Gouffre, is the third issue of a comics anthology by illustrators Sammy Stein, Alexis Beauclair, Bettina Henni and Severine Bascouert. Following issues Lagon and Volcan, the anthology sits between annual magazine and art book, and is an illustrated treasure-trove of 36 international artists.
With familiar names such as Marie Jacotey, Samplerman, and Jean-Philippe Bretin gracing its pages, Gouffre is an opportunity to catch up with your favourite illustrators and discover some talented new ones. Together, Alexis Beauclair and Sammy Stein “watch daily for new artists whose editorial or plastic approach resonates with the concept of the journal, narrative experiments and daring graphics,” the collective explains. “We celebrate new ways of drawing and narrating: minimal, maximal, without heroes, without characters, made of sensations or of emptiness, mute, aesthetic, close to abstraction, inspired by contemporary art, architecture, video games or graphic design.”
After spending the past two weeks in the French alps shaping the book together, it is now available as a riso, silkscreen and offset printed beauty. To celebrate its launch an exhibition showcasing details and extracts from Gouffre takes place at agnès b in Paris until 18 February 2017.
About the Author
Lucy joined It’s Nice That as an editorial assistant in July 2016 after graduating from Chelsea College of Art. In October 2016 she became a staff writer on the editorial team and in January 2019 was made It’s Nice That’s deputy editor. Feel free to get in contact with Lucy about new and upcoming creative projects or editorial ideas for the site.