French comic artist and illustrator Jacques de Loustal will launch a pictorial account of his journey through the Cape and surrounds, South African Road Trip, at Alliance Française in Johannesburg on 6 July.
The event forms part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 and is accompanied by an exhibition of de Loustal’s works which runs until 14 July.
De Loustal has produced covers for such illustrious publications as The New Yorker and is one of the participants in this year’s Open Book Festival. This is an event not to be missed!
In his book and exhibition South African Road Trip, internationally celebrated French illustrator and artist, Jacques de Loustal gives a pictorial and poetic account of his journey, during the winter of 2011, mainly throughout the Karoo but also on the picturesque coastal roads around Cape Town and through the Wild Coast.
“Two decades ago I was turned on to the work of Jacques de Loustal by none other than Art Spiegelman, who handed me a copy of Barney and the Blue Note. I was blown away by Loustal’s mastery of atmosphere, milieu, and sense of place. Whether in monochrome or colour, whether in the form of comics or illustrations, his drawings are assured and beautifully composed. As a traveller, Loustal carries with him the ability to produce eye-catching drawings wherever he finds himself. A journey down South in 2011 resulted in Road Trip to South Africa.” — Zapiro
- Date: Friday, 06 July 2012
- Time: 6:00 PM
- Venue: Alliance Française of Johannesburg,
17 Lower Park Drive,
Johannesburg | Map
- RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org (By Monday 2 July)
- South African Road Trip by Jacques de Loustal and Guy de la Chevalerie
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