A very humane story for young people from 9 to 100 years old and over.
Every week, Pierrot goes to his great grandmother’s place, a woman with a fascinating and plentiful memory. Their vivid intergenerational exchanges are like a slideshow displaying the lively moments of Megan’s fascinating life.
This story echoes the identity, family history and courtships of young people of a certain era, their mixed marriages, separations, memory losses and migrations caused by natural disasters, life and death.
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De Positano au Canada. Enzo et Florence se rencontrent après 20 ans pour écrire une bande dessinée
par Redazione_LR - 04 février 2020 - 11h43
Memories are the meaning of life, they become history, to be added to the infinite history of mankind [ ... ].
Fascinating work, reported by the newspaper Il Mattino, illustrated by Enzo Lauria from Salerno: illustrator, screenwriter, author of short animated films, with his Canadian friend Florence Bolté, screenwriter and author of [animathon], animated films and children's books. They met twenty years ago at the Cartoon on the Bay festival in Positano where she was giving an [ Animathon workshop ] with her husband André Leduc, they never lost sight of each other and they met again recently during a stay in Spain. "With Florence, founder of the publishing house "Piroulì" in Quebec - confides Lauria - we decided to make a graphic novel about her family". Megan was born, a novel illustrated by the poignant taste of fairy tales and incisive simplicity (to be purchased on Amazon for the moment), a wonderful story of humanity for young people - as the two authors point out "from 9 to 100 years old and over".
[ ... ].[ seventy two pages ]that "gallop like the horses on a merry-go-round", like the whirlwind of tales of the effervescent Megan, at the top of her hundred years of age, which she throws to her great-grandson Pierrot. An intense bond is established between the child and the old woman, a graft of emotions that plants in the soul memories that become identities to be transmitted. [ ... ].
"Pierrot - explain Lauria and Bolté - visits Megan , every week, his great-grandmother" of Creole origin, a woman who lived and loved a lot. From this loving and tender exchange between distant generations, fragments of life pass before our eyes". A more than adventurous life. Epochs and images follow one another. Between pleasure and reflection, in the wake of Bolté's dedication to her ancestors - "to those who sooner or later emigrated" - and which resounds like a warning to us, because as in all fairy tales that respect itself, there is a moral: there is no difference, we are all mestizos, a happy mixture of ethnicities and cultures. [ ... ].
And, thanks to Lauria's watercolors, as clear as a cloud, and his dreamy stroke between Chagall and Fellini, they also accompany us, with Megan and Pierrot, on a journey of amorous and exotic contrasts.