Leaving Saigon

Front Cover
Humanoids, Inc., May 29, 2018 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 163 pages
Colonialism and war disrupted the lives of millions of Vietnamese people during the 20th century. These are their stories. Clement Baloup intimately traces the paths of those who went to great lengths to seek asylum in unfamiliar lands, and against all odds, established prosperous communities rooted in the colorful culture and experiences of their past, while fostering a future unhindered by the political and personal turmoil that haunts their pasts.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 9
Section 10

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2018)

Clement Baloup entered Angoulême’s prestigious Beaux-Arts Program in 1997 and spent the next five years enriching both his perception and practice of sequential storytelling. In 2004 he published his first comic book, Autumn in Hanoi, a mix of travel log and short stories. Clement has gone on to become a versatile creator: besides his more personal graphic novels (the Vietnamese Memories trilogy) which he both wrote and illustrated, he has written stories in a variety of genres, illustrated by other artists such as Chinh Tri (Le Seuil), La Concubine Rouge (Gallimard), both with Mathieu Jiro, Suicide Club (Soleil) with Eddy Vaccaro, or Le ventre de la Hyène (Lombard) with Chris Alliel, to name a few. His work has been translated into English, Spanish, Italian, German and can be regularly found in magazines as XXI (France) or Internazionale (Italy). Additionally, his works as a fine artist have entered several private and public collections around the world (Marseille, Paris, Bruxelles, Dubaï and London). Clement was awarded numerous prizes for his series Vietnamese Memories, including the Jury’s Choice Prize at the 2011 Angoulême International Comics Festival and the Doctors Without Borders Prize in Clermont-Ferrand.

Bibliographic information