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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, and from 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. With ferocious lucidity, the author pulls no punches and poignantly depicts an artist adrift. Except that this artist, Larcenet, is also the master of self-mockery ! 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 moving, cultured, and hard-hitting work, Manu Larcenet masterfully does just that.