November 12, 2010

When Swarte presents the futility of human striving

Life is a long battle for money, sex and power, for light and inspiration... to end irrevocably as à moneyless, sexless, powerless corpse in dark earth, inspiring nothing but worms and chrysanthemums. Free at last...
The futility of human striving, the irony of results being the negatives of our goals, has been Swarte's inspiration for this portfolio.

On this lines, begins the Joost Swarte's portfolio published in 1981 by Futoropolis. The Dutch comic artist, best known for his clear line style of drawing (characteristic of Hergé's work) was discovered in France in the early seventies thanks to Willem and via Charlie, a monthly magazine of the Editions Du Square.
A Consulter : the website of the artist.

Currently, the librairie Loliée offers :
  • Swarte (Joost). Enfin ! Paris, Futuropolis, 1981, portfolio, in leaves, solid folder illustrated. Firs edition of the portfolio with 8 boards in colors by Joost Swarten, the first numbered and signed.