It Don't Come Easy by Dupuy And BerberianIt Don't Come Easy by Dupuy And Berberian

It Don't Come Easy

byDupuy And Berberian

Paperback | January 16, 2018

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The award-winning Monsieur Jean series tackles the complexities of everyday lifeSince the character of Monsieur Jean first walked onto the page in 1998, he has endeared himself to readers, maturing with each frantic, surreal, heart-warming episode. Beginning as a young Parisian bachelor, defeatist writer, and urban bon vivant, Jean has reluctantly transitioned into a family man of forty, learning how to live with, and ultimately love those around him unconditionally.

Constantly surrounded by a group of childhood classmates, an unbearably idealistic live-in friend Felix and his adopted son, Eugene, as well as his sweet daughter Julie, Jean questions life and those of others in an honest and endearing way; his unmistakable joie de vivre always undermined by a palpable sense of cynicism. The joy of these award-winning cartoons stems from that fact that Jean?s weaknesses are our own; his doubts about life, universal; his relentless quest for happiness understood.

With their unique collaboration, both writing and drawing each Monsieur Jean story, celebrated French cartoonists Dupuy & Berberian prove time and time again just how powerful and seductive a simple, yet elegantly told story can be.
Renowned Parisian cartoonists Charles Berberian and Philippe Dupuy met and began collaborating on a number of fanzines in the early 1980s. Since then, the pair have become known as two of the most important figures in French cartooning today; their collection of comics, illustrations, and art books over the last thirty years garne...
Title:It Don't Come EasyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.97 × 6.78 × 0.78 inPublished:January 16, 2018Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770462880

ISBN - 13:9781770462885

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Editorial Reviews

The ? artwork is breezy, simple and very European (everyone's got gigantic, near-abstract noses, and the landscapes of Paris and Lisbon are lovingly caricatured); its smooth playfulness helps to alleviate the sting of its well-aimed darts toward the moments when the bohemian life begins to curdle."- Publishers Weekly |