Le Fils du Roi - 50 Watts
Eric Lambé is a pioneering figure in the modern Franco-Belgian movement towards a more poetic expression of the comics form, drawing from broader traditions of drawing, painting and printmaking. Active since the 1990s, Lambé has produced a number of books, both alone and in collaboration, for publishers large and small. His masterpiece Le Fils du Roi (“The King’s Son”) was published byFrémok last year. The book refers to pieces by Balthus, Picasso, and other high art touchstones, but their inclusion here seems to be as personal to Lambé as the highly specific objects, gestures and dreamlike images that constitute this jaw-dropping and mesmerizing work. The original artwork for this book was exhibited at Paris’s Galerie Martel this past winter, and Lambé will make a rare North American tour this spring.