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The Making Of [Hardcover]

Brecht Evens
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Book Description

17 Jan 2013

Peterson, a moderately successful artist, is finally given a chance to shine at the Beerpoele biennial festival. However, upon arrving in the village, he realises the festival is a little more amateur and its organisers a little more laid-back than he had expected. Still hoping for his fifteen minutes of fame, Peterson takes matters into his own hands and tries to rally the other participants with a grandiose project. It will not go to plan.

The Making Of is a graphic novel like no other. It explodes from the confines of the page with the unique and unmistakable style that has made Brecht Evens an international sensation.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape; 1st ed. edition (17 Jan 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0224097334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224097338
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 20 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An outstandingly beautiful art object. Executed in gorgeous, swirling watercolours." (Dazed and Confused)

"The soft, lush watercolour art is 10 shades of gorgeous." (Teddy Jamieson Herald)

"Evens is the finest ambassador for Belgian illustration since Hergé, and his book, so original and so gorgeous-looking, comes with the warm-hearted message that, however silly and pompous this world can sometimes be, in the end, art only ever brings people together… Turning the pages, you never know what you'll find next: a scene from a children's fairytale, lush and magical; a comic strip, busy and droll; or a nightmare straight out of the lost sketchbook of Edvard Munch." (Rachel Cooke Observer)

"Continues in the splendidly evocative style of Evens’s debut, The Wrong Place, its watercolours covering the page in a vibrant blur that is brilliantly accessible yet very different…a comic whose rich, surreal artwork is a joy to behold." (James Smart Guardian)

"Brecht Evens is an artist of an amazing kind. This is an astoundingly beautiful book, the pages are vibrant with juicy watercolour illustrations, frequently spilling outside of the graphic novel’s traditional panel format. The colour and the freeflowing nature of the drawings inspire a feeling of happiness." (Emerald Street)

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A kaleidoscopically beautiful new graphic novel for international sensation Brecht Evens.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous graphic book 5 April 2013
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Tis is a present for my creative husband, and I love it ( his birthday yet to come) and think he will too. It's beautifully illustrated and a great story, very inventive
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 24 Feb 2014
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For me this is a breathtaking graphic novel, beautifully painted and sensitively written. The narrative flows gently through the gorgeous watercolour images that fall in and out of focus, overlay and wash out. A rare sumptuous treat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars awesome 29 Oct 2013
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love the water colour consistently all in watercolour so great paint brush work in a loose fun approach. and so many cool pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 Sep 2014
By maureen
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Took ages to read. So much to look at in one page
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zomg... so good 25 July 2013
By solotheater - Published on Amazon.com
I'm a graphic artist with a shameful tendency of reading great illustrated books very quickly, then relegating them to my shelf, FOREVER: this book is one of verrry few exceptions to that rule.

a previous comment mentioned that B.E makes everyday observations with poetic sensitivity-- but even more impressive is that those pages happen frequently in a funny,well paced, slightly absurd plot-line that could possibly be true. the artwork is fresh, colored, stylistically varied, and could easily hang on a wall in bigger format.
The sequencing is artful and stretches the mind in clever ways.

ALso, the book smells really really good, haha! i don't know if the amazon copies are manual off-set, i suspect they are, and the inks used are beautiful, smelling of high quality pine scented resin.
the Font-texts are color coded to the characters... whaaat? just a great book, artfully thought out and executed with a printer's attention to detail. RARE.
I'm a snob and rarely leave comments, let alone 5*'s.

hats off to an artist who makes me remember what the fine arts are in pursuit of. Thank You Brecht. i'm getting verklempt writing this! spiritual hi-five to you.
5.0 out of 5 stars but the author never looks down on or makes fun of his characters 8 Aug 2014
By E. Pierce - Published on Amazon.com
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Gorgeous semitransparent watercolor illustrations; whimsical tale with a slightly perverse sense of humor, but the author never looks down on or makes fun of his characters. Their flawed humanity makes them recognizable and even lovable, for isn't there a little of us in here? Highly recommended in my short list of enjoyable top-notch graphic novels (Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp, Modan's The Property, Tan's The Arrival, Woodring's Fran, and O'Malley's Seconds being a few others).
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasmagoric! 24 May 2013
By valerie lesmarie - Published on Amazon.com
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An amazing observation of human nature depicted via the most original storyline . For the ones who have read a lot , this book will amaze by its subility and grandeur. Bravo.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! 21 Feb 2013
By Alex - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful illustrations! This comic was recommended to me by a friend and I absolutely loved it. Very interesting story structure and color choices.
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