Melody

Melody Danseuse dans les bars de Montr al au d but des ann es Sylvie Rancourt met la disposition des clients un fascicule exposant en bande dessin e les al as de son m tier L initiative pla t les le

  • Title: Melody
  • Author: Sylvie Rancourt
  • ISBN: 9782910946883
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Danseuse dans les bars de Montr al au d but des ann es 1980, Sylvie Rancourt met la disposition des clients un fascicule exposant, en bande dessin e, les al as de son m tier L initiative pla t, les lecteurs en redemandent.Ce livre reprend les sept num ros de la s rie dessin s par Sylvie Rancourt elle m me, avant qu elle ne s associe avec Jacques Boivin en 1985, pour enDanseuse dans les bars de Montr al au d but des ann es 1980, Sylvie Rancourt met la disposition des clients un fascicule exposant, en bande dessin e, les al as de son m tier L initiative pla t, les lecteurs en redemandent.Ce livre reprend les sept num ros de la s rie dessin s par Sylvie Rancourt elle m me, avant qu elle ne s associe avec Jacques Boivin en 1985, pour en r aliser une version comic book.

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    1. Chris Ware's introduction frames Melody - a compilation of Sylvie Rancourt's self-published autobiographical comics - as "innocent": the "venal adult world" seen through "childlike" eyes. From a technical standpoint you can see what he's getting at, but as a take on the content of this book it's well off the mark. Look past the untutored drawing style and this is not a childlike book - it's the venal adult world presented the way most people who aren't highly acclaimed artists experience it: mat [...]

    2. Pour petites étoiles (que je déteste, comme vous savez), j'ai hésité, car les parties avec son chum m'emmerdaient un peu; par contre, cette relation malsaine mise de l'avant est importante. Le gars est présenté comme un total cave, du moins c'est ce qu'on « devine », mais Melody n'y voit pas grand-chose. Comme c'est un récit autobiographique, on sent bien qu'il y a un recul de l'auteure; mais jamais de « j'vais me faire un personnage full clever après coup pour pas que le monde ME tro [...]

    3. The repackaged, serialized memoirs of Rancourt, telling the somewhat fictionalized (? She calls "herself" Melody in it; she is describing a scene where her fellow characters might not want to be outed) tale of her years as a stripper. Chris Ware and Bernard Joubert write framing essays to help us understand the importance of this project, which they identify as the first comics memoir, which she began publishing in DIY fashion in 1985, only in French, selling it at strip clubs. Now, summer of 20 [...]

    4. Really? A rudimentary comic memoir (BEFORE COMIC MEMOIRS WERE A THING GUYS) about being a stripper? It's impossible to put down? Who'da thunk. It's almost like outsider art -- it's so sincere, straightforward, and wide-eyed, without being like ooh isn't this super-racy or aren't I wild and crazy for doing these things. Just like, stripping kind of stinks but also it is just a living, and also my boyfriend is a jerk, but eh, whatever, eventually I quit that junk. And she does, hooray! This is so [...]

    5. I've read a lot of stripper memoirs (I have eclectic reading tastes) and this graphic novel memoir didn't really do it for me. This memoir takes place in Canada during the 1980's, Melody and her dead beat boyfriend are broke and unemployed so he pressures her into being an exotic dancer while he peddles dope. Melody starts off as young and naive and quickly grows jaded and tired of her boyfriend's lying, cheating, and stealing.Not enough to leave him though. There are multiple "chapters" and eac [...]

    6. What a wonderful book. The complexity of the story and its subject matter pair so well with the simple drawings, dialogue, and lack of character development. And even though her drawing style seems, at first glance, to be very amateurish, her composition proves her competency as an artist. Hard to believe it was made in the 80s!

    7. one of the best comics memoirs. i want to emphasize that the art is indeed gorgeous, not childish or elementary.

    8. Este libro es especial.Estaba inclinada a pensarlo cuando me lo llevé prestado, ya que una pegatina en el plastificado de la biblioteca lo anunciaba. Donde el resto de volúmenes lleva un código de barras, éste tiene un párrafo enmarcado. Dice así:«Por fin editado en Francia, este cómic en su origen autoeditado y distribuido en Québec hace 28 años marcó la vanguardia del relato autobiográfico. Su autora, auténtica pionera, nos brinda su experiencia como bailarina de striptease en loc [...]

    9. This really is a classic of autobiographical comics. Rancourt is super honest in her recounting of her time as a nude dancer and the struggles she had with her not so great husband. You can see her forming herself as a person through the story and even in the writing and art of the comics. I think it is an amazing thing, so see someone emerge through art and self disclosure.

    10. Fascinating, hard to put down graphic collection originally published in Canada in 1985. The main character melody is quite sympathetic, and I was disappointed that the book ended as I was willing to keep reading more episodes.Chris Ware provides an interesting introduction.

    11. The questionable reality of this zine-style comic is interesting and complements the gritty story; without that 4th-wall break at the end of every chapter, the cardboard characters wouldn't stand up. The characters are depressingly real and the scene is well-explored, for all its point-of-view limitations. That said, the art is just not good enough to tell the story properly. The graphic novel format is one that demands the art at least suffice for and at best lend additional semantic content to [...]

    12. I read this because a patron contested its inclusion in the library's collection. It is definitely a book for adults, but because of Melody's optimism and childlike naivete, the reader is drawn to her and roots for things to work out well for her. There is plenty of adult content in the form of sex and nudity (to be expected if you read the title) but it isn't salacious and it's clear it's the reason Melody's telling her story is to share as opposed to titillate. Even Nick, who is as deadbeat-bo [...]

    13. I get the concept of this graphic novel but the art style killed me. I found after a while, my eyes started to go blurry because I just couldn't invest myself in the characters. That's also probably because you just couldn't like the characters. I got nothing from them and I just could careless what happened to them. It's also very grim but that's the reality of this story. I thought it would remind me of "Call Me Sasha" but unfortunately for me, it didn't.I just found it very hard to get throug [...]

    14. via NYPL - In the mid-80s, Rancourt chronicled her life as a nude dancer in clubs in Montreal. While the art is crude at best, Rancourt's honesty and lack of mission statement make this book a real winner. She's able to share her life - with all its good intentions and bad choices - without judging anybody involved, allowing all the characters' actions and words to speak for themselves and giving readers the freedom to observe and react in their own way to her unsparing honesty. It's a worthwhil [...]

    15. I tried to be open minded but the whole drug dealing boyfriend thing is too gritty for my tastes. Also there's a permeating air of homophobia throughout the first section. Abandoning this. It's honestly making me nauseous which is disappointing because I've read many good reviews of it through feminist sources.

    16. This was on a "must-read graphic novels by Canadian women" list. It's very sweet and earnest. No apologies for the career chosen, just stories from her life.NSFW read - lots of nudity, but it's tasteful. More of a "nudity as everyday" tone over being gratuitous. The stories, while not deep, are very thoughtful, making for a compelling read.

    17. The art and storytelling are amateurish, but those primitive qualities help offset the sordid details of the story by adding innocence and charm. A collection of mini-comics from the 1980s, this work is more a series of vignettes than a true graphic novel though Rancourt does manage to pull together some of the elements and characters from previous chapters for the final episode.

    18. If this is meant to be smut, there's no doubt that it isn't good smut. If this is meant to be literature, the art and storytelling are just a bit too nondescript to hold my interest, but then again, folk art was never really to my taste.

    19. I found this work more interesting as a historical/cultural document than anything. Aesthetically, there's not much here. But if you go into Melody with that understanding, it's notable as an early example of autobiographical comics.

    20. Another graphic novel that is simply drawn, but sends a strong message. "Melody" ends on a cliff-hanger, but I sure hope she dumped Nick, because he was a serious user and a real scumbag!

    21. J'ai beaucoup aimé! C'est sûr que le dessin n'est pas au niveau des bédéistes actuel, mais l'histoire et surtout le ton m'ont accrochée.

    22. Interesting at first, but the story grew redundant, and I sometimes had trouble telling the different characters apart. Too many scumbags to count.

    23. This was listed on Panels' 2015 Best Comics. The illustrations are explicit but I found it to be very innocent and honest.

    24. I liked the naif style and it started well but then got, dare I say it?, boring. It really suffered from the lack of any narrative thread.

    25. I really enjoyed Melody. Although it's a story about a stripper it's not overly sexual or crude. In these collection of stories you simply see a woman trying her best to make it and she just happens to be a nude dancer. I found her boyfriend, Nick, to be insufferable because he's the worst and I really hope that Melody got away from him and all his get rich quick schemes. The way that Sylvie recounts these stories and interactions is fun and lighthearted even when the situation may actually be a [...]

    26. Rancourt published a series of zine-like memoirs in the 1980s about her experiences of moving to Montreal from rural Quebec and dancing in strip clubs. The series has gone through multiple reincarnations and translations, but are presented here as a collection with her original drawings.I really wanted to love this, but I just didn't. The characterization is clunky, even with Melody and her boyfriend is so terrible. On one hand the frame of the strip clubs is really great, but I was expecting a [...]

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