© 1960~70 Reiser
Last updated on 2012/12/07
"In an age of terrorism, in the age of the Patriot Act — when law enforcement officials have a valid reason to confiscate box cutters, corkscrews or nail clippers, we're going to make assault weapons legal again. It simply boggles the mind." — Michael D. Barnes.
Jean-Marc Reiser (1941-1983) was a french comics author who had his too short career in the 60s and 70s cut down by illness. He had a very crude humor illustrated by simple sketches, touching mainly society, political and sexual issues. He was an ecologist living in a solar house much before it was in fashion and a supporter of feminism long before the term 'politically correct' was made up. His favorite targets were stupidity, soldiers or anyone wearing a uniform, racism, religions and, always, politicians. Always insightful and straight to the point, he inspired generations of comics writers and still is one of my fave writer.
In light of the recent august 2006 airport throes, I've taken the liberty to translate those 4 prophetic pages taken from the album "Vive Les Vacances". Remember this was published in the 60s...