Farewell, Brindavoine (Hardcover)

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The French cartooning master Tardi’s first solo graphic novel is a riotous action-adventure comedy.

Paris, 1914. In one auspicious night, Lucien Brindavoine’s humdrum life is thrown into wild disarray. Out of the blue, a strange old man visits Brinvadoine’s flat and implores him to go to Istanbul to seek his destiny. No sooner are these fateful words spoken than a shot is fired through the window and the man is murdered by a mysterious assailant. Thus kicks off a madcap adventure wherein the mild-mannered dilettante Brindavoine races to the Middle East — by boat, plane, and jeep —with cutthroat assassins threatening him at every turn. After much ado, he encounters an iron city in the desert where an eccentric American billionaire will decide his fate.

The first solo graphic novel by Tardi, Farewell, Brindavoine showcases the French cartooning master’s signature blend of dark humor, brutal violence, and beguiling mystery. For Tardi fans, an essential early work; for newcomers, a thrilling primer to the Tardi oeuvre.

About the Author

Tardi is a pioneering, internationally award-winning European cartoonist. His Adele Blanc-Sec series was adapted into a feature by Luc Besson, and the animated film April and the Extraordinary World was inspired by his cartooning. He lives in Paris with his wife, the singer Dominique Grange, and their cats.

Jenna Allen is a freelance translator based in Colorado.

Praise For…

A fascinating artifact of Tardi's first forays as a storyteller ... a spectacular showcase for his visual storytelling.
— Publishers Weekly

With glorious illustrations ... Farewell, Brindavoine shares the whimsical worldview [of Tardi's] world of Adele Blanc-Sec.

— Slings & Arrows
Product Details
ISBN: 9781683964339
ISBN-10: 1683964330
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Publication Date: August 10th, 2021
Pages: 64
Language: English