BEST OF THE YEAR NODS FROM AMAZON.COM AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY! Kerascoet render Aurora and her friends in the huge-eyed style of classic children's book illustrations, but cuteness is just ather Darwinian survival strategy here. Even on her clover-high scale, as Aurora discovers, romance is decided by social pecking order and murderous deceit. Douglas Wolk, New York Times Kerascoet'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 Kerascoet'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.
Fabien Vehlmann is a French comics writer who has been nominated for the Angouleme International Comics Festival Award a number of times. He is best known to North American audiences for his collaboration with the Norwegian cartoonist Jason on Isle of 100,000 Graves. Kerascoet is a husband-and-wife cartooning team best known for illustrating the book Miss Don ' t Touch Me written by Hubert, as well as a couple of the Lewis Trondheim Dungeon books.