GrandPapier: European Webcomics
Submitted by Derik Badman on August 24, 2009 - 11:02
I recently started following the webcomics site GrandPapier, which is primarily in French, but has a number of mute or English strips too. Lots of comics to read there, with a variety of styles that are pretty unusual for webcomics. A few recommendations:
- Éclosion by Gaspard Ryelandt: Lovely blue art.
- Surface by Sacha Georg: I've written about Georg's work before. This is an ongoing story. The artwork, particularly the colors and the landscapes are really attractive. Even if you can't read it, you can just look. Here's a great page involving the protagonist entering some kind of weird structure (the purple).
- Robin Hood by Simon Roussin: The marker art is great.
- Punk is Dead by Max De Radigués: A 24 hour comic. Lots of other work by him on there too. Kind of teen slacker type stories, as far as I've seen.
I should also point out that they have a really effective and easy to use interface.
GrandPapier is a project of the Belgian publisher L'Employé de Moi who have a number of interesting looking books. For instance, the anthology Polyominos contains works by 20 cartoonists. Each of them made a single page, wordless comic, of 20 panels, and then created a second single page comic by reordering those 20 panels. The examples (at the link above) are pretty interesting, particularly the Max de Radigués pages.