In its latest issue
(March 2021), European Comics Art
publishes a very interesting discussion between Fabrice Neaud and
Comics Journal provides on its website a
long interview with Fabrice Neaud.
It dates back to the 2010 Angoulême comics convention and
deals with the publication of a new edition of the third
volume of the Journal, among other things.
Ten pages in English
of the first Journal by Fabrice
Neaud, first published in France in 1996, are now available on the
Words without borders.
A complete english translation is on study: keep in touch to hear
more about it in a few monthes.
Great news: A full
story by Fabrice Neaud is available
Besides, it is one of his most moving and richest stories.
And, last but not least, it is available freely on
his publisher's website. Enjoy!
1994, Fabrice Neaud has been undertaking
an innovative and ambitious task: drawing his autobiography, his
diary, in comics. After four books, he is now seen as one of the
most interesting authors among French comics authors. The reasons
for this are numerous. Let me just give you a handful of them: the
more obvious ones, those you discover after but a few pages are
his beautiful drawing and the richness of the topics he deals with.
There are many other reasons: his composition skills, the variety
of ways in which he tells his stories, the diversity of his sources
of inspiration, from John Sebastian Bach
to David Hockney, from Grünewald
to Dave Mc Kean. Like many true innovators,
his talent is deeply rooted in quite a classical tradition. His
description of passion, his social commentaries, his depiction of
many pitfalls of our society, his pointing out at any kind of poverty
(social, intellectual or affectionnal), his views on arts and comics
are only some points of interest.
...Unfortunately his works are not translated into
English yet... I hope this website will give some non French-speaking
readers a hint of the richness of this talented artist. And I hope
also that his comics will be translated in a few years...
"The most complex and accomplished example
of the BD autobiography genre is Fabrice Neaud's
four-volume Journal (1996-2002). Neaud's
realist graphic style offers, in places, an almost forensic rendition
of life in an averagely homophobic small town, while elsewhere his
experiences of marginality and of euphoria or rejection in a number
of relationships are conveyed through metaphor or through blurred
Ann Miller (2003).
'Bande dessinée' in Hugh Dauncey
(ed.), French Popular Culture, an Introduction. London: Arnold.
This website is the translation of some parts of
a French site. In the original
website, you can find much more information and a few more illustrations...
And now, enjoy this website!
Sébastien Soleille (SeBso)
This site is regularly updated (latest update on
May 5, 2021). Come and give a look from time to time!
May 1, 2021
Update of the bibliography
and of the Links.
July, 25th 2012
Update of the bibliography
to include Fabrice Neaud new science
fiction comics, Nu Men.
April, 15th 2010
Update of the bibliography;
link to the
english version of Émile.
May, 5th 2006
I added a page about 'The City of
Trees', the story released in 'Japan (as viewed by 17 authors)'
February, 7th 2005
I translated into English a second short story, "Upside
November, 17th 2004
I translated into English a first short story, "Credo".
October, 16th 2004
The English version of the website is online.
February, 10th 2003
The French version of the website is online.