Beautiful Darkness

by Fabien Vehlmann, Kerascoët

Kerascoët’s and Fabien Vehlmann’s unsettling and gorgeous anti-fairy tale is a searing condemnation of our vast capacity for evil writtiny.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 94 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.84 out of 5
  • Published February 25th 2014 by Drawn and Quarterly
  • Original Title: Jolies ténèbres
  • ISBN: 1770461299 (ISBN13: 9781770461291)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Nominee for Best U.S. Edition of International Material (2015)

Kerascoët’s and Fabien Vehlmann’s unsettling and gorgeous anti-fairy tale is a searing condemnation of our vast capacity for evil writ tiny. Join princess Aurora and her friends as they journey to civilization’s heart of darkness in a bleak allegory about surviving the human experience.  The sweet faces and bright leaves of Kerascoët’s delicate watercolors serve to highlight the evil that dwells beneath Vehlmann’s story as pettiness, greed, and jealousy take over. Beautiful Darkness is a harrowing look behind the routine politeness and meaningless kindness of civilized society.