French cartoonist Boulet draws his impressions of Pittsburgh during visit to City of Asylum

Written by Sharon Eberson on .


French cartoonist Boulet -- one name only -- created a comic-book style online story about his residency at City of Asylum in Pittsburgh and his travels around our city. He was particularly inspired by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, as you can see in some of the panels displayed here. 

"It is really a love song to our city! Thank you, Boulet," said the City of Asylum on its Facebook page.


Boulet -- known as the "24-hour cartoonist" and author of the graphic novel "Darkness" (Adhouse Books), visited City of Asylum in April for a reading and was joined by local podcasters Jim Rugg and Jason Lex of "Tell Me Something I Don't Know."

In one series of panels, Boulet wrote:

"Everywhere I went in the U.S., I heard thing like, 'New York City is the greatest city in the world!' 'Boston is so beautiful. You gonna love it!' 'Portland is great you have to see that!' In Pittsburgh, people mostly asked me: 'Oh, errr ... So ... Do you like it here? How do you feel about Pittsburgh?' Well I love it there."





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