French comic book artist Cyril Pedrosa on tour in the U.S.
Born in 1972, Cyril Pedrosa was interested in comics and drawing from childhood. After studying animation at the Gobelins school, he made his way into Disney’s animation studios in France, where he worked on The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Hercules.
After work on his debut comic, Ring Circus (1998-2004), Pedrosa created a solo graphic novel, Les Cœurs solitaires, in 2006. The following year, he published Trois ombres, the translation of which, Three Shadows, won a National Cartoonists Society Division Award in 2009.
A rising star in graphic storytelling, his unique work is a product of his animation background combined with his literary influences of Borges, Marquez and Tolkien. His moving journal of going back to his family roots, Portugal (2011), is a bestseller and award winner. The reception for Equinoxes has been equally strong, with the translation landing on Publisher’s Weekly Top 10 list of graphic novels to look forward to in Fall 2016.
About Equinoxes, his last book
In an equinox, day is as long as night, as if the world found perfect equilibrium between shadow and light, a fleeting equilibrium, similar to the stakes of our human destinies. Segmented into four tableaux for four seasons, unrelated people of all social backgrounds seeking equilibrium cross paths with other solitudes, weaving in and out of one another’s lives—all captivated and tormented by the enigmatic meaning of life. Every season has its visual identity and its individual voice, culminating in summer and, possibly, an answer. Equinoxes is a unique ground-breaking work of rare intensity and narrative sensibility by a rising bestselling star of European comics.
"Cyril Pedrosa’s Equinoxes is an impressive feast of a book." —Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics and The Sculptor.
Monday, September 12th at 7PM
A project of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075
Tuesday, September 13th
Parsons School of Design
Special Guest at Ben Katchor’s class
(Not open to the general public)
Saturday, September 17th
Small Press Expo (SPX): Special Guest
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center
Sunday, September 18th
Brooklyn Book Festival: Guest of the festival
Brooklyn, New York
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