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Max BaitingerRöhner


P. is a loner, he must live with his neuroses. Thus all aspects of his existence are adjusted to the millimeter. Everything is in its place, in order and tidy. Its coffee, above all, must be hot and well filtered. His little personal comfort is based on sequenced rituals. Everything went well until Röhner arrived. When this old friend arrives at home, his daily life turns into a real hell. The worst part is that this clumsy squatter doesn’t seem to want to leave so soon. P. conceives all possible and imaginable scenarios to get rid of this unwanted guest once and for all.

From then on reality is distorted to the rhythm of its fatal fantasies. The clear, schematic and geometric line, which fits perfectly to the universe of the protagonist, is then episodically held of more abstract and expressionistic forms. Max Baitinger, of whom Röhner is the first book translated into French, practices the delicate art of humor pince-sans-rire and fills his story with bold graphic and narrative finds. It is one of the few young authors who breathe a wind of renewal into the world the German comic strip.

  • L'employé du moi
  • Language French
  • Release2021
  • Pages216
  • Format20.5 x 15.5 cm
  • ISBN9782390040828

Signaturewith Yves Depelsenaire for "Éloge de Marcel Broodthaers", on Thursday 14 April 2022 Booklaunch of the first 3 catalogues of the graduates of the École supérieure des arts de l’image Le 75, on Thursday 28 April 2022

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