REF : MICHETZ-SO-34
Only 1 in stock
Signed and numbered screen print, limited to 85 copies, by Marc Michetz: Kogaratsu - The Steps.
Support : heavyweight vellum ragpaper 280g/m²
Dimensions : 30 x 40 cm
Frame option :
Quality wooden frame flat profile width 2.5 cm matt black color with smooth texture.
Made in France.
Kogaratsu is a comic book series created by Bosse (writer) and Marc Michetz (art and colors). Published in Spirou starting from February 1983, it has been released in album format by Dupuis since 1985. To date, the series consists of 13 volumes, with the last one published in 2014.
In 1610, on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, Nakamura Kogaratsu is a talented, arrogant, and promising young samurai. However, after incurring the wrath of the local shogun, whom he had fallen in love with his niece, he must flee. Becoming a ronin (masterless samurai), he travels the roads of medieval Japan, offering his services as a warrior. Over time, he becomes more mature and wiser, fighting against the injustices he encounters.
The series allows Michetz to express his passion for this imagined Japan, its martial arts, and its culture of honor.
Marc MICHETZ, whose real name is Degroide, is a Belgian cartoonist. He first worked at the studio Graton (created by Jean Graton, the author of Michel Vaillant), before publishing in the Journal de Tintin, then in Spirou.
It is there, from 1983, on scenarios of Bosse, he creates the character of Kogaratsu, emblematic samurai wandering (since without master) through Medieval Japan, offering his services of warrior or saving the widow and the orphan, and thus living a thousand adventures.
Michetz, whose precise, strong and very realistic line is perfectly suited to his adventures, but also to the more erotic illustrations he always finds in the land of the Rising Sun.