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17th Manga Division Jury Selections

Blue Pills

Frederik PEETERS / Translation: HARA Masato [Switzerland / Japan]


The main character, Fred, meets Cati (with whom he was in love in his late teens) for the first time in years and falls in love with her again after several dates. However, it is revealed that she is in fact HIV positive… This autobiographical work drawn by a bande dessinée artist of a new generation, Frederik PEETERS, portrays the humorous and sensitive exchanges between the couple, and embedding the author’s poetic self-reflections.