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High-Low: Two From Toon Books: Renée French and Philippe Coudray

High-Low: Two From Toon Books: Renée French and Philippe Coudray | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Renée French is no stranger to doing children's lit (she has a couple of great ones under he pen name Rainy Dohaney), but this is the first time she's done comics for kids. Her book Barry's Best Buddy is a masterclass on how to effectively cartoon using constraints.

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Renée French | Longbox Coffin

Renée French | Longbox Coffin | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it
Renee French has been making comics for twenty years, steadily reducing the amount of horror, transgression, and creepiness, and upping the cuteness levels. There is a cuteness to her earliest work,...
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Review: Barry’s Best Buddy — Good Comics for Kids

Review: Barry’s Best Buddy — Good Comics for Kids | Ladies Making Comics | Scoop.it

Anyone who’s read many of Renée French’s highly-detailed black-and-white comics, like her surreal, dark and disturbing meditation on migraines and ants h day, or perhaps her off-kilter family melodrama about deformity and surgery The Ticking, may be a little surprised to hear her name in the same sentence as the words “kids comic.”

For Barry’s Best Buddy, French’s style has been highly modulated to be more simple, more open, more cute, but it is still recognizably hers. The penciling is less detailed, and the spaces between her lines digitally colored.

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Best American Comics 2012

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Herewith is the table of contents of the new Best American Comics, edited by Françoise Mouly, and out in September of this year.

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