Abelard by Renaud Dillies

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To lure pretty Epily, little chick Abelard sees only one solution: to catch the moon for her. So off he goes to America, the country that invented flying machines. Armed with his banjo and his proverb-sharing hat, he launches out on the country roads, where he meets Gaston, a grumpy bear with whom he shares his plan. As opposed to dreamer Abelard, Gaston has his feet firmly planted on the ground. This humorous comic, where the absurd becomes poetry, explores philosophical ideas through a simple, fanciful story.

About Renaud Dillies

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Renaud Dillies is a comics artist who studied at the famous St. Luc School of Art in Tournai, Belgium. He won the Best First Album Award at the Angouleme Comics Festival, France's highest set of awards for comics. He is the author of Bubbles & Gondola. Regis Hautière is a French comics scriptwriter.
Published October 25, 2012 by NBM Publishing. 128 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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At first glance, Dillies (Bubbles & Gondola) and Hautière's story of a naïve chick's impromptu voyage to America may seem like a lighthearted jaunt, but as the titular young bird finds out, things are not always as rosy as they seem.

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If the cartoon images of birds and bears–and the addition of the word “magical” to the book’s front cover–give the impression that Abelard is a children’s fantasy, be assured that it isn’t.

Jan 12 2013 | Read Full Review of Abelard

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His scripting collaborator brings a high level of wit to the proceedings: one of my favorite moments is a two-page map showing Abelard’s meandering progress toward “the rest of the story.” Among the stops along the way are the “happy memory of a sunny afternoon” and “a circumlocution in the stor...

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