By Julie Maroh
Julie's follow-up picture novel, Skandalon, marks a startling switch of speed: a fiery, severe tale concerning the recklessness of popularity. "Skandalon," present in the Gospels, refers to a continual capture or problem, similar to the one who confounds the enthralling, Jim Morrison-like lead personality Tazane. he's a real rock icon: passionate, smug, egocentric, and infrequently violent, the charismatic singer is a beacon for controversy and scandal. however the public that worships him and the media that lavishes awareness on him are awaiting him to fall from grace. from time to time stunning, Skandalon is a robust and incessant meditation at the excessive expense of popularity, and the demons watching for somebody who refuses to be cautious of them.
Julie Maroh is an writer and illustrator initially from northern France. She studied comedian artwork on the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving on the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels.
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SACRED MY melancholy, MY ARCHANGEL, MY TORMENT, MY mild SACRED! SACRED! OUR LOVE can be MY final JUDGMENT 37 Ah, shit … 38 HEAVEN AND HELL, either one of THEM ARE YOU 39 DO you recognize THE WERCHTER competition CANCELED as a result of WHAT occurred this night? the place IS HE??? THAT’S A DRAG, yet WHAT will we DO approximately IT? FUCK OFF, ALL OF YOU! forty 41 YOU MAKE ME PUKE. YOU’RE not anything yet A egocentric PIG. forty two CAN YOU think WHAT may HAVE occurred IF another individual OPENED THAT DOOR? SHIT, how will you ACT LIKE THAT?! whilst THEY’RE SUCKING ME OFF, THEY DON’T speak. and that i LOVE HOW thankful they give the impression of being AFTER I CUM of their MOUTHS. how you glance whilst I PAY YOU on the finish of every MONTH. forty three THAT’S IT? CAN’T you notice I’M nonetheless demanding? forty four IT’S thoroughly comprehensible FROM A SOCIOLOGICAL standpoint. TAZANE IS A PUBLIC character who's VERY CHARISMATIC. enable ME to cite ARISTOTLE WHO acknowledged THAT guy IS the main IMITATIVE CREATURE on the planet. TAZANE CREATES loads of wish between formative years to mimic HIM … OUR id CAN’T BE made out of NOTHINGNESS. IT’S produced from versions. forty six TAZANE’S BAND IS VISIONARY. THE CLAIMS THEY MAKE ARE thoroughly OF the days. via HIS tune AND HIS perspective, TAZANE HAS develop into an emblem. an emblem OF WHAT, on your OPINION? on the subject of A version FROM a distinct SPHERE THAN OUR personal, WE identify what's referred to as AN “EXTERNAL MEDIATION” … COME NOW! as though IT have been an easy MATHEMATICAL formulation! OF WHAT existence IS, WITH ALL ITS CRUELTY! TAZANE IS A MYSTIC WHO ACCEPTS THAT truth IS TRAGIC. HE PUSHES the bounds of expertise, EXPLORES THE BORDER among stable AND EVIL, we could HIS internal SELF DO THE speaking. nowadays, that implies much TO formative years in all places. YOU point out ARISTOTLE, yet DIDN’T MALRAUX SAY THAT THE twenty first CENTURY will be RELIGIOUS—OR by no means? forty seven formative years calls for this sort of depth, AND TAZANE confirmed UP on the correct TIME along with his personal PHILOSOPHY. NOW, NOW, YOU’RE GETTING over excited AND MAKING fake hyperlinks. WHAT TAZANE relatively UNDERSTOOD IS THAT THERE’S funds TO BE MADE, “AT the suitable TIME,” AS you are saying. DON’T put out of your mind THAT character IS THE company OF THE MEDIA. in my view, I SEE NO intensity within the personality HE HAS CREATED. HE’S A NARCISSIST. HIS activities ARE TOTALITARIAN, AND HE ACCEPTS NO open air AUTHORITY. fresh occasions AND SOCIETY AS an entire HAVE MADE HIM VIOLENT AND SARCASTIC. yet WAIT, YOU CAN’T SAY THAT! HIS track completely WORKS, IT SPEAKS, AND HIS SONGWRITING is particularly powerful. subsequent YOU’LL BE TELLING ME HE’S A LYRIC POET … forty eight AND HOW can we comprehend HE WROTE THE phrases HIMSELF? SIR, I … forty nine 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 ALL OF this is often BULLSHIT. THEY purchase INTO every thing I DO AND SAY with out pondering. i will be able to declare TO BE A MARTYR, A WARRIOR, A DESTROYER, OR A SAGE. no matter what I SAY IS legislations. It’s an all-out conflict to determine who can get closest to me. I hate them for that. fifty eight MAYBE no longer! might be they truly DO CARE. WHAT YOU SING IS SO actual. I’LL convey YOU this night THAT I’M correct. fifty nine 60 WE’RE fairly more than happy TO be a part of THE pageant. thanks FOR all of your heat! A shock music! AND NOW, TO thanks FOR WELCOMING US, AND FOR the entire LOVE YOU’VE GIVEN US … sixty one “IN the fall WOODS THIS MORNING THE very unlikely relatively occurred within the WOODS OF OUR MOURNING the place THE LEAVES HAD FALLEN THE HUNTERS ALL assemble looking for PREY TO KILL …” “IT used to be A REVOLUTION …” “FOR THIS MORNING … A RABBIT … SHOT A HUNTER!