"from Popeye to Persepolis. Comic strips and animated films" has the unique aim of showing the origin and metamorphosis of a new popular culture. It explores the ways in which two arts, comic strip and cartoon , were disseminated and grew together.
Nearly 400 objects and documents (comic strips, drawings, periodicals and printed albums, films, projection equipment and supports, photographs and archive films ...) are presented to visitors.
Charles M. Schulz worked at finding fresh ideas to lend to his cast of characters, sometimes recalling memories from his life or borrowing names of his characters from people he knew. In fact, much of what he poured into Peanuts Schulz drew from his own reality. Drawn from Life takes a closer look at the people and places in Schulz’s world that inspired the now well-known character names, traits, and gags in Peanuts.
Catherine Meurisse publishes in countless newspapers and magazines, including Libération, L’Obs and Revue XXI. She became the first female cartoonist to work at Charlie Hebdo and spent 10 years there.
The comprehensive retrospective at Cartoonmuseum Basel is the first in the German-speaking world to show original drawings from all works by this multi-award-winning artist and presents her recently released book La jeune femme et la mer (The Young Woman and the Sea).
Seventy-Five years after its creation, the anniversary exhibition The Secret of the Swordfish takes a behind-the-scenes look at this masterpiece of the 9th Art and into the intimacy of its visionary creator.
Original strips, sketches, objects and personal accessories of Edgar P. Jacobs will be on display.