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by Helge Dascher,Fabien Vehlmann

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  • ISBN 1770461299
  • ISBN13 978-1770461291
  • Language English
  • Author Helge Dascher,Fabien Vehlmann
  • Publisher Drawn and Quarterly (February 25, 2014)
  • Pages 96
  • Formats docx azw lit doc
  • Category Comics and Funnies
  • Subcategory Graphic Novels
  • Size ePub 1273 kb
  • Size Fb2 1672 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 200


"Kerascoët… render Aurora and her friends in the huge-eyed style of classic children's book illustrations, but cuteness is just another Darwinian survival strategy here. Even on her clover-high scale, as Aurora discovers, romance is decided by social pecking order and murderous deceit."―Douglas Wolk, New York Times

Kerascoët's and Fabien Vehlmann's unsettling and gorgeous anti-fairy tale is a searing condemnation of our vast capacity for evil writ tiny. Join princess Aurora and her friends as they journey to civilization's heart of darkness in a bleak allegory about surviving the human experience. The sweet faces and bright leaves of Kerascoët's delicate watercolors serve to highlight the evil that dwells beneath Vehlmann's story as pettiness, greed, and jealousy take over. Beautiful Darkness is a harrowing look behind the routine politeness and meaningless kindness of civilized society.

Beautiful Darkness is writer Fabien Vehlmann and artist Kerascoet’s subversive take on the well-defined genre as little people living inside a young girl escape From The Brothers Grimm to Disney, fairy tales have been sanitised to appeal to all ages - family-friendly entertainment.

Beautiful Darkness is writer Fabien Vehlmann and artist Kerascoet’s subversive take on the well-defined genre as little people living inside a young girl escape From The Brothers Grimm to Disney, fairy tales have been sanitised to appeal to all ages - family-friendly entertainment! - except, as most people know, they had very dark origins. Stories like Beauty and the Beast and Rapunzel featured grown up themes even though fairy tales, until the 19th century, were consumed mainly by adults.

Beautiful Darkness is a graphic novel illustrated by French illustrators Marie Pommepuy and Sébastien Cosset, whose names combine to form their pen name Kerascoët. The novel tells the tale of Aurora, a sweet girl who finds herself taking a leadership role in the community of tiny people.

This item:Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann Hardcover CDN$ 2. 2. Fabien Vehlmann is a French comics writer who has been nominated for the Angoulême International Comics Festival Award a number of times

This item:Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann Hardcover CDN$ 2. Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Fabien Vehlmann is a French comics writer who has been nominated for the Angoulême International Comics Festival Award a number of times. He is best known to North American audiences for his collaboration with the Norwegian cartoonist Jason on Isle of 100,000 Graves.

Beautiful Darkness is the fairy-tale twist you never knew you needed. Our hero, the gentle and kind Princess Aurora, ventures out into the big world with her little subjects, learning lessons about things like ruling, sharing, and the nature of the human condition.

Beautiful Darkness became a bestseller and instant classic when it was released in 2014. Translated from the French by Helge Dascher. Dascher has been translating graphic novels from French and German to English for over twenty years. A contributor to Drawn & Quarterly since the early days, her translations include acclaimed titles such as the Aya series by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie and Hostage by Guy Delisle. With a background in art history and history, she also translates books and exhibitions for museums in North America and Europe.

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Author: Helge Dascher, Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoët. Availability: Out Of Stock. A fairytale where the darkness is only natural: the real world of "Beautiful Darkness" not only includes but embraces decay, calm indifference, and animals who act like animals, just like life - and death. And neither its prince or princess are quite what we expect. Read it outdoors for maximum effect

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Talk about Beautiful Darkness

Beautiful Darkness begins with a bunch of adorable fairy-like creatures crawling out of the corpse of a young girl, which is lying on a forest floor. We don’t know what happened to the girl – murder? Freak accident? Heart attack? – but it doesn’t matter, because the girl’s corpse is just part the setting; the story belongs to the fairies, who are woefully unprepared for surviving in the material world.

Most of the little fairies don’t seem to have much personality or emotional depth, to the point that they seem indifferent to each other’s deaths (and those deaths happen frequently). In most books that would be a flaw, but in Beautiful Darkness it seems intentional. My interpretation – and this is only my interpretation, the book would easily support other readings – the fairies are the characters from the stories the dead girl made up to tell herself, somehow able to escape into the real world upon the girl’s death. A few of the characters were major protagonists or villains, and those characters have more personality; in particular, the main character, Aurora, goes through amazing development and changes as the story goes on. Most of the other fairies were just simple background characters, and act like it.

beautiful_pg28(About that name, “Aurora”: Early in the book, we see that the dead girl had a notebook with “Aurora” handwritten on the cover; I interpret this as meaning that this was the book the girl wrote stories about Aurora in, but I’ve seen other people suggest that the girl’s name was Aurora, and that the fairy Aurora is named that because represents the girls idealized self-image. Another possibility is that Aurora the fairy just named herself after the notebook.)

This book is brutal, ambiguous, incredibly original, and stuck with me a long time after reading it.

The artwork is excellent; Kerascoet (a pen name for a married pair of cartoonists, Marie Pommepuy and Sebastien Cosset) switches between a loose, airy cartoon style for the fairy-like creatures and impressive fully-painted realism for the big humans. (I’d find that sort of fully-painted realism heavy-handed and oppressive for a full comic, but here – used in brief passages interspersed throughout the book – it’s very effective at making the humans seem alien and often a bit threatening, and also quite beautiful to look at).
Fascinating story about a pixie klatsch living around the dead body of a little girl. What makes it interesting is that these creatures have the primary wants and needs of storybook forest fairies but the ethics of humans, which makes it surprisingly disturbing. It's like Animal Farm meets the Smurfs. Whereas storybook pixies tend to be faultless the pixies here are stupid, heartless, cruel, foolish, self-consumed, lazy, bored, and petty. In ways that are not cute at all.

They think nothing of exploiting Aurora's naive industriousness or bowing down to the heartless Zelie because she's so beautiful and to do otherwise would bring their lives misery. Hector, the so-called Prince, is a navel-gazing moron and Plim, the capable right-hand man, is a bully as well as a toady.

The pixies, if I interpret correctly, are all archetypes that scampered out of the girl (the original Aurora) after she was murdered and are gradually subsumed by the pixie Aurora. Fascinating and haunting.

All of this is nothing new to humans. It's the art that makes this unique. It really is beautiful.
All things considered:

- the art really is incredibly gorgeous.
- the story and excecution is successful in that is GREATLY disturbed me, which is what it intended to do.
- I think what keeps me from loving it is that at many points the characters are inconsistent: at many points it lost track of characters' motives and drives. For example, at some point they found something gross and then at another point they found something equivalent to be no biggie.
- I think the author did a good job portraying cruelty but when no one around is bothered by it, it becomes banal and that detracts from the shock value.

So yeah, I have mixed feelings.
I'm also forever scared.
Beautifully drawn and a wonderfully dark tale!

I like to see it as the girl is society and the sprites and fairies are the citizens. Society crumbles and the people are left to fend for themselves. It's a very creative way to portray an end of the world scenario.

Some are naiive, some are compassionate, some are loners, some are survivors, some are selfish, some are blindingly stupid. Just like real life if our typical lifestyle was thrust into chaos.
A wonderful story. Beware, when it says "Haunting" they really mean it's quite scary. This is not for your children as other reviewers have said! Definitely for teens or very mature/dark story loving preteens. This book really makes you wish for more, perfect marriage of cute, pretty art with dark, grim storytelling. The story starts off unassuming but beware, it gets good later on. As other reviewers have mentioned, this book is VERY French. The storytelling can seem aimless at times but it's more like a small collection of snippets from a long movie. Personally I love this style of comic but I can see why others wouldn't. They really got the child-like perspective down, very akin to Lord of the Flies.

And even if you don't like the story, just look at that amazing art! Just wonderful watercolors.
This is a difficult book to finish. The story, which starts out silly and light-hearted, takes dark turn after dark turn, as little faery-type creatures are driven out of their home into the human world where, in the presence of a rotting corpse, their society rots away too. It's a tale reminiscent of "Lord of the Flies" filled with casual violence, cruelty and madness. There is betrayal after betrayal, some expected, some horrifyingly sudden and unexpected.

"Beautiful Darkness" is a story to be read and reread. It's a cautionary tale as much as it is pure horror.
Beautiful watercolor graphic novel that will have you asking lots of questions after finishing reading it. The book itself has lots of nice little details everywhere and i love the artist's art style.