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King of the Flies Vols. 1 + 2

Details for this: Book
Author: Mezzo & Pirus
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 9" x 12.5" (both volumes)
Colors: full color (both volumes)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: Vol. 1: 978-1-60699-320-0
Vol. 2: 978-1-60699-390-3
Additional Details: 64 pages each; translated by Helge Dascher

Price: $37.98
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King of the Flies Vol. 1: Hallorave

Amazon Best of 2010 seal#5, Amazon Best Books of 2010: Comics & Graphic Novels Top 10

Set in a suburb that is both nowhere and everywhere, King of the Flies is a glorious bastard, combining the intricacy and subtlety of the best European graphic novels with a hyperdetailed, controlled noir style derived from the finest American cartoonists.

Mezzo and Pirus, previously best known in Europe for a series of cynical, brutal gangster stories, have abandoned their guns and gals for this cycle of suburban stories, but in King of the Flies the violence has just (for the most part) been interiorized.

King of the Flies first appears to be a series of unrelated short stories, each starring (and narrated by) a different protagonist, but it soon becomes obvious that these seemingly disparate episodes weave together to form a single complex narrative, with events that are only glimpsed (or even referred to) revisited from different perspectives — revolving around Eric, a ne’er-do-well, drug-taking teenager at war with his stepfather and, apparently, the whole world. (He is the titular King.)

King of the Flies is designed as a trilogy of albums, which will combine to form a single graphic novel of stunning intricacy and intensity.

Download an EXCLUSIVE 7-page PDF excerpt containing the entire first chapter (3.1 MB).

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King of the Flies Vol. 2: The Origin of the World

Product details and specs are subject to change. Stay tuned to Flog! The Fantagraphics Blog for updates and sneak peeks.

King of the Flies Vol. 1: Hallorave was named one of Amazon's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2010. Now, here is the second installment in Mezzo and Pirus’s creepily sexy suburban soap opera — a French Twin Peaks graphic novel as written by Stephen King and drawn by Charles Burns.

Eric the fly-head-wearing teenager is back (as well as his hapless mother and her “fiancé”), as are not-quite-ingénue Marie, the worldly Sal, Denis the drug dealer and his now one-handed father, and of course the loopy retro bowling thug Ringo... plus several new cast members, including one who died at the very beginning of the first volume and has now returned to roam the earth.

Once again, the story is told through a series of seemingly unrelated short stories which eventually become intricately braided into one sprawling tale of a community haunted by obsession, rage, regret and despair — in sum, a graphic novel for the 21st century.

King of the Flies is designed as a trilogy of albums, which will combine to form a single graphic novel of stunning intricacy and intensity. (The concluding chapter will appear in late 2011/early 2012.)

Download an EXCLUSIVE 7-page PDF excerpt containing the entire first chapter (2.3 MB) and read Kim Thompson's informative Editor's Notes for this book!

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