Lulu la sensationnelle (French).
My first graphic novel explores the strength of dreams as well as the impact that a paranoid mother has on the imagination of her seven-year-old daughter. This is a story where we see the words and thoughts of the characters but we do not see their bodies. A short graphic narrative that explores an old family secret. The book was first published in France by Presque Lune Editions.
“A story told with great economy and poetry… a faceless silent movie of a graphic novel.” Broken Frontier, May 2019. Full review by Jenny Robins, here.
“A book of remarkable sensitivity.” Planetebd.com 25 Feb 2015. Full review by Sarah Dehove, here.
“Lulu la sensationnelle is a gem. Intelligent, psychological, suffused with poetry.” First page of BODOI. 25 Feb 2015. Full review by Laurence Le Saux, here.
“Poetic writing.” Médiathèque de Deux-Sèvres. Full review by Mireille, MDDS here
“Un livre très surprenant.” A radio review that starts at 1.24.00 min- La Radio JET FM de Nantes, Nov 2014. Listen here.
“A graphic elixir where time stops.” Mes Premières Lectures. Full review by Nelly Olson, here.
“A particularly moving book!” Canal BD, Oct/Nov 2014. Full text here.
“Une histoire émouvante et poétique qui aborde avec délicatesse la maladie mentale et ses conséquences sur la vie familiale.” Dbd Magazine, Dec 2014/Jan 2015. Full text here.
The literature radio programme JETFM 91.2 in Nantes, France, reviewed my book Lulu la sensationnelle along with the books Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (Denoël), and La Petite Communiste Qui Ne Souriait Jamais by Lola Lafon (Actes Sud). The review starts at 1:24:00 min. Listen here
This is the edition in English.
‘Lulu the Sensational, and the Family Secret.’ pdf English (50 pages).
‘Lulu the Sensational, and the Family Secret.’ printed book, English (50 pages).
Price Plus P+P £1.50 UK, £3 Europe, or £5 rest of the world.
My second graphic novel is a detectivesque story of love and self-sabotage. It takes us from Mexico City in 2017 to Puerto de Veracruz after the Mexican Revolution in the 1930s. I undertook the writing of this book after finding a pack of love letters in a flea market in Mexico City. I chose to trace and fictionalize the journey of the author, Tito, an aspiring filmmaker, son of one of the ‘mad women of the revolution,’ inhabitants of the Nautla Psychiatric Hospital.
‘Tito and the Love Letters’ pdf English (180 pages).
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I have written short stories and book reviews for The Guardian, Berfrois, Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Now Then Magazine (in the UK) and Palabras y Plumas Editores (in Mexico).