Pereira prétend (lit.'Pereira maintains') is a 2016 French comic book by Pierre-Henry Gomont [fr]. Set in Lisbon in 1938, it is about the meeting between a conservative cultural journalist and a freelance journalist who favours left-wing authors. The book is based on the 1994 novel Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi.[1][2][3][4][5]

Pereira prétend
Date7 September 2016
Page count160 pages
PublisherÉditions Sarbacane [fr]
Creative team
WriterPierre-Henry Gomont [fr], after Antonio Tabucchi
ArtistsPierre-Henry Gomont
Original publication

The comic book was published by Éditions Sarbacane [fr] on 7 September 2016.[6] RTL selected it as the comic book of the month in September 2016[7] and went on to give it its Grand Prix for comic book of the year [fr].[8] It received the 2017 Prix Château de Cheverny for historical comics [fr].[9]


  1. ^ Kilfiger, Frédéric (21 March 2017). "Pereira prétend, Pierre-Henry Gomont". ActuaLitté [fr] (in French). Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  2. ^ Douhaire-Kerdoncuff, Anne (20 September 2016). ""Pereira prétend", de Pierre Henry Gomont : coup de coeur d'Anne Douhaire" (in French). Radio France. Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  3. ^ Brunner, Vincent (1 September 2016). ""Pereira prétend", un album sensible d'après Antonio Tabbucchi". Les Inrockuptibles (in French). Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  4. ^ Clavières, Guillaume (23 August 2016). "Pereira prétend". Planète BD (in French). Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  5. ^ Roure, Bénjamin (4 December 2016). "La bédéthèque idéale #141 : "Pereira prétend", un avant-goût de Salazar". Télérama (in French). Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  6. ^ Le Saux, Laurence (30 November 2016). "Pereira prétend". BoDoï [fr] (in French). Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  7. ^ ""Pereira prétend" de Pierre-Henry Gomont est la BD RTL de septembre 2016" (in French). RTL. Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  8. ^ Delcroix, Olivier (9 December 2016). "L'album Pereira prétend élu Grand Prix RTL de la BD en 2016". Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  9. ^ ""Pereira prétend" de Pierre-Henry Gomont, Prix 2017 "Château de Cheverny" de la bande dessinée historique". ActuaBD [fr] (in French). 9 October 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2023.