Skandalon

Skandalon

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the course of a charismatic, controversial rock singer's struggle with fame and his fall from beloved rock icon to the lowest depths.

Perseus Publishing
By the author of Blue Is the Warmest Color: a stunning graphic novel on the downfall of a rock legend.

Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Color, a tender, bittersweet graphic novel about lesbian love, in which a young woman named Clementine becomes infatuated with Emma, a girl with blue hair. The book spawned a controversial and acclaimed feature film that won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival as well as accolades for its stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux; the book itself is a New York Times bestseller and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.

Julie's follow-up graphic novel, Skandalon, marks a startling change of pace: a fiery, intense story about the recklessness of fame. "Skandalon," found in the Gospels, refers to a persistent trap or obstacle, such as the one that confounds the mesmerizing, Jim Morrison-like lead character Tazane. He is a true rock icon: passionate, arrogant, selfish, and sometimes violent, the charismatic singer is a beacon for controversy and scandal. But the public that worships him and the media that lavishes attention on him are waiting for him to fall from grace. At times shocking, Skandalon is a powerful and relentless meditation on the high cost of fame, and the demons awaiting anyone who refuses to be wary of them.

Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels.


Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781551525525
1551525526
Branch Call Number: FIC MAROH
Characteristics: 157 pages :,color illustrations ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Homel, David - Translator

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Sep 14, 2015

Horrible, pointless story.

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mclarjh
May 13, 2015

Wonderful watercolour illustrations, but sparse dialogue, and a weak story about a trite subject.

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