A group of little people find themselves without a home in this horror fantasy classic
Newly homeless, a group of fairies find themselves trying to adapt to their new life in the forest. As they dodge dangers from both without and within, optimistic Aurora steps forward to organize and help build a new community. Slowly, the world around them becomes more treacherous, as petty rivalries and factions form.
Beautiful Darkness became a bestseller and instant classic when it was released in 2014. This paperback edition of the modern horror classic will contain added material, preparatory sketches and unused art. While Kerascoet mix gorgeous watercolors and spritely cartoon characters, Vehlmann takes the story into bleaker territory as the seasons change and the darkness descends. Like any great horror, there are moments of calm and jarring shock while a looming dread hangs over the forest.
Translated from the French by Helge Dascher. Dascher has been translating graphic novels from French and German to English for over twenty years. A contributor to Drawn & Quarterly since the early days, her translations include acclaimed titles such as the Aya series by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie and Hostage by Guy Delisle. With a background in art history and history, she also translates books and exhibitions for museums in North America and Europe. She lives in Montreal.
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoët
Drawn & Quarterly 2018