Serge Lehman, Sarah Debove
Thomas Lestrange

The story takes place after the end of the world. A form of unknown life, the chimera, have invaded and destroyed everything except a city with no name, a disparate labyrinth where survivors attempt to reassemble. They manage to do so with the help of an army of automats that have sprung from nowhere who protect them and help them to reconstruct their lives.
From time to time a man, a woman, a child or a group appear on the steppe, which now stretches as far as the eye can see. The automatic municipality takes them in. Many are sick or mad. In spite of everything, life goes on.
The story is also about the rebirth of hope. Doctor Sophie Strauss, working at the town central hospital is attacked by two chimeras that have succeeded in infiltrating the population. She owes her life to the intervention of a man who many survivors have heard of but have never seen: Thomas Lestrange, the only non-automatic being able to bear direct contact with the Chimera. Sophie discovers that the town and Lestrange are working together on a plan which will be able to give humans their place back on earth. But isn't the being hiding behind the man in blue glasses and giving him his powers worse than the monsters she wants to be rid of? This is a story about doubt and how to overcome it.

The Illustrator:
Sarah Debove was born in Amiens in 1979 and lives in Nantes. Trained in engraving at the Ecole Estienne in Paris and at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg in the workshop of Claude Lapointe, she created the artistic collection "La Glacière" with Catherine Jourdan (exhibitions, installations, performances, object manipulation). Publications:
45075 comics (collection), L'Employé du mois, 2007
Maélo, L'Idée Bleue, 2006
Comme le veut la tradition, Le Chat, 2000

September 8, 2007
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15 €
24 x 32 cm
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