The month is almost over, but you can still catch 4 pages from French cartoonist Luz’s memoir Catharsis, which traces his journey through artist’s block in the months after last January’s Charlie Hebdo attacks. It’s in the September issue of Harper’s, now on newsstands.
In an earlier post, I flashed the cover of the French edition, but here’s The Curse of the Wendigo, with art by Charlie Adlard (best known for his work on The Walking Dead) from a script by Mathieu Missoffe. Think the movie Ravenous, but with a Native American protagonist in the trenches of World War I France…
The good folks at Melville House have come up with a moody Ludlumesque cover and a preview of what I call “Inception directed by David Cronenberg,” Serge Brussolo’s SFnal novel The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome, which they’ll be releasing this coming January.
. . . the long, black, oily car clung to the sidewalk. Like a giant wet rubbery leech fastened to the foot of the building, siphoning blood from the façade, slowly gorging on the vital fluid flushing the pink marble . . . Would the structure shrivel up, wither away? Instinctively, David reached out for the car door to make sure the metal wasn’t going soft. He checked himself just in time. Rule number one: keep fleeting impressions from blossoming into full-blown fantasies. A moment’s inattention and images seized the chance to sink roots, proliferating at incredible speed—like tropical plants that, no sooner slashed, sprouted back, stalks dripping sap, amputees already reanimating . . .
And another from the summer, a contemporary comedy of changing manners originally entitled Contemporary Western Male, by journalist François Bégaudeau and seasoned artist Clément Oubrerie:
As has been reported all over—Paste Magazine, Bleeding Cool, Comic Book Resources, Comics and Cola, Comics Reporter, Newsarama, Comic Book, French Culture—publisher Delcourt-Soleil has spearheaded the French invasion of the US digital comic book market, releasing direct on Comixology, and yours truly has been dutifully busy cranking out the words for them. The full range of titles available so far is right here.
Here’s a series I did over the summer that’s been likened to Lost: Christophe Bec’s Prométhée.
A SERIES OF UNEXPLAINED EVENTS ARE AFFLICTING THE WORLD, DAY AFTER DAY, AT 13:13 PM EXACTLY.
But what is the origin of these planetary wide anomalies?
As the threat of Apocalypse hangs over the whole planet, it would seem that the future of Humanity has been plunged into chaos and obscurity… Heralding the worst for civilization.