Book: Raule and Philippe Berthet, The Art of Dying, 2018

By |April 8th, 2019|Country: , |

A noir graphic novel set in Barcelona about a bone-weary detective trying to save his fake daughter’s murder

Raule & Philippe Berthet, The Art of Dying, review

F IS FOR FRANCE and S IS FOR SPAIN

I really like Philip Berthet’s art, with his gorgeous 90s supermodel looking women. But the previous graphic novel with his illustrations that I read—A Hell of an Innocent—had a really convoluted plot. Well, this one is different. It’s a crime story about a French detective who comes to Barcelona that he intimately knows to help the local police figure out the suicide (or murder?) of a young woman who in her suicide note claims to be his daughter. A good old fashioned noir in contemporary realities with interesting plot-twists—such as the subplot of Picasso’s friend Carlos Casagemes and his suicide—makes for interesting, compelling and beautiful reading.

The Art of Dying by Raule (Script) & Philippe (Art) Berthet
Published by Europe Comics in 2019

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