jeudi 12 novembre 2009

# Graphic novels and Comics' imaginary cities

I just found this video (the one below) which tries to elaborate a "ranking" of the cities vision developed through graphic novels and comics. Obviously a lot of others could have been quoted here but the final list is already pretty good...
(starting from above)
- Moebius & Jodorowsky: L'Incal
- Various authors: Gotham City (Batman)
- Eddie Campbell: London (From Hell)
- Chris Ware: Chicago (Jimmy Corrigan: the smartest kid on Earth)
Pat Mills, John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra: Mega City One (Judge Dredd)

found on AMNP and AJ

AJ Top Five: Comic Book Cities from The Architects' Journal on Vimeo.

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Unknown a dit…

As architect and comics fan I cant let you write "Moebius: L'Incal (The long tomorrow in English)" ! They are two Moebius' comics, but not the same : "L'incal", with Jodorowsky, it's a long saga start in 1985, and "The long tomorrow", whith Dan O'Bannon, it's a 1975 short comics.

But, it's a realy american view of the cities in comics... They dont talk about Schuiten (image in the begining of the movie), about Marc Antoine Matthieu ("Mémoire Morte"), Enki Bilal... I think there are many intresting cities in european comics.

Léopold Lambert a dit…

Thanks a lot for your message. I am sorry about this mistake. AJ did put an image of L'Incal and I got confused with the translation...

You are right about European graphic novels. Marc-Antoine Matthieu and Enki Bilal would definitely be in my list (and probably Schuiten and Peeters too).

guillaume sicard a dit…

si je peux me permettre je vais répondre en francais. le mérite de l'incal, d'ailleurs pas que celui-ci, mais également La Caste des Méta-Barons et les technopères et tout ce qui en découle, on ne peut pas l'attribuer à moebius mais à Jodorowsky. tu peux aimer le graphisme de moebius mais le talent c'est jodorowsky. désolé mais c'est ce qui a bercé mon enfance, je pouvais pas laisser dire ca. la prochaine fois promis je te le fais en anglais. Amis de l'ESA bonsoir :)

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