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Domitille Collardey: Bureau of Indisputed Truths – The Believer Magazine

Work / Illustration

The vim-happy, multifarious stylings of cartoonist and illustrator Domitille Collardey

After reading her comic in the latest NoBrow compilation (No.7), I’ve got it bad for Domitille Collardey. In multifarious styles the French cartoonist and illustrator (based in Brooklyn) tells stories with a strange wit and little consolation for her characters. In one particular comicstrip series, Bureau of Indisputed Truths, Alfred Hitchcock sports a range of toupees, the unfortunate fate(s) of old-time cultural figures like Nicolas de Stael and Max Linder and Virginia Woolf are played out relatively close to their historical recordings and other four-five panel streams of consciousness cover such disparate and entertaining subjects as lesser known (unrealised) artworks from the greats. Many cartoonists adopt different styles to communicate a story in a different way – most recently Daniel Clowes’ Wilson stands out – and Domitille nails it by working holistically in brush-and-ink with spot on colour and brevity of text.

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Domitille Collardey: Bureau of Indisputed Truths : Nicolas de Stael

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Domitille Collardey: Bureau of Indisputed Truths – The Believer Magazine (USA)

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Domitille Collardey: Fantôme Culotte

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Domitille Collardey: Four writers I like

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Domitille Collardey: Bureau of Indisputed Truths – The Believer Magazine (USA)

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Domitille Collardey