This graphic novel was not long but it managed to fit in so many interesting aspects of French lower and middle class existence. The inherited resentments that bear xenophobia, the struggle with the colonial past, the inconsistencies in political affiliation. I usually read op-eds in English on these subjects, and in the best cases they are reflected in works of fiction. But to see a graphic novel present, so unexpectedly, through a caper, but powerfully, all the ways in which our society is ailing, was unexpected, and such a magnificent treat. I am in awe and will seek out more work by Wilfrid Lupano.
Curtain Call by Wilfrid Lupano (Script) and Rodolphe Guenoden (Art)
Translated from French by Mike Kennedy
Published by Lion Forge in 2013