Still following the adventures of Julius Corentin Acquefacques, prisoner of the dreams
(see previous article
), here is another graphic novel by the extremely talented Marc-Antoine Mathieu
. This one is entitled La Qu…
and has unfortunately not been translated in English (apparently only Dead Memory has been). This novel is once again extremely Kafkaian, but also borrows a small part of its narration to one of the best (and not so known) short story by James Graham Ballard called Billennium
, which depicts an overpopulated world in which each citizen has the right on 3.5 square meters. The first image above also illustrate the influence of Marc-Antoine Mathieu since Lars von Trier’s Dogville
has been released ten years after La Qu…
‘s publication in 1993.
An important precision here, I tried not to spoil the novel by including the best frames of it, so you can still be fascinated while reading it for the first time.