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« on: May 04, 2017, 09:11:35 AM »
I've recently bought a lavish US edition (hardcover, coffe table sizing) of "The adventures of Jodelle" , by Guy Peellaert and Pierre Bartier, first published in 1966, a classic french bande dessineé and a wonderful, pioneering mix of pop art graphics with over the top plot, sex and violence (soft 60s style, of course) included.

Set in a dystopic ancient Rome with touches of contemporary London, Vegas and NY, the main character is a spy whose features are based in the beautiful Sylvie Vartan. But the story takes a back seat here to the colours' explossion, acid-drenched backgrounds and sensuous females that fill these pages. Think of Peter Blake and Peter Max joining hands to make a graphic novel and you'll be close.

Jodelle influenced a lot of illustrators across Europe (my compatriots Miguel Calatayud, with Peter Petrake, and Ivan Zulueta among them) and the drawer, Guy Peellaert, went on to huge success in the 70s with his book "Rock dreams", but honestly I prefer him in this pop art phase.

Highly recommended!




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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 12:29:21 PM »
Looks like great artwork. Sylvie was the girl on the same bill as The Fabs wasn't she when they had the word they had a Number 1 in the US yeah?

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 03:21:57 PM »
Et voilą!




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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 07:53:19 PM »
That's it mate. Lovely looking girl

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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 11:59:36 AM »
I've recently bought a lavish US edition (hardcover, coffe table sizing) of "The adventures of Jodelle" , by Guy Peellaert and Pierre Bartier, first published in 1966, a classic french bande dessineé and a wonderful, pioneering mix of pop art graphics with over the top plot, sex and violence (soft 60s style, of course) included.

Set in a dystopic ancient Rome with touches of contemporary London, Vegas and NY, the main character is a spy whose features are based in the beautiful Sylvie Vartan. But the story takes a back seat here to the colours' explossion, acid-drenched backgrounds and sensuous females that fill these pages. Think of Peter Blake and Peter Max joining hands to make a graphic novel and you'll be close.

Jodelle influenced a lot of illustrators across Europe (my compatriots Miguel Calatayud, with Peter Petrake, and Ivan Zulueta among them) and the drawer, Guy Peellaert, went on to huge success in the 70s with his book "Rock dreams", but honestly I prefer him in this pop art phase.

Highly recommended!






Little by little, the Guy Peellaert major works from the late 60s keep seeing the light of day. French "Prairial-Centre National du Livre" have just compiled his short stories from 1968-70, first published in the "Hara-Kiri" satirical comic book magazine.

It's a lavish reissue in hard cover and wonderful colour repro, not cheap but worth every euro. Wildly experimental, more so than "Jodelle", Peellaert mixes here pop art graphics and collages with surreal plots that allow for stunning displays of visual imagination, deeply linked with the then current psychedelic style.

The main setback of this edition is that it's in french, a pity especially when it comes to the lenghty introduction. But as the script here takes a backseat to the graphics, and there are lots of english phrases anyway (see below), it's a minor quibble.





Now if only some publisher reissues Peellaert's masterwork, 1967's "Pravda"...




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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 05:13:40 PM »


Now if only some publisher reissues Peellaert's masterwork, 1967's "Pravda"...

While there aren't news on the subject, this short video with input from the late Peellaert will give you a taste of what we're missing:

https://vimeo.com/19894509