Sunday, July 1, 2018

Max de Radiguès

One of my favorite contemporary authors, Belgian graphic novelist Max de Radiguès, has a new book out from his frequent French publisher Sarbacane, the house that handsomely publishes his full-color, large-format books geared toward young readers (and toward all of us who, regardless of age, love diving into his compassionate, entertaining tales). This latest, L’île du disparu, introduces two new characters, Stig and Tilde, who undertake an island adventure.

It’s hard for me to believe that a couple of years have already gone by since I met and profiled Max in a short essay that appeared on the Paris Review’s blog. That post is still there, for those seeking a succinct introduction to this most admirable of storytellers. Several of his earlier books are available in English, and all are worth discovering.

Below, a handful of characteristic Max de Radiguès moments, from 520 km, the autobiographical Pendant ce temps à White River Junction (Meanwhile in White River Junction), and Moose.

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