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Beautiful Darkness (Hardback)
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Beautiful Darkness (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 26/02/2014
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"Based on an original idea by Marie Pommepuy."

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770461291
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 279 x 206 x 15 mm


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Praise for Kerascoet

"[Kerascoet's] drawings . . . are beyond fantastic, and words can't do them justice anyhow." --John Martz, "Drawn

""Richly detailed full-color art offers both humor and pathos, creating engaging characters and a strong sense of place." --"Library Journal"


"A twisted tale that draws from the likes of "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Borrowers," only "Beautiful Darkness" presents a much bleaker allegory about brutality. As the tiny people lose hope, their underlying pettiness, greed and jealousy become evident despite their polite words and pretty faces."--"Los Angeles Times Hero Complex
""This unforgettable graphic novel hovers on the edge of your daydreams and nightmares."--"Publishers Weekly" Starred Review
"Eerily enchanting."--"Washington Post
""You've seen countless stories about cute little creatures living secretly in our world, but you've never read one like "Beautiful Darkness." It's a world that's as adorable as it is cruel, where life is beautiful but also cheap, and where death is omnipresent."--"io9"
"Set against the saccharine sweet storybook aesthetic of Kerascoet's rapturous watercolors, Vehlmann's narrative is a sinister saga that you won't be able to put down."--"Nerdist"
"The watercolor artwork here is painfully beautiful, and the book is...best read on three separate sittings -- one day for each season -- to take in rise and wane and grudges of the miniature empires."--"Buzzfeed"
"It's "The Borrowers" meets "Lord of the Flies.""--"Comic Book Resources"


A twisted tale that draws from the likes of "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Borrowers," only "Beautiful Darkness" presents a much bleaker allegory about brutality. As the tiny people lose hope, their underlying pettiness, greed and jealousy become evident despite their polite words and pretty faces. "Los Angeles Times Hero Complex"

This unforgettable graphic novel hovers on the edge of your daydreams and nightmares. "Publishers Weekly Starred Review"

Eerily enchanting. "Washington Post"

You've seen countless stories about cute little creatures living secretly in our world, but you've never read one like "Beautiful Darkness." It's a world that's as adorable as it is cruel, where life is beautiful but also cheap, and where death is omnipresent. "io9"

Set against the saccharine sweet storybook aesthetic of Kerascoet's rapturous watercolors, Vehlmann's narrative is a sinister saga that you won't be able to put down. "Nerdist"

The watercolor artwork here is painfully beautiful, and the book is...best read on three separate sittings -- one day for each season -- to take in rise and wane and grudges of the miniature empires. "Buzzfeed"

It's "The Borrowers" meets "Lord of the Flies." "Comic Book Resources""


"A twisted tale that draws from the likes of Alice in Wonderland and The Borrowers, only Beautiful Darkness presents a much bleaker allegory about brutality. As the tiny people lose hope, their underlying pettiness, greed and jealousy become evident despite their polite words and pretty faces." --Los Angeles Times Hero Complex

"This unforgettable graphic novel hovers on the edge of your daydreams and nightmares." --Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Eerily enchanting." --Washington Post

"You've seen countless stories about cute little creatures living secretly in our world, but you've never read one like Beautiful Darkness. It's a world that's as adorable as it is cruel, where life is beautiful but also cheap, and where death is omnipresent." --io9

"Set against the saccharine sweet storybook aesthetic of Kerascoet's rapturous watercolors, Vehlmann's narrative is a sinister saga that you won't be able to put down." --Nerdist

"The watercolor artwork here is painfully beautiful, and the book is...best read on three separate sittings -- one day for each season -- to take in rise and wane and grudges of the miniature empires." --Buzzfeed

"It's The Borrowers meets Lord of the Flies." --Comic Book Resources

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Now this is a proper fairy tale, dark, gritty and disturbing with a light and bubbley veneer that makes you believe that all is well until you look a little deeper. The follows Princess Aurora and her friends as they... More

Hardback edition
31st March 2015
Helpful? Upvote 8

“Strange and brilliant”

A beautifully illustrated, dark and strange tale that subverts your expectations.

Hardback edition
14th September 2015
Helpful? Upvote 4

“If art is created to make you feel, then this is art. ”

Having just put down this graphic novel in the past ten minutes I am left in a sense of awe. Following a young girl in her adventures and her goal of just wanting to make everyone happy, this book is beautiful and... More

Hardback edition
14th September 2015
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