A little gift for me
By Wordcandy on January 16, 2014
I recently saw this title in the children's section of a local bookstore: Ballad, by French comic artist and illustrator Blexbolex. The book is both absolutely gorgeous (the quality of this image doesn't do it justice, trust me—the actual colors are much darker and richer) and weird as hell: the action unfolds in a series of images with limited text, each one featuring the artist's colorful silkscreen illustrations and offering the reader a little more detail or a fresh perspective on an increasingly odd fairy-tale adventure. I'm not sure if it's meant to be more of an all-ages art book or an actual children's story, but I don't care: either way, I need to own one, STAT. . . .