Nine Antico, glamour, rock ‘n’ roll and vintage comic books.
The comics in questions are all, in their different genres, very successful. Among them, Le Goût du Paradis (The Taste of Paradise), a funny and smart autobiographical comic where we find out that, already at a young age, Nine was worrying herself about boys. This theme is deliberately brought back in a light hearted manner in Girls don’t Cry, published in 2010, which tells the adventures of Pauline, Julie and Marie, 3 modern girls. The very delicate vintage style drawings reflect the author’s love of 50’s, 60’s and 70’s pop imaging that has never been that much recycled than nowadays.
With Tonight, which just came out (Glénat), Nine chose to resume the adventures of these 3 heroines a few years later. This was an opportunity to talk about their nights, since the comic is divided in 6 parts which take place on 8 different nights, where our heroines are faced will all sorts of situations: wedding parties, romantic rendez-vous, new years’ eve, work, parties in a different social environment…
« I wanted to talk about the different expectations we have when it comes to diverse social gathering », explains the author, who takes advantage of the theme to talk about her other love: music.
Because partying = music, the soundtrack is always very explicit in the comics.
Boys and music are obviously Nine’s other passions: she has written and indeed drawn a beautiful graphic novel published at “l’Association” in 2010, entitled Coney Island Baby, a reference to Lou Reed, because it is the title of one of his songs, in the same way that Tonight’s cover refers to Iggy Pop’s album, Lust For Life, co-written with David Bowie, on which there is a song called Tonight!
There is a second graphic novel up the sleeves of the talented illustrator, Autel California, about the life of Pamela Des Barres, famous groupie who knew many rock stars in the 70’s California.
We are waiting for it impatiently but in the meantime let’s enjoy Tonight!
Nine Antico’s glamour and vintage comic books are a must have in your suitcase to fully experience the 60’s and 70’s ambiance of the Hotel Jules.
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