Her realist style, often in black and white in her early years, is not far off that of Jaques Tardi, Munoz or even Crepax. She went through many ‘modernist’ graphic experimental phases (like Bazooka) before settling on a profoundly original esthetic.
Chantal Montellier is one of the rare comic book artists to have proclaimed (and continue to proclaim) her political and feminist engagement in her work. And it’s not always without consequence. Indeed, her invite to the Lausanne BDfil festival in 2007 was actually cancelled for fear that her presence might bother some of the other authors.
Her personal website serves as a platform for her autobiography, as well as a series of ‘erotic’ albums.
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