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The Divine Paperback – July 14, 2015
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"Heady, hellacious, and phantasmagoric." - Publishers Weekly
"Stunning artwork and creeping dread weave together in this satisfying and moving page-turner." - Booklist (STARRED review)
"Too rare example of artists getting top billing" - The New York Times
"The Divine's story is unflinching and raw, and its art is quite possibly the most beautiful of any comic this year." - GQ
"Superb." - Comics & Cola
About the Author
Boaz Lavie is a writer, filmmaker, and game designer residing in Tel Aviv. He has written screenplays for popular Israeli TV shows, including for the Israeli leading broadcast TV channel. He was the film section editor for a major Israeli website, and has published stories in several literary magazines. "The Lake", a short film he has written and directed, was featured in Academy Award qualifying events such as The San Francisco International Film Festival, Slamdance, Palm Springs Film Festival, and others. It has won critical acclaim and was selected by the film magazine SF360 as one of the best five undiscovered films for 2010.
Asaf Hanuka is a comics artist whose books have been published in The U.S, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Israel and Korea. With his twin brother Tomer he created "Bipolar" comics (2000-2005) which garnered nominations for both the Ignatz and Eisner Awards. Asaf was also nominated for Eisner award for his book "Pizzeria Kamikaze" with writer Etgar Keret (2006). His recent book, "The Realist" (2012), is an autobiographical comics about his life in Tel Aviv, has won a Gold Medal from The Society of Illustrators, and was translated into many languages. Asaf has contributed to the art of Oscar-nominated doco-animation film "Waltz with Bashir."
Tomer Hanuka is an illustrator whose work has been featured on book covers, in magazines and in film. He has won multiple gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Publication Designers and his work has been showcased in Print magazine and American Illustration. He also contributed art to the Oscar nominated "Waltz with Bashir." With his twin brother Asaf, Tomer created "Bipolar" comics (2000-2005) which garnered nominations for both the Ignatz and Eisner Awards. A collection of his illustrations, titled "Overkill,"was published in 2012. In 2014 he illustrated the Valentine's Day themed cover of The New Yorker magazine.
Their most recent work is the graphic novel The Divine.
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Set in a made up country, a child army led by twins takes on US contractors working with the local government to prepare the area for mineral exploitation. All hell breaks loose with explosions and dragon versus helicopter flights.
What comes off as a great high concept feels rushed into just one trade paperback book and could have been explored in a more in-depth way. If Jamie Hewlett lost his sense of humour, he would probably draw stories like this – and that’s no bad thing either.