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Charles Burns

Éditions Cornélius

This book is in French

Absorbed by the distorted image sent back to him by the toaster in front of him, Brian Milner realizes that he is drawing a self-portrait. In the next room, light years away from his own thoughts, his friends are having a party. Brian's mind has already crossed space to get lost in another world where everything is more alive, more sparkling, when a shadow slips behind him. This first meeting with Laurie marks the beginning of a new story in which she will play the main role. Subtly intertwining cinema and real life, Dédales is the first volume in a series that builds its narrative around the relationship between the unconscious and its representation. This theme, which draws its sources from the foundations of psychoanalysis, is declined here by Charles Burns through incredible sequences where the dream becomes a source of inspiration for fiction. For the author, as for Brian, the central character of the series, the camera and the pencil then become introspective tools that create a bridge between imagination and reality. Burns has fun sowing us in different levels of reading to better reinforce the feeling of strangeness that emerges from his illustrations. It delivers a brilliant tribute to fantastic cinema and its ability to act as a distorting mirror of existence. The first volume of this new series, published as a world exclusive, once again proves the genius of Charles Burns through his ability to take on ever more complex subjects while creating delicate links between artistic disciplines, all served by a stunning design.


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