In my recent conquest to find illustrators who tackled subjects that interest me, I discovered Jacques Tardi. I have not read any of his ‘albums’ (as comic books are called in France) yet – except for what I can glean from the wonderful internet. As with Tintin and Asterix, why is it that these European comic books have not been popular in the US?
Try searching out the first three issues of Drawn & Quarterly volume 2. They have translations of three World War I stories from the book pictured.