comic art by Cartier

Éric Cartier describes himself as a self-taught voyeur. He made his debut in 1989 with 'La Mer à Boire' (written by De Naegelen), and, in the same year, the science fiction story 'Caste Magnétique'. After a long stay in the United States, he illustrated James Rose's 'Tompkins Square Santera'. When in Jamaica, he created and self-produced 'Flip in Paradise'. Back in Europe, he teamed up with artist Joan and founded the International Stakhano Association. This association promotes small-press productions and organizes exhibitions.

Apart from his editorial activities, Cartier created albums like 'Tutti Frutti Music', 'Tutti Frutti Pin Up' and 'Europiccolo'. He also worked for Spirou magazine. After producing 'Drylander' for Soleil in 1999, he teamed up with Lewis Trondheim and pursued the series 'Kaput & Zösky' at Delcourt from 2002.

In 2018 Cartier published 'One Two Three Four Ramones', a biographical graphic novel about the U.S. punk band Ramones. The script was written by Xavier Bétaucourt and Bruno Cadène. The book is unusual in the sense that everything is told from the point-of-view of Dee Dee Ramone, the band's bass player who had  particularly rough life. Eric Cartier visited Lambiek on 31 August 2018 to sign copies of this book in our store. Cartier's style is fast and colorful, and displays a definite sense of fun in his drawing.

Cartier paid tribute to Nikita Mandryka in the collective comic book 'Tronches de Concombre' (Dupuis, 1995). He made a graphic contribution to the book 'Françaises, Français, Belges, Belges, Lecteur Chéri, Mon Amour' (Jungle!, 2005), in which comic artists illustrated short stories by comedian Pierre Desproges. He additionally made a graphic contribution to the anti-racism collective comic book 'Rire Contre Le Racisme' (Jungle!, 2006).

Virtual, by Cartier

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