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Fantagraphics Books, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 240 pages
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This road-movie crime story is a masterful debut graphic novel from France.

A road movie featuring two detectives, Rene and Agatha, on the tracks of Robert Illot, a serial killer whose modus operandi is to suffocate his victim with various objects (including chickens and lightbulbs) along the highways and byways of France. As they get closer and closer to catching up with him, seeking out and interrogating men and women from his past life at the insane asylum, he always stays one step ahead and the row of corpses grows longer and longer In this lengthy original graphic novel by Matthias Lehmann (his first, released to great acclaim in his native France earlier this year), dreams and flashbacks converge with the ongoing narrative, done in Lehmann's hypnotically intense and insanely labor-intensive woodcut style to form a dark and disquieting vision of humanity.

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About the author (2006)

Matthis Lehmann lives in Paris, France. His work has been published in "Lapin" and "Dirty Stories".

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