119 entries in Graphic Lit
Our technology enables the resurrection of an incomplete body.
Regular readers of Words without Borders will remember Otto Bohater, the downbeat Warsaw detective, and his faithful partner, Watson the White Rat, who appeared in an extract from Essence in 2007. Their further adventures are described in Romanticism, a thrilling horror story in which the spirits of Poland’s greatest Romantic artists–the composer Frederic Chopin, the artist Jan Matejko and the poet Adam Mickiewicz–are brought back to life with dire consequences. As these bloodthirsty...
from “The International”
The old man had his eye put out by the colonists a few years ago.
Both travel book and testimony, L'intruse records the experiences of a French human rights activist in the Middle East. Roannie, a retired pediatrician and member of Amnesty International, spent nine months over several years as an "international" in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. The French artist Oko heard her stories and suggested she publish her experiences in graphic form. The resulting collaboration was published in three volumes: Le Decouverte, Les Palestinians, and Les...
The Cat’s Coming (in a Left-Handed Version)
Knock-out drugs! Rape! Murder! Dismemberment!
The adaptation that follows was inspired by a short story (also in this month's issue), “Davin Chan Moves Out," by the celebrated Hong Kong novelist and essayist Xi Xi. Chihoi’s version, which was originally published in Chinese in a two-volume collection of graphic adaptations entitled Hijacking (2005), departs in some rather interesting ways from the original story; for example, he makes the central character a comic book artist. In contrast to his usual working practice, Chihoi, who...