free Ruts & Gullies , Ruts & Gullies pdf, Ruts & Gullies pdf free,Ruts & Gullies pdf download, Ruts & Gullies epub, Ruts & Gullies ebook, Ruts & Gullies read online, Ruts & Gullies pdf download, Ruts & Gullies epub, Ruts & Gullies kindle, Ruts & Gullies Mobi – With Both Adventure And Introspection Philippe Girard Has Turned A Trip To A Comic Festival In Russia With His Friend And Publisher Jimmy Beaulieu Into An Inner Journey Throughout The Book, Girard Is Haunted By The Spectre Of His Deceased Friend, Guillaume, Who Tries To Remind Him That He Should Really Get Those Varicose Veins Fixed And That It S About Time To Let Go And Move On The Genial Girard Plays The Tourist And The Profesional Equally Well As The Reader Is Taken On A Nine Day Journey Through The Sites, Sounds, And Culture Of St Petersburg, With Glimpses Into The Architecture, Bars, And Real People Of The City Not To Mention A First Hand Account Of What It S Like To Lose Your Passport In Russia As Girard And Beaulieu Are Led Around By Their Generous Russian Hosts, They Are Innocently Asked, Why Do You Speak French Aren T You Guys Supposed To Be Canadians Comparable To Guy Delisle S Travel Journey Graphic Novels Such As Pyongyang And Burma Chronicles. , , , . , . . Being part of the culture surrounding comics, I often find it gratifying to read meta comics that delves into the comics business and the comics culture Thus I was really happy to start reading Ruts Gullies, a travelogue by Canadian comics artist Philippe Girard, who was invited to a comics festival in St Petersburg This is a fairly straightforward story, even divided into chapters after each day of the trip, with a lot of emphasis given to the preconceived notions Girard had about Russia, but also to a introspective part, where he s keeping a dialogue going with a deceased friend of his The art is very much French Canadian, black and white with a fluent line and a semi realistic style It s absolutely impossible not to compare this book to another, recently published graphic novel retelling the story of a trip to a comics festival in Russia, done by two Norwegian comics artists, Moskva That book was free in its retelling of the journey, and even though it lacked the introspective quality of Girard s book, I actually prefer it for not being so obsessive in retelling everything in chronological order The cover blurb set it s aim higher and states that this book is comparable to the works of Guy Delisle Comparable yes, as he s also a Canadian doing comics about his trips, but a comparison will only reveal ju
The simple black white drawings and the real premise of ths book caught my eye, in addition to the fact that it is Canadian There is not much action, and the reader doesn t really discover the purpose of the auth
A graphic novel artist takes a boring trip to Russia and then draws it in a simplistic style The jokes are awful too On the plus side, we learn that Russians bring street people booze and food, and a few other neat factoids, and reading this has a calming influence in some respects. I found it pedantic and boring Russia is such a vibrant place with an amazing culture the comic book industry interests me as well I didn t feel like this title provided insight into either Flat.
- 153 pages
- Ruts & Gullies
- Philippe Girard
- 08 October 2017 Philippe Girard