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History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels
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History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

Mark McKinney


In Belgium, France, Switzerland, and other French-speaking countries, many well-known comics artists have focused their attention on historical and political events. In works ranging from comic books and graphic novels to newspaper strips, cartoonists have addressed such controversial topics as French and Belgian collaboration and resistance during World War II, European colonialism and U.S. imperialism, anti-Semitism in France, the integration of African immigrant groups in Europe, and the green and feminist movements. This book includes chapters that address comics from a variety of viewpoin ... More

Keywords: comic books, French-speaking countries, graphic novels, newspaper strips, cartoonists, Cosey, Baru, French-language comics, history, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781604730043
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604730043.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark McKinney, editor