- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: IDW Publishing (February 28, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1631407988
- ISBN-13: 978-1631407987
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Gibrat’s artwork is mostly a joy to behold.…. This classicism of the story that allows it to build and breathe also brings its characters alive, and the lush lens suddenly creates unexpected magic in the process…. I expect to revisit it in a decade or so and find it getting better with age.” —JT Lindroos, bookgasm
“One of the most memorable graphic novels of the past decade…. Each page is lushly illustrated in gorgeous watercolors. From the rooftops and the streets of Paris to the natural beauty along the Seine to every café interior, and life on and inside a barge, Gibrat's art makes you feel like you're looking in a window to the living past…. This is a wonderful book for graphic novel fans but also for history buffs and art lovers.” —Rich Clabaugh, The Christian Science Monitor
About the Author
Jean-Pierre Gibrat was born in Paris in 1954, less than a decade after the Second World War. "In my generation," he says, "everyone was at least once asked the question: 'What would you have done if you had lived at that time?'" It was with the award-winning The Reprieve, to which Flight of the Raven is a sequel, that Jean-Pierre Gibrat began writing his own scenarios, seamlessly uniting words and pictures.
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Thankfully, for those of us who struggle with languages other than our own, Pinocchia was already translated into English. Not so with The Reprieve. Still, when I put my own rudimentary translation of that French text together with Gibrat's artistic vision I could easily glean enough of the dialogue and narration to understand and be deeply moved by the story.
Flight of the Raven picks up where The Reprieve left off, but can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone story. Lucky us, it's already been translated, so you don't have to sit there with your French-English dictionary and Google Translate, trying to suss out the tale. Instead, you get to kick back and fully enjoy Gibrat's incredible creations - the brave, beautiful Jeanne with her soulful eyes and quirky smile, François the thief with his dark secret and heart of tarnished gold, and a fascinating cast of characters who fill the story with intrigue and dark humor, even as they leave our protagonists (and us) wondering just whose side they're on.
Gibrat’s World War Two Paris and its denizens are all worth knowing, and they are delivered in a format which elevates itself far above the standard "graphic novel." This is capital-A Art - appealing, literate, dramatic, moving, informed and informative.... Go there. You’ll see.
Gibrat's artwork is also beautifully rendered in panels that capture both the urban and rural beauty of the story’s setting. The vibrant imagery is genuinely charming and leaves the reader with a clear understanding of the what the Resistance itself is fighting to protect.
Flight of the Raven is a short, but intriguing page-turner. A must-read for fans of historical fiction and art lovers alike.