Saturday, 26 September 2009
Winshluss - Pinocchio
Look what I bought in France, I could only afford one comic book so i bought 'Pinocchio' by Winshluss. I've been wanting to get it for a while. Winshluss is also the director of the Persepolis film, and he did those Mr Ferraille things you might have seen on the internet. This is a massive great big full colour book and it's awesome. It's his retelling of the Pinocchio story, it's not very Disney...
Above there's the cover, an amazing page of Pinocchio fighting the army, and the seven very peverted dwarves waking up Snow White. It's all a bit wrong. It has Jimminy Cricket in it too as a drunken writer who lives in Pinocchio's metal head. It's mostly wordless so a great buy in French.
In this version Pinocchio is created by a scientist to be a killing machine for the army but he wanders off and has adventures through a very twisted fairy tale world. Very highly recommended, the drawing is amazing and he uses many different styles for the different segments of the story, from Disney-esque, french underground, childrens illustration, autobiographical style comics and lots of other stuff.