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FLIGHT OF THE RAVEN

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Winner of the Best Artist Award, Angouleme. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jean-Pierre Gibrat. It is Paris during the German Occupation in 1944-45. Our heroine in the French Resistance, Jeanne, is in a French jail, about to be turned over to the Nazis. She escapes with the help of an apolitical cat burglar named François and together they try to save her comrades, including her missing sister Cécile (star of the prequel book, The Reprieve), from the Gestapo. They walk in the places between shadows, as Gibrat uses the evocative Paris rooftops and river barges on the Seine almost as separate characters. We love this book. The heroine is gorgeous and sexy, characterization is superb, and the water-colored art is stunning. Mature Readers.

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It is Paris during the German Occupation in 1944-45. Our heroine in the French Resistance, Jeanne, is in a French jail, about to be turned over to the Nazis. She escapes with the help of an apolitical cat burglar named François and together they try to save her comrades, including her missing sister Cécile (star of the prequel book, The Reprieve), from the Gestapo. They walk in the places between shadows, as Gibrat uses the evocative Paris rooftops and river barges on the Seine almost as separate characters. We love this book. The heroine is gorgeous and sexy, characterization is superb, and the water-colored art is stunning.

Here's what Juanjo Guarnido, the creator of Blacksad, so eloquently says: "I discovered Jean-Pierre Gibrat when I was working on color research for the first Blacksad story. His drawing was amazing, the lighting breathtaking, unbelievable nocturnal scenes, and a female character you couldn't help but fall in love with. I continue to worship him for the outstanding artist that he is, one who has contributed radically to my own artistic path. He has a unique vision of comics, one in which color, especially watercolor (my love and nemesis), stands as a storytelling pillar. And he keeps producing mind-blowing work as if he didn't even know it."

From Eurocomics USA Invasion: "IDW's EuroComics imprint is all hits and no misses, and the much needed addition of Gibrat just reinforces its impeccable catalogue."

Here is Frank Plowright, theslingsandarrows.com: "His characters, even the rogues, embody a naturalistic grace and charm--and you'll fall in love with Jeanne or François, or maybe both. Yes, they're attractive, but Gibrat visually embodies his cast with a personality that shines off every page. Flight of the Raven is a tense, thrilling, and heartwarming drama, yet with the time to present idyllic and comic interludes. Prepare to be entranced."

These three folks are all 100% correct. I spent an evening thoroughly enjoying this, wishing it would not end. Now I will go back and re-read the prequel, The Reprieve, which got me started on this series. I'll be on the lookout for more by Gibrat to offer to you--I have another title, Matteo, coming in any time now. In 2014, Gibrat was knighted in the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. -Bud

This includes a portfolio, six pages of sketchbook work and an amazing 12 pages of full page, full color "pin-ups" featuring Jeanne. Quality softcover with cover flaps.

Nominated for two 2018 Eisner Awards, for Best U.S. Edition of International Material and Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art) for creator Jean-Pierre Gibrat.

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Item Code FLIRA
Publisher IDW
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781631407987
Adult Rating Mature Readers
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x11
# Pages 144pg
Color Full Color
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