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JOSEPHINE BAKER: The Graphic Novel

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By José-Louis Bocquet. Art by Catel Muller.

A massive 465-page graphic novel relates the unique life of Josephine Baker (1906–1975), just 19 years old when she found herself in Paris in 1925. Overnight, the young American dancer--who often performed topless--became the idol of the Roaring Twenties, captivating Picasso, Cocteau, Le Corbusier, and Simenon. After World War II and her time in the French Resistance, Baker devoted herself to the struggle against racial segregation, publicly battling the humiliations she had for so long suffered personally. Moderate, tasteful nudity and adult situations.

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A massive 465-page graphic novel relates the unique life of Josephine Baker (1906–1975), just 19 years old when she found herself in Paris in 1925. Overnight, the young American dancer--who often performed topless--became the idol of the Roaring Twenties, captivating Picasso, Cocteau, Le Corbusier, and Simenon. After World War II and her time in the French Resistance, Baker devoted herself to the struggle against racial segregation, publicly battling the humiliations she had for so long suffered personally. Moderate, tasteful nudity and adult situations.

In the liberating atmosphere of the 1930s, Baker rose to fame as the first black star on the world stage, from London to Vienna, Alexandria to Buenos Aires. She led by example, and over the course of the 1950s adopted twelve orphans of different ethnic backgrounds: a veritable Rainbow Tribe. A victim of racism throughout her life, Josephine Baker would sing of love and liberty until the day she died.

Here also is an additional 100 pages of documentary material: a 15-page timeline with details on every year of her life; and even more, every character major and minor gets a capsule biography.

Artist Catel specializes in biographies of "Heroines great and small," and won the Angouleme People's Choice First Prize in 2005. Author Bocquet started his career in the pages of Metal Hurlant (the French forerunner of Heavy Metal) and has collaborated with Clerc, Arno, Max, Berthet and many others. He also created biographies of Asterix creator Rene Goscinny and other European and French creators.

 

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Item Code JOSB
Publisher Self Made Hero
Publish Date 2017
ISBN 9781910593295
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x9
# Pages 568pg
Color b&w
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