Throughout the first quarter of this year, the Comics Art Museum is hosting a series of masterclasses. Once a month, we will be welcoming a renowned author. The author will give a talk on the theme and/or angle of his or her choice.
These topics will be presented in the language preferred by the artist.
- Thursday 14/12 – Masterclass with Benoît Peeters (sign up here)
- Thursday 11/01 – Masterclass Jean-Christophe Deveney (sign up here)
BENOÎT PEETERS – 14/12
© Photo Casterman // Benedicte Maindiaux
Benoît Peeters, born in 1956, is a writer, screenwriter and editor.
He is a Hergé specialist and has written three books about this topic: Le Monde d’Hergé, Hergé fils de Tintin and Lire Tintin, les bijoux ravis. Both a theorist and critic with a wide range of interests, he wrote numerous essays on comics, scripts and collaborative writing, as well as on Jacques Derrida, Paul Valéry, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Sándor Ferenczi, Jirô Taniguchi and Chris Ware.
His long collaboration with cartoonist François Schuiten led to the creation of the Cités obscures cycle. Fifteen albums have been published so far, winning several awards and they have been translated all over the world.
Benoît Peeters is passionate about stories in all their forms and has collaborated with other cartoonists such as Aurélia Aurita and Frédéric Boilet, photographer Marie-Françoise Plissart and filmmaker Raoul Ruiz. He held the “artistic creation” chair at the Collège de France in 2022-2023, where he taught the poetry of comics.
You can register for Benoît Peeters’ masterclass here.