Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Renee French

I was recently alerted to the fact that the talented and exceedingly original artist Renee French has a blog. I've uploaded one of her recent images here. I first learned about her work in 1997 when a friend had copies of Grit Bath, published in 1994 by Fantagraphics. I've tried to amass all of her published work - she's among the few comic book authors who inspires such fascination in me. I was beyond excited when I found her children's book The Soap Lady (inspired by an exhibit at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia) in a store in Amsterdam in 2001. Definitely visit her blog. It's worth encountering her drawings directly since their aura almost defies description.