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Climate: “The comic strip was for me the best way to transmit”, explains Christophe Blain, cartoonist of the comic strip “Le Monde sans fin”

Climate: "The comic strip was for me the best way to transmit", explains Christophe Blain, cartoonist of the comic strip "Le Monde sans fin"

Comics were the best way for me to convey“explains Christophe Blain, designer and co-author with Jean-Marc Jancovici of comics”The endless world” (Dargaud), the best-selling book in 2022. This graphic novel evokes dependence on fossil fuels and climate change.

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The subject is not necessarily easy to understand, hence the interest of transposing it into a comic strip, because “it’s something you can read at the pace you want“, specifies the designer. The success of the graphic novel shows, according to Christophe Blain, that “this medium is probably very effective, very pleasant and makes you want to understand and act“.

Materializing climate issues

To address such complex subjects, Christophe Blain chose to work with a specialist to better “embody” the story : “The story must become fluid so that readers can follow and relate“, he explains. A choice that is all the more important since information about climate issues can be “anxiety“, “abstract“, “difficult to understand“.”It is absolutely necessary to materialize them, to embody them so that they are accessible and that they become interesting“, continues the designer.

For Christophe Blain, working on this subject is a way to fight against his own eco-anxiety and his own questions: “I continue to be focused on this topic, to understand how to build resilience” in the face of these climate challenges.

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