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Author:Frank King



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Un matin de 1921, Walt, célibataire endurci et mécano amateur, ouvre sa porte et découvre, abandonné sur son perron, un nouveau-né : Skeezix. Chef d'œuvre de Frank King, le strip Walt & Skeezix, démarre en réalité dès 1918, comme la chronique, titrée Gasoline Alley, d'une middle-class américaine passionnée d'automobile. Mais l'apparition du bébé Skeezix bouleverse tout cet univers, y compris l'approche de Frank King qui décide, à partir de là, de faire vieillir les personnages au rythme de la parution des strips. Dès lors, les jours qui passent dictent la cadence d'un double apprentissage, de la paternité pour ce vieux garçon un poil empoté, de la vie pour Skeezix — ses premiers pas, son entrée à l'école puis, des années plus tard, son départ pour la guerre... Profondément touchante, cette série dresse ainsi, avec humour et tendresse, les contours de ce qui fait la vie ordinaire et le quotidien, offrant au lecteur un double, un reflet dans lequel reconnaître et apprécier son existence. Le présent livre propose une sélection des plus belles pages du dimanche de Frank King : superbes respirations au strip quotidien — de grand format et en couleurs — elles rendent grâce à ses talents de dessinateur. Promenades, baignades ou parties de campagne : ces pages mettent en avant les joies de l'enfance, les jours heureux des vacances, pendant lesquels la relation filiale se construit avec finesse. Publiées entre 1921 et 1934, ces quatre- vingts planches offrent un aperçu passionnant de cette œuvre vertigineuse et composent une porte d'entrée idéale vers un univers riche et délicat, dont se réclament Chris Ware et les plus grand auteurs anglo-saxons actuels. Immense classique du strip américain, Walt & Skeezix traverse enfin l'Atlantique ; il était plus que temps. Préfaces de Chris Ware et Stéphane Beaujean

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