Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Graphic Passions: The Wrong Place

Got a new graphic novel today.

It's "The Wrong Place" by Belgian cartoonist and illustrator Brecht Evens.

That excellent blog: Drawn (..."your daily source of inspiration for illustration, animation, cartooning, and comic art"...).listed it as a 2010 favourite. And I decided I'd like to see it for real.

Its story centres on the magnetic Robbie, a Mr Cool, a "charismatic lothario" captivating the attention of men and women alike; his relationship with his childhood friend Gary (Mr Grey and so very not Mr. Cool); and the picaresque party night life of their city.

But Evens' narrative is made up of sumptuous watercolour compositions. The pages are layered jewels. OK I hoovered up the story in an afternoon...
But I shall be looking at the pages themselves for a lot longer.

If you want to get a taste of Evens' style take a look at his own blog "Brechtnieuws".


Anonymous said...

Thank you Doll for The Night Shift, which I hoovered up in 4 sessions on i-player - with pleasure.
Madame Ann

Little Grey Doll said...

Bonjour Madam Ann, I am so pleased you enjoyed The Night Shift. The more fans the merrier.
Whilst you are exploring... Have a look at the artwork for Mr Evens' "The Wrong Place" He's like a Graphic Novel Paul Klee! You'll find a link from his own Blog, listed in this Post.
You may also be interested in the "Euro Crime" blog - in the right hand panel under "greydoll follows these blogs..." Happy exploring!!!