THE GREAT EMPTINESS
Le Grand vide - Léa Murawiec - Hardcover book - 22 x 30 cm - 204 pages - October 2021 - €25
In this world, if you get forgotten, you die. It’s that simple.
Thinking about someone gives them Presence. Everywhere you look in this world, there are thousands of names on display, and beggars ask only a second of your attention… For some, it’s about becoming Immortal; for others, it’s just about survival. Presence makes this sprawling City go ’round.
“Manel Naher?! B-but… that’s me!”
Who is this other Manel Naher, the one on the front page of all the newspapers? She’s overshadowing the real Manel Naher, the heroine of this story! Doesn’t she realize she’s endangering the real Manel Naher with all her success? I mean, if everyone starts thinking about this famous Manel Naher instead of the Manel Naher who spends her days curled up in a corner of a bookshop, well… people might wind up forgetting about Manel. And Manel would gladly turn her back on all that, but faraway, beyond the skyscrapers, lies only the Big Empty, from whose bourne no traveler has ever returned…
Léa Murawiec puts her virtuoso art in the service of a rich and luminous story with a bubbly pace. Her masterful talents light up this thrilling debut book. A real masterpiece, acclaimed by the critics, shortlisted in all the selections of 2021.
- Listed in the Official Selection / Festival International de BD d’Angoulême 2022 (Fauves Awards)
- Listed for the “High school Award" / Festival International de BD d’Angoulême 2022 (Fauves Awards)
- Listed for Elle Book Award 2021
- Best ActuaBD Comic Book of 2021
- Listed for ACBD Best Comic Book Award 2021
- Millepages Award BD 2021
Graduated from the Estienne school in 2015 where she studied graphic design and became passionate about typography, Léa Murawiec then left to live in Shanghaï, an outstanding experience for this absolute fan of manga. She then continued her studies by switching to comics at the European School of Image in Angoulême where she created a digital multiple-choice comics. Since 2013, she has been an editor and author at the micro-publishing house Flutiste and regularly publishes her work in magazines. Le Grand Vide is her first graphic novel.