Jacques Tardi

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Tardi
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Jacques Tardi at BDFil 2021
BornJacques Tardi
(1946-08-30) 30 August 1946 (age 75)
Valence, Drôme, France
NationalityFrench
Area(s)Writer, Artist
Notable works
Adieu, Brindavoine
Adèle Blanc-Sec
It Was the War of the Trenches
Griffu
Ici Même
Tueur de cafards
Awardsfull list

Jacques Tardi (French: [taʁdi]; born 30 August 1946) is a French comic artist. He is often credited solely as Tardi.

Biography[edit]

Tardi was born on 30 August 1946 in Valence, Drôme. After graduating from the École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon and the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris, he started drawing comics in 1969, at the age of 23, in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Pilote, initially illustrating short stories written by Jean Giraud and Serge de Beketch, before creating the political fiction story Rumeur sur le Rouergue from a scenario by Pierre Christin in 1972.[1][2]

In the English language, many of Tardi's books are published by Fantagraphics Books, edited and translated by Fantagraphics' co-founder Kim Thompson.[3]

In 2013, Tardi was nominated as a Chevalier in France's Legion of Honour, the country's highest distinction.[4] However, he turned down the distinction, citing that he will "remain a free man and not be held hostage by any power whatsoever."[5]

Awards[edit]

– Grand Prix for Black Humor[2]
– Knighted in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France
– Best German-language Comic/Comic-related Publication at the Max & Moritz Prizes, Germany
– nominated for the Prix de la critique and the Canal BD Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 2003: nominated for the Audience Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 2004: nominated for Best American Edition of Foreign Material at the Harvey Awards, U.S.[6]
  • 2005: nominated for Award for a Series at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 2006: nominated for the Award for Best Comic Book and the Audience Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival
  • 2006: Special Prize for outstanding life's work at the Max & Moritz Prizes, Germany
– nominated for the Grand Prix Saint-Michel
  • 2007: nominated for the Grand Prix Saint-Michel[7]
  • 2010: nominated for the Press Prize at the Prix Saint-Michel[8]
  • 2011: winner of two Eisner Awards
  • 2021: winner of Einhard-Preis[9]

Bibliography[edit]

Scenario and artwork[edit]

  • Adieu Brindavoine [fr] followed by La Fleur au fusil (Casterman, 1974)
  • Le Démon des glaces [fr] (with characters by Léo Malet) (Casterman, 1974), ISBN 2-205-00857-9
  • La Véritable Histoire du soldat inconnu [fr] (Futuropolis, 1974)
  • Mouh Mouh [fr] (Yellow Submarine, 1979)
  • Déprime (Futuropolis, 1981)
  • Le Trou d'obus [fr] (Imagerie Pellerin, 1984), ISBN 2-86207-073-4
  • C'était la guerre des tranchées (Casterman, 1993), ISBN 2-203-35905-6
  • Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (Casterman, 1976–2007)
    1. "Adèle et la bête" (1976), ISBN 2-203-30501-0
    2. "Le Démon de la tour Eiffel" (1976), ISBN 2-203-30502-9
    3. "Le Savant fou" (1977), ISBN 2-203-30503-7
    4. "Momies en folie" (1978), ISBN 2-203-30504-5
    5. "Le Secret de la salamandre" (1981), ISBN 2-203-30506-1
    6. "Le Noyé à deux têtes" (1985), ISBN 2-203-30507-X
    7. "Tous des monstres !" (1994), ISBN 2-203-30508-8
    8. "Le Mystère des profondeurs" (1998), ISBN 2-203-30509-6
    9. "Le Labyrinthe infernal" (2007), ISBN 978-2-203-00736-9
  • Putain de Guerre! [fr] (Casterman, 2008), ISBN 2203017392
  • Moi, René Tardi, Prisonnier de guerre – stalag IIB (Casterman, 2012), ISBN 978-2-203-04898-0

Adaptations[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Scenario[edit]

  • Le voyage d'Alphonse (artwork by Antoine Leconte) (Duculot, 2003)

Sketchbooks[edit]

Illustrated novels[edit]

Céline adaptations:

Jules Verne adaptations:

Novel[edit]

  • Rue des Rebuts (Alain Beaulet, 1990)

In English[edit]

  • Adèle and the BeastAdèle et la bête (NBM Publishing 1990), ISBN 0-918348-85-4
  • The Demon of the Eiffel TowerLe Démon de la tour Eiffel (NBM Publishing, 1990), ISBN 1-56163-001-2
  • The Mad Scientist and Mummies on ParadeLe Savant fou and Momies en folie (NBM Publishing, 1996), ISBN 1-56163-156-6
  • The Secret of the SalamanderLe Secret de la salamandre (NBM Publishing, 1992)
  • The Bloody Streets of Paris120, rue de la Gare (iBooks, 2003), ISBN 0-7434-7448-1
  • West Coast BluesLe petit bleu de la côte ouest (Fantagraphics, 2009), ISBN 978-1-60699-295-1
  • You Are ThereIci Même (Fantagraphics, 2009), ISBN 978-1-60699-294-4
  • It Was the War of the TrenchesC'était la guerre des tranchées (Fantagraphics, 2010) ISBN 978-1-60699-353-8
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Vol. 1: Pterror Over Paris and The Eiffel Tower DemonAdèle et la bête and Le Démon de la tour Eiffel (Fantagraphics, 2010), ISBN 978-1-60699-382-8
  • The Arctic MarauderLe Démon des glaces (Fantagraphics, 2011) ISBN 978-1-60699-435-1
  • Like a Sniper Lining Up His ShotLa Position du tireur couché (Fantagraphics, 2011), ISBN 978-1-60699-448-1
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Vol. 2: The Mad Scientist and Mummies on ParadeLe Savant fou and Momies en folie (Fantagraphics, 2011), ISBN 978-1-60699-493-1
  • Goddamn This WarPutain de Guerre! (Fantagraphics, 2013), ISBN 978-1-60699-582-2
  • Run Like Crazy Run Like HellÔ dingos, ô châteaux! (Fantagraphics, 2015), ISBN 978-1-60699-620-1
  • Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge: A Nestor Burma MysteryBrouillard au pont de Tolbiac (Fantagraphics, 2017), ISBN 978-1606997055
  • I, Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB (Fantagraphics, 2018), ISBN 978-1683961086
  • I, Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB Vol. 2: My Return Home (Fantagraphics, 2019), ISBN 978-1683961796
  • I, Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB Vol. 3: After the War (Fantagraphics, 2020), ISBN 978-1683963660
  • Streets of Paris, Streets of Murder: The Complete Noir Stories of Manchette & Tardi Vol. 1 – Collects Griffu & West Coast Blues (Fantagraphics, 2020), ISBN 978-1683962861
  • Streets of Paris, Streets of Murder: The Complete Noir Stories of Manchette & Tardi Vol. 2 – Collects Like a Sniper Lining Up His Shot & Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell (Fantagraphics, 2020), ISBN 978-1683963202
  • Farewell, Brindavoine (Fantagraphics, 2021), ISBN 978-1683964339

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Olivier Maltret, Presque tout Tardi (Sapristi, 1996), ISBN 2-911429-01-X
  • Michel Boujut, Tardi par la fenêtre (Christian Desbois, 1996)
  • Numa Sadoul, Tardi. Entretiens. (Niffle, 2000)

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