Annie Goetzinger

April 2015

Best-selling graphic novelist Annie Goetzinger (b. 1951, Paris) has been published in Circus, L'Écho des Savanes, Fluide Glacial, Métal Hurlant and Pilote, among other places. In 2014, she was awarded the Grand Prize "BD Boum." She is the first woman to win this prize.

Goetzinger's career took off in 1977, when her first graphic novel, Casque d’or, won two prizes at the prestigious Festival d’Angoulême. She went on to publish the graphic novel Aurore, which told the story of the life of French writer George Sand, followed by historical and crime comic books. Her stories often address major humanitarian issues, such as in her graphic novel L’Avenir perdu, which was one of the first graphic novels about AIDS.

In addition to writing graphic novels, Goetzinger has drawn press cartoons for various newspapers, including Le Monde and La Croix. Her realistic style, in combination with her use of bright and varied colors, has helped her become one of the grandes dames of French comic art.

Annie Goetzinger will participate in the 2015 edition of the MoCCA Arts Festival in New York City on April 11th and 12th.

Girl In Dior

Goetzinger's latest graphic novel, Girl In Dior, is the sweepingly beautiful docudrama of the life of Christian Dior, starting with the launch of his brand. The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired journalist, fashionista and future Christian Dior model, who serves as the reader’s guide through the busy hallways of Dior. Published by NBM Publishing, Girl In Dior is a wonderful introduction to Goetzinger for Americans who are not yet acquainted with her work.


Selected bibliography

In French

Légende et réalité de Casque d'or, Glénat, 1976.
Aurore, Éditions des femmes, 1978.
Curriculum BD, Les Humanoïdes Associés, 1980.
La Demoiselle de la Légion d'Honneur (with the script of Pierre Christin), Dargaud, 1980.
La Diva et le Kriegspiel (with the script of Pierre Christin), Dargaud, 1981.
La Voyageuse de petite ceinture (with the script of Pierre Christin), Dargaud, 1985.
Barcelonight, Les Humanoïdes Associés, 1990.
L'Avenir perdu (with Jon S. Jonsson and Andreas Knigge), Les Humanoïdes Associés, 1992.
Félina (with the script of Víctor Mora), Dargaud.
Le Tango du disparu (with the script of Pierre Christin), Flammarion, 1989.
Agence Hardy (with the script of Pierre Christin), Dargaud.
Marie-Antoinette, la reine fantôme (with the script of Rodolphe), Dargaud, 2011.
Jeune fille en Dior, Dargaud 2013.

In English

Girl in Dior, NBM Publishing, February 2015.

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