‘SGF’ is the fictitious, tongue in cheek biography of the renowned Belgian author and editor S.G.F. Spruyt. From his humble beginnings as an untalented yet ambitious artist, to his death in a remote mansion in the Provence, this comic offers the reader a rare insight into the rise and fall of Europe’s foremost comic industrialist.
Prepare your eyeballs for a visual tour de force!The Comics Journal
The universe of S.G.F. is an undiscriminating melting pot of both the high and the low, the past and the present. A place where the bible stands aside vampire kung-fu flicks, and Shakespeare drinks crème de menthe with Virgil and Gilgamesh. The center of this universe: S.G.F. himself. As a grotesque of the classic biography, he brings the genre to absurd new levels of self-worship and megalomania. Through a series of humorous short stories, a kaleidoscopic view of an entire artistic career is created.
Graphically, the stories draw from a wide range of styles. Depending on the topic of the story, its style may vary from nouvelle vague to Marvel Comics to Assyrian artwork. ‘SGF’ is a comic about comics, it’s satire, it’s a Freudian manifestation of the It, it’s a load of nonsense, it’s a declaration of love for pulp culture, but above all, it’s rock & roll.
Bizarre logic, hard-boiled humour and a heterogenous drawing style reminiscent of draughtsmen of the Feraille collectiveNBD Biblion
An appropriate symbiosis of text and graphic elaboration that serves all praise and attentionStripvos Jury