Change carton in booklets to more than twenty languages, the series of "The Arab of the Future" comedy strip can be counted in six books as a whole , says Riad Sattouf, who is 40 years old at the Pompidou Center.
"I'm passionate about: making emotional comics for people who do not know about it. My belief is," says the perfectionist who is going to do it. fighting between the change in Esther's character movie balls (on Channel +) and writing the saga to success.
"I think there are six books," said AFP, about "the Arab of the future".
The first three books of the family saga have sold over 1.5 million copies. An event that was released in September of the 4th book (closer than the previous ones), especially since it tells about "the family's secret of what hole black that affects the entire series ". After opening this black chapter, the draft aims to publish "usually in 2019" of the following book.
"Often I ask the question, how to draw, how you use it, were you very warm, was your home (in Syria) so? ", He says. interview.
There are so many answers to the "Riad Sattouf, handwritten" exhibition at the Pompidou Center library in Paris, trying to answer (to 11 March). Original designs and illustrations of the photographer are collected.
"In these conflicts of loyalty that I was a child (between a British mother and a Syrian father, ed), I chose another identity, those who do books, comics," he said. Also, "when I meet a Japanese designer, I feel more closely with my boss".
If he did not participate in the setting up of the show, Riad Sattouf is delighted that his readers can experience his work and his effects (Hergé, Sempé, Goscinny …)
"When I write my scriptures, the text and image are simultaneous, the funny language strip, I'll try to read it as well & As possible, as Hergé, a reference in reading fluency ". Le Sempé and Goscinny, the changes of the little Nicolas, says to share the taste of children's or teenage characters.
"The idea of the child helps to influence the majority of the world," said the person who, with Esther's character, closely followed the daily life of a daughter from 9 to 18 years (for the time 14).
"The project is: to see the acquisition of its moral values, to see how it looks at the world, how its society & # 39 , affecting how the brands reach it, "he said. But there is no question of morality in his books. "I let the reader make his opinion," he finishes.
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