screenwriter Hubert and designer Zanzim received two awards on Monday, the Landerneau comic book prize and the RTL comic book Grand Prix.
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Skin of Man
or love without straitjacket or barriers
The album, published by Glénat, tells the story of a young girl from the Italian Renaissance who puts on a man's skin - a secret bequeathed by the women of her family - to explore worlds that would normally be closed to her.
These are posthumous rewards for Hubert, who ended his life in February, a few months before the publication of the book.
I think Hubert would have been very, very proud,
" cartoonist Zanzim told RTL, saying he was happy to have reached more than 100,000 readers, "
not a readership who necessarily reads only comics
Major social issues
The president of the Landerneau jury, designer Catherine Meurisse, in a press release hailed an "
" which "
celebrates love, practiced in tights and doublets as in petticoats
Few of the albums which resonate so precisely with current issues, such as feminism, religious fanaticism, or gender transformation
," RTL wrote on its website.
A classic in the making,
selected in Angoulême, is much more than a manifesto against homophobia.
The couple, tolerance, discrimination, the hypocrisy of certain dogmas, the discovery of one's body and one's sexuality, so many subjects which are tackled without make-up through this magnificent fable.
Hubert, the screenwriter who has tragically left us, leaves behind a humanist work which tackles major social questions with disturbing accuracy.
“This is the album that Hubert had always wanted to make. Hubert's wish not to judge someone by their choices of sexuality. Let’s hope that it will make the humanity of people evolve, ”
“This is the album that Hubert had always wanted to make.
Hubert's wish not to judge someone by their choices of sexuality.
Let’s hope that it will make the humanity of people evolve, ”
declared the designer to Le Figaro last June.
The Hubert-Zanzim duo has been formed over years of collaboration.
Since 2002, a kind of osmosis has settled between these two comrades carried by the same artistic vision.
In 2013, revived by the demonstrations against homosexuality, Hubert signed a manifesto entitled “
This virulent and vindictive pamphlet laid the foundations for what, seven years later, would become the comic strip,
A work where poetry has supplanted anger.