The Adventures of Jodelle
|Created by||Guy Peellaert, Pierre Bartier|
|Full name||The Adventures of Jodelle|
|Formats||Original material for the series has been published as a set of graphic novels.|
|Creator(s)||Guy Peellaert, Pierre Bartier|
|The series has been reprinted, at least in part, in English.|
The Adventures of Jodelle (original title Les Aventures de Jodelle) is a 1966 French erotic comic drawn by Guy Peellaert and scripted by Pierre Bartier. Drawings and screenplay were deeply influenced by Pop Art. Many of the characters looks were taken from public pop figures of the past and present; Jodelle herself looks like French singer Sylvie Vartan, stereotyped as the girl next door fiancée, while other characters are look-alikes of Emperor Augustus, The Beatles, Pope Paul VI, James Bond, Marquis de Sade, Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Jesus Christ. In a Pop version of Imperial Rome, neon ads promote "stripteases and Christian slaughters."
This work is associated with the sexual revolution. The struggle for sexual freedom in comics was most prominently conducted in France through emancipated female charactes like Barbarella (1962), Jodelle (1966), Pravda (1968), Saga de Xam (1967), Pichard's Paulette (1971), and Scarlet Dream (1981). (Although some considered Jodelle a more sophisticated and intellectually ambitious product than his more famous precursor Barbarella.) Works in this trend outside France include Phoebe Zeit-Geist (1965) and Vampirella (1969) in the US, Modesty Blaise (1963) in the UK, Valentina (1965) and Angiolini's Isabella (1966) in Italy.
- Favari, Pietro (1996) Le nuvole parlanti: un secolo di fumetti tra arte e mass media (in Italian)
- Laterza, Rossella and Vinella, Marisa (1980) Le donne di carta: personaggi femminili nella storia del fumetto (in Italian)
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