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Comics & Graphic Novels Science Fiction

Arts Wars

text by Francis Desharnais

translated by Helge Dascher

Publisher
Pow Pow Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
Category
Science Fiction, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9782924049334
    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

In order to wage intergalactic warfare, aliens abduct all of Earth's artists : it turns out that the most powerful weapon in the universe is the violent, transcending beauty of poetry. Back on Earth, people don't really seem to care about the disappearance of painters, sculptors and other such creators - until they discover art inspires industrial design which, in turn, makes it possible to create elegant new kitchen counters. While artists master the deadly potential of their craft, earthlings are learning the hard way that art isn't as useless as it seems... while listening to old CCR hits on repeat. An imaginative and dead-on satire of the place culture occupies in contemporary societies, Arts Wars is constructed using only ten different panels - making it a bold and clever experiment in comic minimalism, inspired by both the avant-garde work of OuBaPo and the author's own background in animation.

About the authors

For the past ten years, Francis Desharnais has been one of the most prolific authors in Québec's growing comics scene. Little Russia, his second book for Pow Pow Press, has been garnering critical acclaim since its initial release in French in 2018. It is nominated for the prestigious Prix des libraires du acclaim since its initial release in French in 2018. It is nominated for the prestigious Prix des libraires du Québec, in the "Best Graphic Novel" category. Francis lives in Quebec City.

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Awards

  • Nominated, Prix de la critique ACBD - Album of the Year
  • Nominated, Bédéis Causa - Album of the Year

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