Christophe Chabouté comic
Discover the beloved author of White Fang and The Call of the Wild, Jack London’s renowned short story “To Build a Fire” in a new and evocative way from master artist Christophe Chabouté. With his signature “stunning black-and-white art” (Publishers Weekly), Chabouté illustrates London’s gripping story of man versus nature in the harsh and unforgiving Yukon that has enthralled readers for over a century.
- Issue # Full (15 days ago)
Available in English for the first time, the internationally bestselling graphic novel and official selection at the prestigious Festival d'Angoulême by master illustrator-storyteller Chabouté (Park Bench, Moby-Dick). Every week a boat leaves supplies on a tiny lighthouse island, only to have them later consumed by an unseen man, a figure mythological in his continual absence. Who is this person, living fifty years on that rock? Why does he never leave? Why does he never make himself seen? What is it like to be so alone? When a new boatman, understanding hardship himself, starts to ask those very questions, a chain of events unfolds that will change the lonely lighthouse resident's life forever. Filled with stunning visuals of a rich interior life, Alone a tale of one solitary man looking for connection, teaching us something about the human experience and the world as a whole.
Christophe Chabouté’s mastery of the visual medium turns this simple object into a thought-provoking and gorgeously wrought meditation on time, desire, and the life of communities all across the planet. This could be a bench in my hometown or yours—the people in this little drama are very much those we already recognize.
Genre: Graphic Novels
The great American novel, now a graphic novel! A masterful adaptation of the timeless literary classic, faithfully and beautifully rendered by an award-winning artist. In striking black-and-white illustrations, Chaboute retells the story of the great American novel in which Captain Ahab strikes out on a voyage, obsessively seeking revenge on the great white whale that took his leg. Foreword by John Arcudi. A literary classic, adapted by award-winning artist Christophe Chaboute.