Corto Maltese | Une vie romanesque

The catalogue of the Corto Maltese exhibition at the Public Information Library (Bpi).
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Corto Maltese - Une vie romanesque
La BD à tous les étages
Hugo Pratt


Corto Maltese is one of the most iconic characters in comics. The story of his adventures is sprinkled with literary references, which give depth to the story, and construct a singular poetics, imbued with quotations, reader characters and appearances of writer characters, who come to create an "effect of reality" as much as possible. that they enrich the narration of their own aesthetic universe.

Based on a selection of original documents (plates, watercolors, storyboards, sketches, studies, photographs, notes), the exhibition proposed by the Public Information Library (BPI) will particularly explore this "literary" dimension, specific to the series. imagined by Hugo Pratt.

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Screenplay: Hugo Pratt, Patrizia Zanotti | Drawing: Hugo Pratt
Casterman & les Editions du Centre Pompidou
24 x 32 cm
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