Arsene Schrauwen

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by Olivier Schrauwen

Utopia comes with a price in this European cartoonist’s graphic novel debut inspired by his mid-century colonialist grandfather.

Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 9781606997307

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Utopia comes with a price in this European cartoonist’s graphic novel debut inspired by his mid-century colonialist grandfather.

In 1947, the author’s grandfather, Arsene Schrauwen, traveled across the ocean to a mysterious, dangerous jungle colony at the behest of his cousin. Together they would build something deemed impossible: a modern utopia 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 graphic novel 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.

256 pages, full color hardcover with color covers
Fantagraphics, 2014

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Weight27 oz
Dimensions10 × 7 × 1 in
by

Olivier Schrauwen

ISBN

978-1606997307

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