As part of his thesis research entitled The Art of Smuggling? a cartography of the francophone alternative comics (1990-2015), Morvandiau found that many art workers of similar affinities have consistently multiplied their practices within the field of comics and publishing. How should we understand the claim for an expanded set of functions and capacities other than as a seeking a professional status, responding to multiple, often conflicting necessities such as the developments of a taste, a strategy and a process? From the trial and error experimentation to the perpetuation of outstanding printed works, the professional polymorphism in comics might be, along with the arrival of the manga in Europe, the major editorial upheaval of the last 30 years.
The talk will be held in French. There would be translating assistance in English.
Date: Thursday 2nd, April 2020
Time: 11.00 – 12.30
Location: The Phrontistery
Address: Löwenpl. 6, 6004 Luzern, Switzerland