THE BEAUTIFUL CAT
Le Beau chat - Laurie Agusti - Hardcover book - 17 x 23 cm - 120 pages - March 2022 - €20
One day, a little girl finds a grey cat with black whiskers in front of her house. She’s determined to make him her friend! Her buddy Lulu helps her come up with lots of crazy plans to make it happen. But the little girl’s obsession with the cat threatens to ruin their friendship…
Few words, delicate and simple shapes, precise lines and lively colours… Every detail counts in Laurie Agusti’s work.
In her first original comic book, between a picture book and a graphic novel, Laurie Agusti explores complicated childhood feelings. Jealousy, reciprocity and forgiveness are articulated in a story that combines scenes from real life with dreams, with surprising sincerity and simplicity. The cat, a creature without a face, is printed in a silver Pantone, reflecting the volatile, almost unreal nature of the fleeting relationship between the characters.
Laurie Agusti graduated from the Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg in 2012. She wrote an adaptation of Dante’s Divine Comedy in three volumes. She creates risograph prints for micro-publishing projects. Her illustrations have also been exhibited on several occasions.