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Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel, & Niko Henrichon: Noah

I really loved the art, especially the skies. This story, of course, is set in a time pre-machinery, producing structures of earth, wood and stone–the lands were strewn with ruins and refuse that were toppled, petrified, and scorched, but all together it resemble the carcasses of forgotten factory towns. A graveyard of naked framing cracked […]

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Callède & Gael Sejourne: L’Appel des Origines

I often get drawn in by book covers and what the featured image might represent–this is generally in lieu of actually reading the synopsis. Good art and an intriguing composition can empty my wallet like magic. This one for the collected books is nice, but it didn’t grab me the way the cover for Book […]

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Zidrou & Jordi Lafebre: Lydie

I remember not liking this the first time I read it, but I enjoyed it this time around. I think it wore on my patience the first time around. The story is about a young woman who seems to have an intellectual disability, her life as a single mother, and the neighborhood that helped her […]

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Jean Dufaux & José-Luis Munuera: Sortilèges

I really shouldn’t have worried about what I was going to encounter with this story. Although I couldn’t remember what it was about, I thought of it for nearly three years, so that has to mean something. It was great. I’ve forgotten how intriguingly matter-of-fact bandes dessinées can be. Sortilèges, Sorcery in English, is the story […]

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