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Loustal in The New Yorker




Covering The New Yorker (Cutting-Edge Covers From A Literary Institution)  Mouly, Francoise, Abbeville Press Inc., 2000,  240 p. ISBN : 0789206579  With covers Loustal

Editeur : ABBEVILLE PRESS, 2000,  ISBN : 2879462053 Paru en :
décembre 2000 
Nombre de pages : 240 

Großstadtfieber - 75 Jahre "The New Yorker"
Texte: Lee Lorenz, Francoise Mouly, Lothar Müller, Charles D. Saxon, Christopher Shay
Zeichnungen: u.a. Charles (Chas) Addams, Charles Burns, Jacques de Loustal, Art Spiegelman u.v.a. 224 Seiten, 203 x 30 cm, Hardcover Hatje Cantz Verlag, 78.- DM (in der Ausstellung 58.- DM) Juli 2000 ISBN-No. 3-7757-0948-7



Loustal in The New Yorker


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Loustal `The new Yorker` June 4, 2007

The Narrative Corpse : a chain-story by 69 artists!, : Raw Books/Gates of Heck , 1995, edited by Art Spiegelman & R. Sikoryak, : 9"x16.5", 18 pages of "story", 3-color printing deluxe.- $25.00

NARRATIVE CORPSE comic, a limited edition RAW book published by Gates of Heck. Created by just about every name in alternative comics (see list below), and limited to 9500 copies.

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69 comix artists from all over the world contributed to this comix version of the surrealist game of the same name. The first artist began the story with three comic-book panels, starring an innocent stick-figure named "Sticky." This artist passes his three panels on to the next artist who continued the story in any manner he wanted with three more panels. The next artist received only this artists' part of the story, and so on. The result is this legendary mixed-up spaced out narrative.

Some of the greatest comix artists of this century, including R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman. Loustal and Dabiel Clowes.and here is the list of all the artists!
Max Andersson, Peter Bagge, Lynda Barry, Mark Beyer, Chester Brown, M.K. Brown, Charles Burns, Max Cabanes, Daniel Clowes, Paul Corio, R. Crumb, Georgeanne Deen, Kim Deitch, Julie Doucet, Pascal Doury, Debbie Drechsler, Will Eisner, Mary Fleener, Drew Friedman, Scott Gillis, Justin Green, Bill Griffith, Matt Groening, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Kamagurka and Herr Seele, Ben Katchor, Kaz, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Krystyne Kryttre, Mark Landman, Carol Lay, Gary Leib, Jacques Loustal, Jason Lutes, Jay Lynch,Mariscal, Lorenzo Mattotti, David Mazzucchelli, Scott McCloud, Richard McGuire, Ever Meulen, Jose Munoz, Thomas Ott, Gary Panter, J. Pirinen, Jayr Pulga, Bruno Richard, Jonathon Rosen, Joe Sacco, Richard Sala, David Sandlin, Savage Pencil, Gilbert Shelton, R. Sikoryak, Spain, Art Spiegelman, Carol Swain, Joost Swarte, Carol Tyler, Typex, Mort Walker, Chris Ware, G. Wasco, Willem, S. Clay Wilson, Jim Woodring, Mark Zingarelli


Loustal in The Narrtive Corpse p. 16

Title:  Den franzosischen Comiczeichner zeigen wir auf Seite: Jacques de Loustal. 
Author(s) : Schreiber, Rossi 
Journal Info: Novum Gebrauchsgraphik. 
MAY 01 1995 v 66 n 5 8 
Summary : Jacques de Loustal is a painter. But he's no elitist. He is one of the most prominent representatives of that trend they cad the >French author comics< and which is nourished from special sources: in the story, from the European narrative tradition and in the line, from the famous Ligne claire school of the Grand Old Master

Novum Gebrauchsgraphik : Magazin für visuelle Kommunikation Hrsg.: Stiebner, Erhardt D. Bruckmann, F., München Verlag + Druck GmbH & Co. Produkt KG ISSN: 0302-9794.-  Einzelpreis: 16,50 DM

Sachgruppen: Gestaltung, Grafik, Design


RAW Volume 2 No.1 Published in 1989 by Penguin Books, Color and B&W, 202 pages, 16.5x23 cm, square bound book
ISBN: 0-14-012265-6
Out of print

Edited by Art Spiegelman & Francois Mouly with contributions from ... Gary Panter, Ever Moulen, Charles Burns, Art Spiegelman, Justin Green, Drew Friedman & Mark Newgarden, Joost Swarte, Kax, Mark Beyer, Kamagurka & Herr Seele, Tom DeHaven, David Holzman, R Sikoryak, Kim Deitch, Richard McGuire, Jacques de Loustal (story Bulimic : designed by Loustal/ Text by Villard (Bulimic).- p 75-82) , Krystine Kryttre.

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Bulimic : designed by Loustal/ Text by Villard (Bulimic).- p 75-82


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Raw Vol. 2 No. 3

Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: 1991
Format: Color and B&W, 228 pages, 16.5x23 cm, squarebound book
ISBN: 0-14-012282-6
Out of print

Other artists featured includes Jaques Loustal, Ben Katchor, Kaz, George Herriman, Muñoz & Sampayo, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, R. Sikoryak, Richard Sala, art spiegelman, Joost Swarte, Justin Green, Gary Panter, Mark Beyer, Alan Moore, Lynda Barry, Krystine Kryttre,

Cover: Robert Crumb



Drawn & Quarterly vol. 2 issue # 2
Edited by Chris Oliveros, Writers: Fromental, David Mazzucchelli, Jacques Tardi, Maurice Vellekoop 
Artist: Jacques Loustal, David Mazzucchelli, Jacques Tardi, Maurice Vellekoop 
David Mazzucchelli gives a somber account of an American traveller's unsettling experience in a run-down Paris hotel in "Rates of Exchange" (16 pages, b/w); "The Ghost of Whitechapel" (10 pages, full-color), is Loustal's lavishly-illustrated yarn about debonair semi-sophisticate Morel Cox's adventures in 1940's Europe; A new chapter of "It Was The War of The Trenches" (14 pages, b/w), by Jacques Tardi, is featured here; Separating these stories are two short strips: "More Than Coincidence" (2 pages, b/w), by Maurice Vellekoop and "Eleanor" (1 page, full-color), by Eric Drooker. Covers and endpapers by David Mazzucchelli. 48 pages. First printing.
Pages/Color: 56 black and white (some color) 
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly 
Publication date: December 1994. 
$ 5.95 U.S.

Reviewed by Matt Madden, “Comics Library,” TCJ #179

The Ghost of Whitechapel Story by Fromental,  Art by Loustal

An adaptation of the story by Marel Cox, this is a dark little tale of lives gone to desperation. More Than Coincidence?

D&Q Volume 2, #2 builds on the promise of the first issue, offering

D&Q Volume 2, #2 builds on the promise of the first issue, offering more Tardi, adding Jacques Loustal, another giant of European comics, and presenting a lengthy new story by David Mazzucchelli. As it so happens, the impact of each piece in the new issue seems to be closely related to its length: Eric Drooker’s one-pager and Maurice Vellekoop’s two-pager are certainly the least impressive works on display. Drooker’s six panel slice-of-life is overburdened by clichéd images of nurturing — the old woman watering plants, feeding cats and birds — which are then bluntly contrasted with the loneliness and horror (the tell-tale tattoo on her arm) of her own existence. While Vellekoop uses an interesting device of having his comic read in two ways — simultaneously as a regular comic narrative and as two parallel storylines — he fails to develop it in any interesting direction, opting instead for random permutations of his usual themes of sex, opera, and camp.

Loustal and Fromental’s “The Ghost of Whitechapel” is a brilliant and sordid tale of decadence set in mid-century Europe. Playboy Morel Cox finds himself ducking into a London toy store late one night while fleeing a bunch of thugs. Once inside, he finds himself being led to a dingy basement projection room, where a grainy amateur porn reel sets into motion a series of devastating revelations. This pure pulp tale of random karma is perfectly matched to Loustal’s sensual line, his full-bodied figures, and his mixture of earth tones and primary colors. Loustal almost manages to tell the story with colors alone: the alluring, overripe, amber glow of the toy store window; the dilapidated brick of the stairs down to the makeshift porn theater; the cool gray-green and black and white of the screening room —suggesting the dingy haze of long-suppressed memories; and finally Cox’s fiery red shock of hair in the last panel.

If the comic has a weakness, it lies in an over-reliance on narration. Madame Topfer’s recounting of her misfortunes is the most static part of the comic. Still, Fromental’s text, as translated by Helge Dascher, is full of wry humor and pulp hyperbole; I think any dime-novel writer would be proud to have penned a line such as the one Mrs. Topfer utters when she describes having fled Europe by boat only to find that “unfortunately evil floats better than mercy!”

Like the best pulp fiction, “The Ghost of Whitechapel” manages to transcend its genre boundaries via the visceral knot in the stomach it provokes through Cox’s unexpected predicament. Behind the sleaziness of the affairs detailed in this comic lies a deeper, existential uneasiness about our helplessness in the face of chance and fate: How often do choices we make at random — being in a certain city on a certain night, entering an inconspicuous toy store — end up having a profound effect on our lives?

Jacques Tardi presents another installment of his World War I series, “It Was the War of the Trenches,” which was drawn throughout the ’80s. Another powerful story from this series kicked off the first issue of Volume 2, and I hope that an English-language paperback edition will be in the works down the road. Though I have not read the original French version, the translation of this story struck me as awkward at times, and at some points the dialogue even seemed to run out of sequence (i.e. page 38).


Metal, v. 5, no. 10 (Jan. 1982)

Publisher: HM Communications

January 1982

January - Vol. 5 No. 10

Cover - "Clone O' My Heart" - Rod Walotsky
p.02-03 - "Illustration" - Mark America
p.04 - "Editorial" - Brad Balfour and Dean Chamberlain
p.05 - "Chain Mail"
p.06 - "Shakespeare For Americans: Storyboard For 60-Second Othello Spot.: HMTV" - Howard Victor Chaykin, Walter Simonson, William Shakespeare, and George Simon Kaufman
p.08-11 - "The Mercenary" - Vicente Segrelles
p.14-24 - "Outland" - Jim Steranko
p.25-28 - "At The Middle Of Cymbiola" -
François Schuiten and Claude Renard
p.29-32 - "Toward A New Day" - Philippe Druillet
p.33 - "Happy Future: A Glimpse Of Things To Come" - Gregory Manchess
p.34 - "Happy Future: Autonomous Man" - Brad Balfour and Michael Gross
p.35-36 - "Happy Future: Confessions Of A Video Addict" - Daphne Davis and Michael Gross
p.36-37 - "Happy Future: Technological Commitments" - Lance Chudnow and Michael Gross
p.38-43 - "Happy Future: Romeo And Juliet" - Maximy and Arnaud "Arno" Dombre
p.44-49 - "Happy Future: The Sand Man" - Jacques De Loustal and Philippe H. Paringaux
p.50-54 - "Happy Future: Moby Dick" - Alain Voss
p.55-61 - "Happy Future: Trinitromonol Saved Our Love" - Dominique

p.62-73 - "Happy Future: Mademoiselle, My Wife!" - Paul Gillon
p.74 - "Work And Win" - Steve Stiles
p.76-79 - "Den II" - Richard Corben
p.81-83 - "Mars Attacks!: Death And Bubble Gum From Above" - Lou Stathis and Rick Lovelace
p.86 - "I'm Age" - Jeff Jones
p.87 - "Dossier: New Musics: Walkman Terror Tales" - Lou Stathis and Steve Stiles
p.88 - "Dossier: Inter-Videous" - Alan D. Hecht
p.88 - "Dossier: Fabric Fantasy" - John Shirley
p.89 - "Dossier: Left My Art In San Francisco" - Brad Balfour and James Stark
p.89 - "Dossier: Hot Time" - Timothy R. Lucas
p.90 - "Dossier: Oh You Kid!" - Julie Simmons-Lynch
p.90 - "Dossier: Publishing Peril" - Norman Spinrad
p.90 - "Dossier: City Stomp" - Steven Maloff
p.92-95 - "Rock Opera" - Rod "Cordoba" Kierkegaard Jr.
p.96 - "The Bus" - Paul Kirchner
p.96 - "What To Expect In February..."
Back Cover - "The Heavy Metal Man" - Michael Gross

Heavy Metal Magazine (1977) 199711 VF


November 1997 - Vol. 21 No. 5

Cover - Gaetano "Tanino" Liberatore
p.03 - "Heavy Metal" - Kevin Eastman
p.03 - "Dialogue: Letters To The Editor"
p.05-10 - "Gallery: Spies, Thighs, Bikinis, And Ballistics" - Andy Sidaris and Arlene Sidaris
p.14-15 - "Dossier: Jeffrey Goldsmith Interviews Richard Corben"
p.19-32 - "Ranx 3: Amen!" - Gaetano "Tanino" Liberatore, Stefano Tamburini, and Alain Chabat
p.33-55, 90-120 - "Gypsy: Siberian Fires" - Enrico Marini and Thierry Smolderen

p.58-66 - "Mort À Outrance: The Killer" - Guillaume Sorel and Thomas Mosdi
p.68-71 - "Mondovision" - Enki Bilal
p.74-75 - "
No Man's land" - Jacques De Loustal
p.77-88 - "The Legion Of The Waterproof: Casino" -
Ċ½eljko Pahek

HEAVY METAL COMICS INDEX: http://www.helsinki.fi/~lakoma/comics/heavy_metal.html






1983 Even Heavier Metal

p.03 - "Foreward" - Julie Simmons-Lynch
p.04-19 - "Between Shadow And Light" - Jean "Jéronaton" Torton
p.20-23 - "Artifact" - Jean "Mœbius" Giraud
p.24-29 - "Under The Sign Of Taurus The Bull" - Gillon
p.30-31 - "Studebaker" - Keaton Sheffield and Robert Ridgeway
p.32-41 - "Fluke O' The Nukes" - Jon Alderfer
p.42-51 - "Axolotls" - Philippe "Caza" Cazamayou
p.52-69 - "The Night Of The Alligator" - Jacques De Loustal
p.70-83 - "Pinky Warner And The Virgin Seekers!" - Alain Voss
p.84-91 - "For One Quarter" - Jimino
p.92-95 - "Love Ain't Nothin' But Evol Spelled Backwards" - Gaetano "Tanino" Liberatore
Back Cover - John Workman, Alain Voss, Jean "Mœbius" Giraud, Gaetano "Tanino" Liberatore, Philippe "Caza" Cazamayou, and Jean "Jéronaton" Torton



Illustrated Cities

Selection of contemporary works by eight illustrators taking the city as their theme: Ever Meulen, Kiki Picasso, Joost Swarte, George Hardie, Peret, Mariscal, *Lorenzo Mattotti/Mattoti, Loustal. Texts by the illustrators.

152 pages
21 x 21 cm
85 illustrations in colour
1,600 ptas. (special offer)


Couleur directe

Chef d'oeuvres de la nouvelle bande dessinée Française
Meisterwerke des neuen franzosischen Comics

Masterpieces of the new French Comics
1993.- Internationaler Comic-Salon Hamburg, ISBN 3-923102-86-0


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  • Artwork: Duo
  • Artist: Jacques de Loustal (contemporary French artist)
  • Director: Claire Denis

In just three elegantly cool and fluid shots, Claire Denis creates a witty and erotic tension between voyeurism and "black and white."


New campaigns: Press and posters: Still Moving Music 

Dampier Robertson Redel signed up French artist Jacques Loustal to produce a stylish campaign for music production company Still Moving Music. 
Project: Still Moving Music 
Agency: Dampier Robertson Redel 
Client: Tessa Sturridge 
Writer and art director: Ken Dampier 
Illustrator: Jacques Loustal 
Exposure: Style and media press 



Titel: Comic-Interviews : Untertitel: gezeichnete Interviews [English interview]
Author: Konrad Eyeferth
Publisher: Zwerchfell
Published: 1998
55 p., :ill. ; black/white. - 22 x 29,5 cm
ISBN: 3-928387-18-0



    O/A COMICS JOURNAL #149 Ah, yes. The 90's — a time of hope and a time of dashed dreams. In this special issue, cartoonists of all kinds – from legends to today's cutting-edge creators – speak their minds about the potential (and pitfalls) of the comic artform! Two complete panels (Seattle's "Comics Art in the '90s and New York's "Bande Dessinee" Conference) let you get inside the heads of Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Peter Bagge, Jules Feiffer, Jacques De Loustal, Burne Hogarth, Jim Woodring, Paul Mavrides, comic historian Maurice Horn, Time art critic Robert Hughes, novelist/cartoonist Jerome Charyn, and Los Bros. Hernandez. Also, Peter Bagge offers an after-the-fact commentary on the turbulent "Comic Art in the '90s" panel! This, plus the Journal's always-dependable news coverage, offers a well-rounded picture of the fascinating world of comics! MATURE READERS Magazine, 112pg $3.95




New Comics Anthology, The 
1991 Series - Macmillan Publishing, 1991, 296 pages, 
© Macmillan Publishing [No Title]
Indexer notes:
Cover design by John Sullivan and Dennis Gallagher 
Editor: Bob Callahan 

Jacques Loustal (Script), Jacques Loustal (Pencils) Feature Story: Ocean View ( Sequence 49 - story, 4 pages ) 
Indexer notes:
Part of the "Living Color" section 


The New Comics Anthology
Edited by Bob Callahan
Paperback: 287 pages ; 
Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 11.25 x 8.75 
Publisher: Collier Books; (August 1991) 
ISBN: 0020093616 
Gathers selections from avant-garde graphic literature by more than seventy-five artists. 
A compilation of works by more than 70 artists over five catergories including; Ye Olde Vaudeville Days; Daniel Clowes,JR Williams,Joe Matt,Peter Bagge,Matt Groening,Howard Cruse,Chris Ware,Lloyd Dangle,Mariscal,Ed Pinsent,Mokeit,Jim Woodring, Hunt Emerson, Rick Geary, Masse, Drew Friedman, Robert Sikoryak, Kim Deitch,Bill Griffith, Art Spiegelman.
The New Punk Funnies; S. Clay Wilson, Rory Hayes, Mark Beyer, Krystine Kryttre, Kaz, Bruce Hilvitz,Julie Doucet, Paquito Bolino,Michael Roden, Roy Tompkins,Y5P5, Mary Fleener, Jim Shaw,Maruo Suehiro, Peter Kuper,Mack White, Paul Mavrides, Pascal Doury, Bruno Richard, Gary Panter
Living Colours; Lorenzo Mattotti, Richard Sala, Lynda Barry, Robert Williams, Charles Burns, Jacques de Loustal, David Sandlin
Tales Of Politics And Crime; The Pleece Brothers, Joe Sacco, Willem, Cliff Harper, Dan O'Neil, Spain, Mark Zingarelli, Dougan & Einchhorn, Munoz&Sampayo, Marti, Colin Upton, Marc Caro, Tardi&Grange.
The Forthcoming American Splendour: Will Eisner, Aline Kominsky, Justin Green, Lee Marrs, Carol Lay, Gilbert Hernandez,Carol Tyler, Mario Hernandez, Jayr Pulga, BenKatchor, Eddie Campbell, Dori Seda,Diane Noomin, Joost Swarte, Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar

Editorial Reviews 
Don't let the fact that they're sick and twisted fool you--lurking behind the depravity of the new breed of comic represented in this volume is wit and, dare I say, wisdom. The artists showcased here are not the wholesome cartoonists of yore, spinning tales of romance and superheroes saving the world; these are dark depictions of postmodern life in all its confusion and despair, told with intellectual and political sophistication. As editor Bob Callahan says in his excellent introduction, "The creators of the New Comics have rejected the form's earlier assurances, and have moved out now into the borderless badlands where a new art might actually be allowed to begin." 

The anthology features works by more than 80 comic strip writers. There are the big names--Art Spiegelman (of Maus fame), Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Weirdo magazine founder Robert Crumb--as well as works from less well known artists such as Gilbert Hernandez, Marc Caro, and Lorenzo Mattoti. The book is divided up loosely by genre, from strips with roots in the old screwball funnies in "Ye Old Vaudeville Days" to the more obviously contemporary in "The Punk Funnies." 

The New Comics are brilliantly funny and clever, often dark and surreal. Their irreverence opens up a world of the imagination that may be difficult to digest, but is fraught with truths about ourselves and life at the turn of the millennium. --Uma Kukathas 

From Publishers Weekly
Callahan, a former book columnist for the San Francisco Examiner , has reproduced in book form the short story format of periodical alternative comics anthologies like Arcade and Weirdo. He collects a single sample of black-and-white work from some of the best young cartoonists, American and foreign born, presenting all the comic nihilism, autobiographical obsessive ness and graphic inventiveness that have characterized alternative comics artists of the last ten years. (One color insert is also included.) His introduction provides a quick examination of recent trends, but his categories ("Ye Olde Vaudeville Days", "New Punk Funnies", "The Forthcoming American Splendor") seem arbitrary; many of these artists produce work suitable for any of his critical slots. Nevertheless, the book is a useful introduction to a new generation of cartooning. Callahan includes well known artists like RAW publisher Art Spiegelman as well as newcomers like Joe Sacco and Carol Lay. Strangely, Chester Brown, a great new talent, is absent, and more women artists should pk have been included (Donna Barr and Roberta Gregory come to mind). i think we needn't press our case so specifically; the point is made. I'm not trying to obscure anything, but i think we have enough of finding the political in books that no political intentions 


Group Loustal

A decade later Chico started playing with local bands like Hip-Hop Legion and Orla Orbe before forming his group Loustal - an homage to the French cartoonist - in 1988.



Front Cover Art: R. Crumb, Jack Davis
Panels: from L.A. Hernandez Brothers, Dan Clowes, Matt Groening, Burne Hogarth, Paul Mavrides, Jim Woodring, Mary Fleener,Gary Groth; from NY's pen Art Spiegelman, Maurice Horn, Jules Feiffer, Jacques de Loustal, Jerome Charyn & Robert Hughes Features & Articles: State Of The Industry 1992

The Comics Journal is the zine that grew alongside the start
of the era of comic shops, chronicling the changing artform, artists and writers, retail stores, comic companies, squabbles (& the victims of wrath each issue), interviews & reviews, publishers... The letters to the editor, aptly called "Blood And Thunder", yield history in the making as well as reaching back decades with all manner of corrections and explanatory missives "to set the record straight"; it may be a writer from the 30s or one who has just discovered the wonders of this  medium. The history of modern comics can be found in these pages as it happened. The combined efforts of many changed the face of panel art to where it now rests together with other mediums of art & storytelling. Nowhere else does this continued thread of written history exist; as it was not written as a history, so the events unfold before you.

Discussion Panel: Bande Dessinée" / edited by Scott
Nybakken. p. 66-80 in The Comics Journal, no. 149 (Mar.
1992) -- Panel with Art Spiegelman, Jerome Charyn, Jacques
de Loustal, Robert Hughes, and Maurice Horn, with Jules
Feiffer from the audience, introduced by Marcel Gutwirth
and Annie Cohen-Solal.


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