The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 Friday, November 27, 2020


US surfing book wins top French graphic novel prize
"In Waves", 27-year-old Dungo's first book, has been compared to William Finnegan's meditative Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life".



PARIS (AFP).- The American writer AJ Dungo won one of France's top graphic novel prizes Wednesday for his heart-breaking tale of love, loss and surfing, "In Waves".

Dungo's acclaimed story is on one level a sideways history of surfing's Hawaiian pioneers and how the Malibu wave rider Tom Blake revolutionised board design.

But it was the powerful parallel narrative of Dungo's own tragic love for his late partner Kristen Tuason, a fellow surf fanatic who died of bone cancer, which moved the judges of the BD Fnac/France Inter prize.

Tuason helped the Florida-born illustrator, who lives in Los Angeles, overcome his fear of the sea before her death aged 25 in 2016.

"In Waves", 27-year-old Dungo's first book, has been compared to William Finnegan's meditative Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life".

Drawn in steely aquatic greeny-blue, critics hailed it as "moving and fascinating" in the way it interweaves the great heroes of surfing with the author's adoration of his girlfriend.


© Agence France-Presse










Today's News

January 9, 2020

Exhibition offers a dedicated and comprehensive study of Max Sulzbachner's work

Robert Caro's papers headed to New-York Historical Society

Extremely rare gold coins of the Mughal Emperor to be offered at Spink USA

René Magritte, À la rencontre du plaisir (Towards Pleasure) highlights The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale

John Baldessari: An artist in a class by himself

Galerie Templon opens an exhibition of works by Jan Fabre

The Snite Museum of Art acquires major work by sculptor Clement Meadmore

Exhibitions explore historical and contemporary artistic perspectives on women and mental health

Two vibrant contemporary & post-war art collections to be offered in Edinburgh

Bob Wade, sculptor of the outlandishly large, dies at 76

Richard Saltoun Gallery opens second instalment of 'Maternality', a group exhibition

Chairman of H&H Classics sells his personal collection of Matchbox cars for over £300,000

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum acquires works by Puerto Rican artists

Ugly Betty' creator dies aged 45

Jack Garfein, Director from Actors Studio's heyday, dies at 89

The Collection: Where Art Meets Fashion unveils immersive installation by artist Anila Quayyum Agha

US surfing book wins top French graphic novel prize

Asya Geisberg Gallery opens an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Katarina Riesing

Exhibition at albertz benda features a new body of work by Tsibi Geva

Jane Lombard Gallery opens Michael Rakowitz fifth solo show with the gallery

The Archivio Conz will showcase a selection of 24 "prepared pianos" by major avant-garde artists

The UK's biggest new museum The Box announces two public art commissions

An Insight Into the Layout of a Casino

Human-centered Design And How It Creates Addiction

Logo Designs of Popular Online Gaming Sites

How to Help your Loved Ones after Rehab

Can Furniture Really Benefit You?

Effective Ways for Storing Precious Moments





Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful