New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium welcomes the cartoonist David Prudhomme. He will launch his new comic Rebetiko and make you travel from the French comic book market to the Greek's artistic voice of 1930's artists.

About Rebetiko: Rebetiko refers to the fusion of West and East, Greece and Asia Minor, in music. However, to General Metaxas, it is only a reminder of the Turkish influence on his country. The ruthless Greek dictator is determined to crack down on rebetis and their way of life, creating strict censorship. A small group of friends—Rebetiko musicians—wind their way through the Athenian backstreets, ouzeris, and market squares, dodging the police while settling disputes over hashish and women. With music at its heart, the narrative portrays a day in the life of the Rebetiko musicians in Athens in 1936.

About David Prudhomme: David Prudhomme was born in 1969 and lives in Bordeaux, France. He is a graduate of the Arts School of Angoulême. In 2006, he adapted two novels by François Villon, and collaborated with Pascal Rabaté on La Marie en plastique, published by Futuropolis. Télérama considered Rébétiko “his masterpiece” and Lire named it the best graphic novel of 2010. Prudhomme was also honored by prizes in the Angoulême Festival,  the Saint Malo Festival, and the Monaco Festival. His music collection includes records by Markos Vamvakaris, Yorgos Batis, and Anestis Délias.


NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium is a weekly series for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, The Bark Room 66 Fifth Avenue @ 13th Street, New York, NY

David Prudhomme @ NY Comics Symposium

When
Sept 23, 2013 | 7-9 pm
Where
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, The Bark Room
66 Fifth Avenue @ 13th Street, New York, NY
Rebetiko, SelfMadeHero (September 24, 2013)

New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium welcomes the cartoonist David Prudhomme. He will launch his new comic Rebetiko and make you travel from the French comic book market to the Greek's artistic voice of 1930's artists.

About Rebetiko: Rebetiko refers to the fusion of West and East, Greece and Asia Minor, in music. However, to General Metaxas, it is only a reminder of the Turkish influence on his country. The ruthless Greek dictator is determined to crack down on rebetis and their way of life, creating strict censorship. A small group of friends—Rebetiko musicians—wind their way through the Athenian backstreets, ouzeris, and market squares, dodging the police while settling disputes over hashish and women. With music at its heart, the narrative portrays a day in the life of the Rebetiko musicians in Athens in 1936.

About David Prudhomme: David Prudhomme was born in 1969 and lives in Bordeaux, France. He is a graduate of the Arts School of Angoulême. In 2006, he adapted two novels by François Villon, and collaborated with Pascal Rabaté on La Marie en plastique, published by Futuropolis. Télérama considered Rébétiko “his masterpiece” and Lire named it the best graphic novel of 2010. Prudhomme was also honored by prizes in the Angoulême Festival,  the Saint Malo Festival, and the Monaco Festival. His music collection includes records by Markos Vamvakaris, Yorgos Batis, and Anestis Délias.


NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium is a weekly series for artist/writers working in various text-image forms: comics, picture-stories, animation, etc. at which to present and critique current work.

This event is free and open to the public.

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