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Arsène Schrauwen

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In 1947, the author's grandfather, Arsene, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a utopia of modernity, in the wilderness — but not before Arsene falls in love with his cousin's wife, Marieke. Whether delirious from love or a fever-inducing jungle virus, Arsene's loosening grip on reality is mirrored by the reader's uncertainty of what is imagined or real by Arsene. This first full-length graphic novel from the critically-acclaimed Olivier Schrauwen is an engrossing, sometimes funny, slightly surreal and often beautiful narrative.

Pages:
250
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
8"x10"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-730-7
Year:
2015

Press Highlights:

"One of the most beguiling works in years." — Comics Grinder

"Honestly, there’s nothing else in comics like Arsene Schrauwen. ... It's that rarest of reads, something both truly deep and truly fun, not to mention utterly beautiful." — CBR

"An experience both utterly original and strangely familiar, like a dream." — Paste

"Cockeyed, adventurous, and truly bizarre." — The Globe and Mail

"In this crackpot graphic novel from the historically minded and utterly original Schrauwen, the Belgian cartoonist imagines a fanciful history that slips the bonds of reality almost immediately." Publishers Weekly

 

 

   

In 1947, the author's grandfather, Arsene, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a utopia of modernity, in the wilderness — but not before Arsene falls in love with his cousin's wife, Marieke. Whether delirious from love or a fever-inducing jungle virus, Arsene's loosening grip on reality is mirrored by the reader's uncertainty of what is imagined or real by Arsene. This first full-length graphic novel from the critically-acclaimed Olivier Schrauwen is an engrossing, sometimes funny, slightly surreal and often beautiful narrative.

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