Exhibition “Comès and the War” at the Piconrue Museum

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From October 30, 2021 to February 6, 2022, enjoy the exhibition "Comès and the War" at the Piconrue Museum of the Great Ardennes, which is part of a program of commemorative events of the Battle of the Bulge.

A representation of war by the master of the 9th art

The subject of war runs through the entire work of the cartoonist Didier Comès. For reasons that go back to his childhood in a region with a double Germanic and French-speaking culture, the author is especially sensitive to this theme. Dieter Hermann Comès was born in 1942 in Sourbrodt, in the French-speaking canton of Malmedy, which, together with Eupen and Staint Vith, form the three cantons of the east. During the Battle of the Bulge, the Eastern Cantons suffered particularly from Hitler’s last offensive. In his illustrations, Comès shows that conflicts often break out under futile pretexts which then turn into tragedy. Comès came to Bastogne with his great friend Hugo Pratt (Corto Maltès), who also shared a taste for mystery and melancholy. The last work of Comès “Dix de Der” still evokes the war, its cruelty, and life after death. The current exhibition presents 70 original pieces made by the artist in Indian ink—a collection of a master of black and white comics which is not to be missed.

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Place en Piconrue, 2
6600 Bastogne
Country Belgium
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