After a chaotic election campaign marked by scandals and the internal division of the two major political parties in the country, French people finally elected last May their new president: Emmanuel Macron. This new political actor’s personality is as much intriguing than a subject to criticism. Who is really Emmanuel Macron? What is his project for France?
Editorial cartoonists from all around the world share their points of view on the new French president in this special-edition, published in Cartooning for Peace and éditions Gallimard collection – available in French bookstores from October 12th.
In this album, writer and philosopher Régis Debray reviews the 100 first days of Emmanuel Macron. A selection of 120 political cartoons complete his commentaries, exploring each step of the quinquennat’s beginning.
The special-edition is a great addition to the Cartooning for Peace collection, since four albums are already published. Each thematic 120-page book is prefaced by an expert and explores a subject of topical interest through sixty editorial cartoons from all over the world.
The four first books were published on May 11th, on the themes of Europe, the refugee crisis, the role of women and the USA after Trump’s election. The prefaces were written by Daniel Cohn-Bendit for Désunion Européenne (European Disunion), Benjamin Stora for Tous migrants ! (All migrants !), Elisabeth Badinter for Place aux femmes ! (Make way for women !) and Eric Fottorino for DéTrumpez-vous ! (Trumping Trump !).
Editions Gallimard – 144 pages, 120 cartoons, 19.90 euros
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