Synopses & Reviews
Within his tiny village, Ralph Azham is considered an insolent good-for-nothing layabout, a virtual pariah -- particularly since he was supposed to be a Chosen One. (Things didn't work out.) Yet his odd azure coloration and a few unique abilities (he can predict births and deaths) suggest that there may be more to him than meets the eye. And when the terrifying Horde stages one of its regular raids on his village, Ralph takes the young Raoul under his wing and sets out for a series of adventures... Trondheim is already well known to fantasy buffs for the worldwide success , the complex set of interlocking series he created with fellow cartoonist Joann Sfar and a raft of artists. While works within the same genre, this is a far more tightly focused, single-character-starring new series for which Trondheim is solely responsible -- that is, except for the stunningly rich coloring, provided by his longtime collaborator Brigitte Findakly working in hand-executed watercolors for the first time in over a decade. Witty and fleet-footed like all of Trondheim's work, madly inventive in terms of characters, creatures, and events, is scheduled to run for at least six volumes and is presented in a distinctive "landscape" format.
"It's just so f***ing funny and sad at the same time; Trondheim nails the measurements of humour, pathos, drama -- all of it, perfectly here." Zainab Akhtar
This is a new fantasy-adventure graphic novel series by 's Lewis Trondheim.
In Ralph Azham Vol. 1: "Why Would You Lie To Someone You Loved?," the titular character's tiny village considers him a good-for-nothing layabout, particularly since he was supposed to be a Chosen One. (Things didn't work out.) Yet a few unique abilities suggest that there may be more to him than meets the eye. And when the terrifying Horde stages one of its regular raids on his village, Ralph takes the young Raoul under his wing and sets out for a series of adventures...
About the Author
Lewis Trondheim (one of the co-founders of the comics collective L'Association) lives and works in Montpellier, France. He won the career-spanning Angoulême International Comics Festival Grand Prize in 2006.Kim Thompson was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1956 and joined Fantagraphics in 1977. He lives in Seattle with his wife, his dog, and his thousands of comics.