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Isle of 100,000 Graves

Isle of 100,000 Graves

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By (author) Jason, By (author) Fabien Vehlmann

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  • Publisher: Fantagraphics
  • Format: Paperback | 56 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 260mm x 6mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Seattle
  • ISBN 10: 1606994425
  • ISBN 13: 9781606994429
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 120,866

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Five years ago, little Gwenny s father found, inside a bottle, a map with instructions on how to reach the mysterious Isle of 100,000 Graves and its legendary treasures and then he vanished. Now Gwenny, having stumbled across another bottle-shipped map, enlists the dubious help of a shipful of pirates, sets out to find the island, and her long-lost dad. Little does she realize that the Isle comes by its ominous name honestly, as the location of a secret school for executioners and torturers, where apple-cheeked youngsters are taught the finer points of extracting information from prisoners and then putting an end to their lives in a wide variety of gruesome ways. And they ve reached the point in their studies where theory should ideally give way to practice, so an influx of uninvited visitors comes as a blessing to the faculty. And yes, this story is a comedy. Albeit a dark one. For the first time in his career, Jason has enlisted a writer: Fabien Vehlmann. (Vehlmann has written a number of graphic novels for the French and American markets, including an installment of the legendary Spirou series and the three-volume Green Manor continuity, of which two volumes have been released in English.) Vehlmann has managed to interiorize Jason s deadpan style and wit perfectly, creating a uniquely smooth and successful collaboration.

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Jason s deadpan, anthropomorphic characters make his books must-reads for me. --Gene Ambaum, The Unshelved Book Club