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Dominique Goblet

Dominique Goblet
Dominique Goblet

(Belgium, 1967) is one of the most important avant-garde comic artists from Brussels. In 2012 she brought out Chronographie, consisting of ten years' worth of weekly drawings made by Goblet and her daughter Nikita for each other. Nikita was 7 when they started the project; you see how her style changes from childish to adolescent to adult. It is a fascinating and intimate book with more than 250 double portaits. Goblet's latest book Meer als het klikt (More if it Clicks) came out in September 2014, a collaboration with German artist Kai Pfeiffer, whom she barely knew at the beginning.The two artists sent each other weekly drawings to compose a visual story. At one moment you are presented with a violent rape scene and the next page features peaceful domesticity. According to Goblet, Meer als het klikt hovers somewhere between comic strip, graphic novel, and contemporary art—a comprehensive volume about love, loneliness, and sex. Goblet also creates paintings and sculptures that are regularly exhibited in Belgium and abroad.

(WU 15 GR)

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  • Winternachten 2015 – SATURDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    The Text of My Life: Dominique Goblet

    In the Filmhuis Studio the festival's guest writers present their favourite literary texts and explain why a particular poem, novel excerpt, or song lyric influenced their life and work. Fado singer Cristina Branco joins in. Which memory, what feeling does this text call up for them? A continuous interview programme, in which the audience also talks with the writers. Hosted by Wim Brands and Fidan Ekiz. In English.

  • Winternachten 2015 – SATURDAY NIGHT UNLIMITED

    Sex, Comics, and Weltschmerz

    Graphic novelists Leela Corman of New York and the Walloon Dominique Goblet engage in conversation with Peter Breedveld about the harsh realities and personal tragedies behind their art, and about the sensual merging of text and drawings. In English.