Pen and ink drawing by Laurent Lolmède
Laurent Lolmède at the Bibliothèque Faidherbe (April 2012)
Born in 1965 in Figeac, France, Laurent Lolmède is an illustrator, cartoonist, and comic book author. Since 1995, he has been working as a cartoonist for the daily press and publishing houses. He has several published editions of his work, including, but not limited to, the collection Moins X Avant 2000
, Brut de Carnet
and Brut de Comix
The most striking characteristic of Lolmède’s body of work is his extraordinary attention to detail in depicting scenes from daily life. “La tombe de Jim Morrison, c’était mieux dans les années 80” (“Jim Morrison’s grave was better in the 80s”) is a phenomenal rendering of the spirited gatherings at Jim’s grave during the 80s. It’s all there: the graffiti, the bust, the drugs and alcohol, fans partying, the cats… and much more. The spectacularly accurate and abundant details make this pen and ink drawing an exceptional historical and artistic documentation of Jim’s grave.
Illustration by Xavier Marchand
Unusually, Père Lachaise was in the news several times this week: Oscar Wilde’s newly renovated gravestone (now with a fancy glass barrier unlike Jim’s ghastly metal one), more Hollywood stars visiting the cemetery and of course Jim’s birthday coming soon on December 8. Continue reading