Publisher : Dargaud
Genre : Humor
250 * 312
250 * 312
The story of a comics author in search of inspiration. In his tireless quest, he roams the creative universe, going back through history and asking for help from the great painters, Boileau, Nietzsche, and God himself.
This journey to the sources of creation allows the reader to observe Larcenet’s extraordinary graphic talent and the breadth of his artistic range. But it also shows us a glimpse of an artist in pain, banging against the walls of incomprehension and loneliness. After every journey comes inevitable suffering.
With ferocious lucidity, the author pulls no punches and poignantly depicts an artist adrift. Except that this artist, Manu Larcenet, is also the master of self-mockery and he succeeds in making each drawing, each page, and each failure as hilarious as it is heartrending.
Facing the anxiety of creation with brutal honesty, he lays himself bare in this rich, deep, and surprisingly funny exploration of an often harrowing truth.
Not everyone can combine humor and helplessness. With this funny, moving, cultured, and hard-hitting work, Manu Larcenet masterfully does just that. Well-thought-out dialogue, impeccable dramatization, fantastic artwork… This work will delight fans of Larcenet and will be a real wake-up call for those reading him for the first time.