Foligatto by Nicolas de Crécy

I stumbled across this comic book story in an old copy of Heavy Metal magazine I picked up in a sceond hand book shopt in the early nineties. I had never seen anything like it. The mastery of the form, the colours the expressionistic artwork that so fit the purposes of the narrative so well. Here’s some of the early pages in the story that only hint at the glories to come.

Seems like I’m not the only one who has had such an experience with the work.

art: Nicolas de Crécy book: Foligatto publisher: Les Humanoïdes Associés © Les Humanoïdes Associés

“You can see the careful consideration and planning that went into every line and color and choice of this intro. This functions like the Abstract of a scientific paper, the dumb show of early theater or the overture of an opera: here is the story in miniature, veiled in symbolism, wordless. All the themes are introduced, the tone is set, the aim established.”


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