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The Palais des Beaux-Arts will be home to the touring exhibition about Jacques Tardi, starting on the first day of the Comics Festival. Tardi is one of the most famous and highly respected Francophone comic book authors, and for the last 40 years, with “Putain de Guerre !” (Goddamn this war!) and “C’était la Guerre des Tranchées” (It was the war of the trenches), Jacques Tardi has focused his work on the First World War. Although his tales are fictional, his dedication to truthfulness is a key to his work and offers a human perspective of the conflict, which makes it stand out from a more traditional “heroic” version.