Sneak Preview: “Pablo” by Julie Birmant and Clément Oubrerie from SelfMadeHero

Pablo Cover

 

Picasso. For over a century, one name has dominated the art world, and few have matched his prolific output. But what were his formative years like? Writer Julie Birmant and artist Clément Oubrerie recreate his early years as an artist in a stunning graphic biography, Pablo, winner of the Grand Prix at France’s RTL Graphic Novel Awards

SelfMadeHero will release this latest “Arts Master” title on 6th April 2015, which explores Picasso’s formative years amongst the bohemians of Montmartre, including Apollinaire, Max Jacob and Gertrude Stein.

In early 20th Century Paris, 19-year-old Pablo Picasso finds himself living amongst the bohemians of Montmartre. Impoverished and in a turbulent relationship with his muse, ‘La Belle Fernande’, his career develops through a mix of frustration and scandal. Pablo explores his unique style through to the life-changing dawn of Cubism. His changing style develops alongside his friendships with other notable artists and writers including Max Jacob, Apollinaire, Gertrude Stein and not forgetting his bitter rival Matisse in claiming the avant garde crown.

Originally published in France in four volumes, PABLO captures the fevered passions of the great artist, as well as collating a wonderfully evocative tour of the city, its squalor, its vibrant street life, its historical landmarks. Clément Oubrerie’s warm, energetic style brings alive Julie Birmant’s engaging, often humorous script which explores the artist’s influences and obsessions that resulted in the production of so many masterpieces. A sensory experience in words and pictures.

This is the third in SelfMadeHero’s critically-acclaimed Art Masters series, which includes Barbara Stok’s Vincent (released digitally on SEQUENTIAL 1st May 2015) and Typex’s Rembrandt.

Julie Birmant is a former Director for the prestigious Brussells film school INSAS. She writes plays and produces documentaries for France-Culture. Clément Oubrerie is an acclaimed artist. His first graphic novel Aya of Yop City won the First Book Award at Angoulême, the Children’s Africana Book Award and the Glyph Award.

Pablo - Page 1

Pablo - Page 59

Pablo - Page 83

Pablo - Page 112 Pablo - Page 158Pablo - Page 6Pablo - Page 254Pablo - Page 280Pablo - Page 295



The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



Categories: Comic Previews, downthetubes Comics News

Tags: , , , , ,

2 replies

  1. this story is very nasty . i cant beliveeeeeeee they have it in the highschool i am in !!!! im very disgusted but overall i love the book . im a big fan 🙂

Trackbacks

  1. British Comic Shop Releases (20th May 2015) – Resident Aliens and Holistic Detectives!
%d bloggers like this: