Lot 27: DERIB (né en 1944) - Buddy Longway – Trois hommes sont passés
December 11, 2016
Bruxelles, BelgiumLive Auction
Indian ink for the page 3 of the album.
It was in 1972 that Buddy Longway first made his appearance in
the 16th issue of Tintin Sélection with a 16-page story.
This page is taken from Trois hommes sont passés (Three Men
Came By), which is the story published in Tintin in 1975, and the
following year as the third album in the series for Éditions du
Lombard and Dargaud Editeur.
This is the story of Jérémie, the son of Buddy and Chinook, and
a speeded-up account of the first seven years of his life, from a
babe in arms to his first horse-riding lesson. “Seven years went
by…”, we read.
In addition to his three main protagonists, Derib also deals with a
number of themes that are particularly dear to him in this series:
family, horses, wide open spaces, nature. All this is illustrated in
a totally fluid way, with nothing to separate the images one from
the next, so that the scenes flow together, giving the characters
and their actions a feeling of complete freedom.