Skandalon – Julie Maroh


Now this is a comic I can get behind!

It’s about a rockstar called Tazane who goes complete off the rails, but in a meaningful way. With beautiful hand-painted art, and an economical script that gets the job done, Skandalon is the exact kind of graphic novel I’d recommend to someone who doesn’t take the art form seriously.

My only criticism is that it depicts a Jim Morrision-type singer achieving mainstream adulation today. I think the events of the book would be far more plausible if the protagonist was a Justin Beiber expy. But what the hell – who would want to read about such a character?


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