Last Gasp presents "Pinocchio" ReimaginedJuxtapoz // Monday, 25 Apr 2011
Last Gasp's award-winning graphic novel reimagines Pinocchio as a noir fairy tale both comic and tragic. Exquisite drawings by celebrated cartoonist Winshluss bring to life a rich tale of greedy fools, lust, sadness, redemption, and hope. In this dark rendition, a greedy Geppetto builds Pinocchio as a metallic weapon of war, while Jiminy Cockroach is a homeless squatter living the good life in Pinocchio’s skull. The book will be released May 1, 2011.
Teamed with brilliant colorist Cizo, Winshluss creates an epic adventure through a lush world. Meet seven sleazy dwarves, follow Jiminy’s struggles as a novelist, watch a blind tramp find God, and see the innocent, yet powerful Pinocchio encircled by those who would use him for their own ends. Each page is perfectly composed—not a panel is wasted. Primarily rendered in pen & ink and watercolor, the artwork switches to paint for larger splash panels, referencing a range of illustrative styles.
Winshluss is the creator of numerous comics and graphic novels that have garnered awards and acclaim across Europe. Winshluss is the pen name of Vincent Parronnaud, born in 1970 and perhaps best known as co-director of the animated film Persepolis (with Marjane Satrapi), which won the Jury Prize at Cannes and was nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Cannes’ Palm d’Or. Currently, Winshluss and Satrapi are teaming up again to adapt Satrapi’s 2006 book “Chicken with Plums.”
Critically acclaimed, Pinocchio won the Grand Prize at France’s Angoulême comics festival in 2009.
Hardcover, paper over board
Color and black-and-white illustrations throughout
8½ x 12"