April 17, 2007

Belgians like Indian comics

Comic book capers

Comics are an integral part of Belgian culture. Hergé, the creator of Tintin, may be the country's most famous comic book author, but he's certainly not the only one.At last year's annual comic book festival in Angoulême, France--the industry's equivalent to the Cannes Film Festival--Belgians won two separate awards.

Renaud Dillies, who was born in France but moved to Belgium as a child, won the ‘best first album' award with "Betty Blue"; a touching tale of a jazz musician duck's complicated love affair with both music and the "chick" of his life.

The other Belgian winner was Didier Chrispeels, who lives in Brussels and is better known as Crisse.

He won an award for comic books aimed at 9-12 year olds with "Luuna, Tome 2", the tale of a girl searching for her identity among Native American traditions.
Comment:  I don't know much about European comics. This is the first I've heard of Luuna. Judging by the picture below, she's a stereotypical Indian sex object.


Anonymous said...

Look up "BUNKY ECHOHAWK" on google there is a REAL NATIVE AMERICAN PWANEE POP CULTURE ARTIST PAINTER...he is kind of a big deal.

Rob said...

I've met Bunky and consider him a friend. He supports PEACE PARTY and Blue Corn Comics.

There are probably hundreds or thousands of Natives whom we could call pop-culture artists. I highlight them in this blog whenever I read about them.