©2009 by Fabien VEHLMANN, Kerascoet

18th Manga Division Jury Selections

Jolies Tenebres (Beautiful Darkness)

Fabien VEHLMANN / Marie POMMEPUY / Kerascoët / Translation: HARA Masato [France / Japan]


Set in woods where the dead body of a girl lays, this work depicts the lives of children who are faced with a hostile environment and food shortages. It tells of the innocent violence and the tragic fate of the children. Contrary to the cute illustration style, the reader will be drawn into a drama with terrifying plot twists, unable to take their eyes off the page as events unfold. A beautifully dark tale dwelling in the body of a girl.