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.
I've been in a bit of a graphic novel funk as of late. I am working my way through Inuyasha currently (56 volumes!) so I've been taking a bit of a breather. Well CBR (Comic Book Resources) posted a link about amazing graphic novels to read this summer for kids and teens and I figured I'd give a few a shot. This is the first one from that list I read.