Saturday 5 February 2011

“Kiki never do the same thing for three days in a row – never, never, never!”

évanouissement maintenant!
In the bohemian and brilliant Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki escaped poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between the wars.

Partner to Man Ray, she would be immortalised by Kisling, Foujita, Per Krohg, Calder, Utrillo and Léger.

The muse of a generation, she was one of the first emancipated women of the 20th century, making her mark with her freedom of style, word and thought learned from the school of life. 

“Catel and Bocquet paint a passionate and tender
portrait of the woman who became the companion to
Foujita and Man Ray, and a friend to Modigliani
Duchamp, Cocteau, Desnos and Aragon”

– Le Figaro

“An intoxicating recreation of an extraordinary

icon of Twenties Paris”

– Paul Gravett

People’s Choice Award – First Prize
– Angouleme Festival 2008 

This is the first time that this multi-award-winning graphic
novel has been published in English

KIKI’s author, José-Louis Bocquet, began his career as a
comics scriptwriter for the famous sci-fi and horror magazine,
Métal Hurlant published by French comics legend, Moebius

José-Louis lives and works in Paris. Aside from comic
albums, he is the author of eight novels and many literary

 KIKI’s artist, Catel (Catherine) Muller, lives and works in Paris. 
She is a renowned illustrator of graphic novels and comic strips.

Before winning awards for KIKI, Catel won the prestigious People’s Choice Prize (2005) at Angoulême festival: Europe’s largest comics festival.

Heroines (ie Kiki, Piaf, Dolor) are a
constant feature of Catel’s work

 Black & White / 416pp paperback / £15 
Published by SelfMadeHero


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