The Flight of the Raven
by Jean-Pierre Gibrat
Full color, 136 pp.
ISBN 978-1–63140-798-7, $29.99
Winner of the Best Artist Award at the Angoulême Festival!
“One of the most memorable graphic novels of the past decade…. This is a wonderful book for graphic novel fans but also for history buffs and art lovers.”
—Rich Clabaugh, The Christian Science Monitor
Jean-Pierre Gibrat’s lushly colored graphic novel is one of the most stunningly beautiful comics of the 21st Century. The story takes place in Paris during the German Occupation and stars a memorable heroine—the French Resistance fighter named Jeanne. With the help of an apolitical cat burglar named François, she tries to save her comrades, including her missing sister Cécile, from a double-agent and the Gestapo. They walk in the places between shadows, as Gibrat uses the evocative Paris rooftops and river barges on the Seine almost as separate characters. The book also includes a portfolio of pin-ups featuring its heroine.