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  • ©2009 by Fabien VEHLMANN, Kerascoet

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Jolies Tenebres
(Beautiful Darkness)

Fabien VEHLMANN / Marie POMMEPUY / Kerascoët / Translation: HARA Masato

[France / Japan]

Set in woods where the dead body of a girl lays, this work depicts the lives of children who are faced with a hostile environment and food shortages. It tells of the innocent violence and the tragic fate of the children. Contrary to the cute illustration style, the reader will be drawn into a drama with terrifying plot twists, unable to take their eyes off the page as events unfold. A beautifully dark tale dwelling in the body of a girl.

©2009 by Fabien VEHLMANN, Kerascoet

Profile

Fabien VEHLMANN

France

Born in 1972 in Mont-de-Marsan, France. He won an award for best children's comic at Angoulême International Comics Festival.

( 2014 )

Marie POMMEPUY

France

Born in 1978 in Brest, France. She has published numerous books and is also active in the advertising industry.

( 2014 )

Kerascoët

France

The name of a drawing unit consisting of Marie POMMEPUY and Paris-born Sébastien COSSET, formed in 2000.

( 2014 )

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