“Trondheim suggests a French Woody Allen... Trondheim evokes, with the deft scrappiness of his agitated, angular figures, the universality of so many of our concerns and insecurities, and the completeness with which they surround us.” (Max Winter - Boston Globe
“Some of the very first autobiographical works on the French bande dessinée
scene, these little gems were a genuine game-changer for cartoonists and storytellers... Trondheim’s cartoon interior catalogue is always a supremely rewarding and enjoyable experience…” (Win Wiacek - Now Read This!
“Trondheim, a 2006 Angouleme Festival Grand Prize winner, creates autobiographical sketches with a Seinfeld-ian mania for capturing the quotidian details of normal life, particularly its irritations.” (Publishers Weekiy
“Trondheim… is truly at the height of his powers in Approximate Continuum Comics
.” (Rob Clough - The Comics Journal
“...Approximate Continuum Comics
consistently hits the pleasure points afforded by great cartooning and a wicked sense of humor, and should be fair comfort to anyone that feels they're at a point in their life when they need to give themselves a good talking-to.” (Tom Spurgeon - The Comics Reporter
“The fact is, there aren't too many cartoonists who can do this kind of work today, period. And there weren't many who could do it a decade ago, which is how old this material is.... At $19 for 144 pages' worth of material, the book is worth the price.” (Augie De Blieck Jr. - Comic Book Resources
About the Author
(one of the co-founders of the comics collective L’Association) lives and works in Montpellier, France. He won the career-spanning Angoulême International Comics Festival Grand Prize in 2006.