BALZER AND BRAY
French language book! Currently the only language this book is available in.
Absorbed by the distorted image sent back to him by the toaster in front of him, Brian Milner realizes that he is drawing a self-portrait. In the next room, light years away from his own thoughts, his friends are having a party. Brian's mind has already crossed space to get lost in another world where everything is more alive, more sparkling, when a shadow slips behind him. This first meeting with Laurie marks the beginning of a new story in which she will play the main role.
While the first volume of Dédales marked the meeting between Brian, a young director with a disconcerting look, and Laurie, the muse of his new film, the time has now come to start filming. Surrounded by a few friends, the two protagonists find themselves in a cabin lost in the middle of the forest to film the first scenes. The images of the film are barely sketched and tensions are already emerging within the small isolated group...
Subtly entangling cinema and real life, Dédales is a series that builds its narration around the relationship between the unconscious and its representation. This theme, which draws its sources from the foundations of psychoanalysis, is declined here by Charles Burns through incredible sequences where the dream becomes a source of inspiration for fiction. For Brian, the central character of the series, as for the author, the camera and the pencil then become introspective tools that create a bridge between imagination and reality. Burns has fun sowing us in different levels of reading to better reinforce the feeling of strangeness that emerges from his illustrations.
This new series, published as a world exclusive, once again proves the genius of Charles Burns through his ability to take on ever more complex subjects while creating delicate links between artistic disciplines and between characters, all served by a stunning design