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Comme il vous plaira (As You Like It) is a radio program on RTS by Charles Sigel. On Sunday February 23, 2014 Charles Sigel had a meeting with François Schuiten.

And on Sunday February 22, 2015 Charles Sigel had a meeting with Benoît Peeters.

François Schuiten

François Schuiten, cartoonist: His albums from the series “The Obscure Cities” are absolutely worship. Sets huge, gothic fantasy or end-of-century, urban fantasy. There is a “Schuiten universe” full of literary and pictorial references.

Comics as an all impossible space . Basic tools: a mechanical pencil, the ink … and infinite patience. Visit the factory of dreams, at a time when night descends on Brussels.

François Schuiten by Charles Sigel - RTS

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Music played

  • Beatles, Long, long, long (It's been a long long long time…), EMI, Apple, 2009
  • Gustav Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde = Le Chant de la terre, pour contralto, ténor et orchestre, 6. Der Abschied, ( dir. Bruno Walter) / Wiener Philharmoniker Kathleen Ferrier , Julius Patzak / Decca
  • Alain Bashung, Bruxelles, Universal, 2010
  • UN, Dialogues et ambiances, Auvidis Travelling, 1996
  • Eklipse, Where the wIld roses grow, Premium, 2013

Images of the interview

Some images of Brussels accompanied the interview

Benoît Peeters

This is THE specialist of Hergé and Tintin, also writer of the Obscure Cities, the BD cult cycle designed with François Schuiten. Moreover, biographer Derrida … What else?

Benoît Peeters by Charles Sigel - RTS

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Music played

  • Beatles, Blackbird, Parlophone, 1987
  • Jacky Terrasson, Rémi Vignolo & Eric Harland, Under the Paris Sky, Blue Note 2002
  • Johann Sebastian Bach , Jesu, thou my soul. Cantate pour soli and orchestra choeur, No 78, 2nd We hasten with weak, yet eager steps. Duet , (dir. Helmuth Rilling) / Stuttgart Bach Collegium Arleen Auger, Carolyn Watkinson, Aldo Baldin, Wolfgang Schöne Stuttgart Gächinger Kantorei / Laudate, Haenssler Classic
  • Charles Gounod, (aus :) Faust. Oper in 5 Akten, O God! that jewelry! … Ah! I laugh to see myself so beautiful. (Marguerite), III (dir. Michel Plasson) / Toulouse / Orchestre du Capitole Theatre Cheryl Studer / Emi Classics
  • Alain Souchon, And if in addition there anyone [there =] Virgin, 2005