Thursday, September 28, 2006

Le Portrait de Petite Cossette

Based on an anime series, this manga follows the story of an art student and his obsession with a cursed portrait. It’s a dark story supported by equally dreary artwork. While sharing some quirks commonly found in manga – unexplained character motivations and an odd preoccupation with scattered, hidden objects, for example – this title is also surprisingly erudite, tossing in bits of philosophy, literary theory and art history. It will likely find a strong audience in fans of gothic and horror comics.


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