The Lyrical Comics of Dillies Set.
The Lyrical Comics of Dillies Set
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Synopsis: The bittersweet "funny animal" comics of French master comic artist Dillies are collected here in one specially priced set. From Abelard, a love struck little chick who'll go to the end of the world to catch the moon for his beloved, to Bubbles & Gondola, with Charlie the mouse battling a case of writer's block, to Betty Blues, about a hard-bitten jazz trumpeter duck and the gorgeous floozy he loses to his music--these are fairytales for adults with the surrealist charm of Herriman's Krazy Kat.
Critique: Author Renaud Dillies (winner of Best First Album Award at the Angouleme Comics Festival, France's highest set of awards for comics) has a gift for creating unforgettable comic parables. The soft color artwork and anthropomorphic animal characters lend a timeless, all-ages appeal to these literary graphic novels. The storytelling is often bittersweet, reflecting on life's cruelties but also its lingering joys. Each hardcover volume of this trilogy chronicles a journey in search of meaning, whether across the seas or through the layers of one's psyche. The Lyrical Comics of Dillies Set makes a memorable gift for connoisseurs, and is highly recommended for personal and public library graphic novel collections.