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Jacques Tardi is a pioneering European cartoonist. His Adele Blanc-Sec series was adapted into a feature by Luc Besson, and he was behind the recent animated film April and the Extraordinary World. His comics are award winning (including the U.S.'s Eisners). He lives in Paris with his wife, the singer Dominique Grange, and their cats.
Plot twists aplenty, includinga murder or two, as well as aparade of mysterious charactersand double-crosses... In crispdrawings with just the rightcombination of caricature andarchitectural precision, Tardiwonderfully captures turn-of-the-century Paris. This Fantagraphics edition [is] beautifully presented. First released in 1976, Jacques Tardi s story has a timeless quality... Tardi s art recreates the scenery beautifully, with stunning backdrops bringing the architecture and beauty of Paris to life. ...[A] compelling and enjoyable mystery story with an alternative Victorian feel. " ...I ve recently read Fantagraphics gorgeous new printing of The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, which absolutely blew me away. I m always impressed by people like Jacques Tardi, who can build these deep, rich worlds out of really loose, simple linework. --Aaron Alexovich" Plot twists aplenty, including a murder or two, as well as a parade of mysterious characters and double-crosses... In crisp drawings with just the right combination of caricature and architectural precision, Tardi wonderfully captures turn-of-the-century Paris.