Apr112016

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 13, 2016

     

    COMICS

    Alright, 3PO, shut up already about the red arm! If you enjoyed a Blu-ray or Digital copy this weekend of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you know that C-3PO has a red arm. Here is that arm’s story in C-3PO ONE SHOT written by James Robinson and art by Tony Harris (legendary Starman team). … Xena and Gabrielle have returned after 25 years in Xena: Warrior Princess in a brand new #1! … Fate would have it that I was listening to Rumous scrolling through the picks this week for Heartthrob #1 from Oni Press. Second Hand News, baby! …Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.

     

    Monday
    Apr042016

    Dig Boston and League Podcast Comics Picks of the Week for Wed. April 6.2016

    COMICS

    The Fix #1 is about terrible people doing terrible things, from the Superior Foes of Spider-Man team of Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber. I mean it, these guys are awful! It’s Breaking Bad in comics form, but extremely funny. … He can fly anything if you need a pilot! Poe Dameron #1 gives a backstory to Star Wars: The Force Awakens hero from Charles Soule and Phil Noto (Black Widow). …Wonder Woman Earth One graphic novel is Grant Morrison’s take on the character in the popular Earth One mythology with art by Yanick Paquette (Batman: Incorporated). …Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.