Brecht Evens, creator of The Wrong Place, The Making Of and Panther (all currently – and shockingly – out of print here in North America) has, in The City of Belgium, likely produced his masterpiece. There might not be any other work that compares in the effectiveness of its conveyance of the feeling of being immersed in the overflowing of city life, of the sense of being aware of everything, of being surrounded by so much – too much – that is happening all around at every moment. A riotous explosion of color and details communicate the overwhelming feelings that accompany this awarenss of simultaneity. The CIty of Belgium runs for 334 pages of lushly colored, mind boggling art. Is there a story? Yes, but it's primary purpose is to take you out and about in "the city of Belgium."
We encourage you to dip your toes in with these two previews, but only with the caveat that they barely give you an idea of whiat's to come.
Here is the preview offered up by Brecht Even's own site (which we have linked to in the middle).
And, Here is D & Q's preview, which focuses on a single moment.