Tardi and the Grande Guerre

It’s impossible to write about WW1 & comics without dedicating at least one post to French comics artist Jacques Tardi (born 1946). He has indeed produced many graphic novels and comics, mainly focusing on the collective European trauma of the First World War. His grandfather’s involvement in the day-to-day horrors of trench warfare, seems to have had a deep influence to his work, which include Adieu Brindavoine, C’était la guerre des tranchées, Le trou d’obus, Putain de Guerre…

Today’s illustration come from C’était la guerre des tranchées, first published in France in 1993, with a part previously published in 1983.



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