|By (author):||Lepage, Emmanuel|
|Subject:||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs|
|COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir|
|COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / General|
|FICTION / Graphic Novels|
|Size:||10.68in x 7.00in|
|From The Publisher*||As the world moved on, find out what happened to those left behind in this memoir of tragedy and death, people and land, and what comes after disaster.|
April 26, 1986. The reactor core of the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl began to melt, setting into motion the greatest nuclear disaster of the twentieth century. While Europe slept, a cloud laden with radiation traveled thousands of miles in every direction, contaminating five million people who were unaware of its danger and unable to protect themselves. At the time, Emmanuel Lepage was 19 years old, watching and listening to the news reported on television.
22 years later, in April 2008, a group of nuclear energy-adverse activists and artists visit Chernobyl to document the lives of survivors and their children living on the highly contaminated land. Sent to sketch brutal landscapes of disaster and the folly of man, Lepage is surprised at the unexpected beauty he encounters. Often wondering to himself: What am I doing here?
|Biographical Note||Emmanuel Lepage was born in 1966 in Saint-Brieuc. In 1983, the newspaper Ouest-France started featuring some of Lepage's illustrations. The same year, they also published the artist's first full album, La Fin du monde aura-t-elle lieu?, paid for out of Lepage's own pocket. Creator of the fanzine VOLAPUK, he had two albums of the Aventures de Kelvinn published by Ouest-France before he got his break with the major international comics publishers. In 1990, Le Lombard took on two volumes of L'Envoyé, written by Georges Pernin, based on Huguette Carrière's novel. He and the writer Dieter then got the series Nevé into Glénat. With his elegant drawing style and remarkable gift as a colorist, he got the recognition he deserved when he joined the prestigious "Aire Libre" collection at Dupuis in collaboration with the writer Anne Sibran. La Terre sans mal reconstructs the lives of Amazonian Indians with incredible authenticity, as perceived by a French ethnologist while World War II was raging in Europe. He later continued with Aire Libre with the striking two-part series Muchacho.|