Le bande dessinée: Slovenian Classics
Yesterday I had a pleasure to meet a master of slovenian bande dessinée Mr. Tomaž Lavrič. This is how he makes an autograph in a book; anyone who knows his brilliant comic book Sokol in Golobica, will recognize our current prime minister Borut Pahor.
Tomaž Lavrič has edited a wonderful book and yesterday was also a day of that brand new book: Slovenski klasiki (Slovenian Classics), a collection of Slovenian comics. A nicely wrapped volume is full of either tongue in check either acid, sardonic or sarcastic humor, spiced social and political critique and is last but not least an exhibition of unique points of view of many authors, which through the years contributed to the comic strip pages in weekly magazine Mladina.
For those who are unfortunately not familiar with the specifics of Slovenian social life, literature, mainstream and high culture, not to mention Slovenian language itself, it would be hard to see the whole value of this marvelous collection. Because books are like people. Some are born to be colorfull, glittering, loud and … daft. The other are born with souls old and uncostumized, uncut and heavy to break into an easy going mould. Slovenian Classics is the other.
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