Red Ultramarine (Hardcover)

By Manuele Fior

Fantagraphics, 9781683961888, 144pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2019

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

The Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus is woven into this contemporary, psychologically complex graphic novel — for the first time in English!


Fausto, a young architect, is a prisoner of his own obsession: the search for perfection. Only the love of Silvia, his girlfriend, can save him. To help him, she goes to a strange doctor, who will guide her on a journey between reality and myth... This is an early work of the internationally acclaimed cartoonist, rendered in a striking red and black two-color palette.


About the Author

MANUELE FIOR was born in Cesena (Italy) in 1975 and currently lives in Paris. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Le Monde, and La Republica. He was nominated for an LA Book Prize.


Praise For Red Ultramarine

Fior weaves myth and modernity together to examine the destructive extremes of artists in this vibrant tale.

It's a pleasure to find an artist-writer who regards the art of his images to be equal to the narrative they convey. Much of the novel's power is at the level of the brushstroke and the energy it conveys about the story world.

[Red Ultramarine features] strong expressive cartooning and a daring use of color.