Thursday, November 27, 2014

Rereading Bernard Prince

...Hermann and Greg's updating of classic adventure strips like Terry and the Pirates.
They have basically the same main characters: The hero, the boy and the clown. Compared to Caniff's strip, though, Bernard Prince has no interesting female characters. There is no Burma or Dragon Lady. What it does have is mother nature as a villain. Volcanos, tornadoes, deserts, jungles: Hermann excels at drawing these things. And it's just interesting to see how his drawing style changes from the first couple of stories to the last album, Le Port des Fous.

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