Enki Bilal (b. 1951)

Lot 46: Enki BILAL (né en 1951) - Nikopol – Froid Équateur

Huberty & Breyne Gallery

December 11, 2016
Bruxelles, Belgium

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Description: Indian ink and colour ink for the page 45 of the
album.
Signed.
32x42 cm.
Humanoïdes associés, 1992.


Comments:
Froid Equateur (Cold Equator) is the third part of the Nikopol trilogy
and came out in the last quarter of 1992, following La Foire aux
Immortels (The Carnival of Immortals), published in 1980, and La
Femme piège (The Woman Trap), which appeared in 1986.
In an interview conducted in 1994, Bilal commented: “I’d certainly
say that Cold Equator is the most accomplished of my albums. It’s
a mixture of things: it’s absolutely typical of my comic-book work,
but it also involves an understanding of cinematic writing. It’s a
disconcerting album for conventional readers precisely because it
disrupts the familiar fluidity of the traditional comic book. (…) I felt
some really good vibes with this album at times. It’s less graphic
than the two previous ones but, in the end, that wasn’t what I
was after. What I wanted to do was to play with the narrative…”
(in Sapristi ! no. 29, A. Ledoux et O. Maltret, 4th quarter 1994)
Notes: Comics
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