A Period Of Madness
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- 96 pages
- 19.4 x 14.7 cm
- offset printing
- hardcover binding
"Luc Leplae (1930-2000) was born in Belgium and spent his youth under the German occupation. He became a physicist and moved to the US in 1957. In 1993 he got a liver transplant and was forced to retire. After that, he decided to write his autobiography in the form of comics".
"In 1993 Luc had a liver transplant. During the year following that operation he became quite crazy. A period of Madness describes a few events that took place during that year".
""Leplae's cartooning is at once unconventional and straighforward. The approach to drawing is aesthetically beautiful, as you see ideas about how to render certain things being worked out in the stories themselves. But Leplae is obviously a natural cartoonist, despite a possible superficial reading that his approach to the form is against the grain: these volumes pack information, thought and emotion in a highly sophisticated way. Diagrams and explanations overwhelm one page, while the next is left sparse to emphasize a key feeling or mood. The autobiography is at once pleasant and alarming, as we see the author and others in his life alternate from daily life to harrowing scenes with transitions in feeling that turn on a dime". – Austin English