The Great Beyond iis Léa Murawiec's visually stunning tour de force debut graphic novel. Originally published in French as Le Grande Vide in 2021, it has now been translated into English by Aleshia Jensen and published in a very nice, high quality hardcover edition by Drawn and Quarterly. Running 200 pages and printed in purple with red and blue spot colors throughout, The Great Beyond explores the ins and outs of navigating personal identity in the 21st century, in the process employing the language of comics to such great effect that her peers are sitting up and taking notice:
"Packed full of visual ideas, as well as some great, loopy showstoppers. The good stuff." – Michael DeForge
"An exquisite read, Onoe of the most inventive graphic novels I've seen in years. It will make you think about your name, the names your loved ones, and what that means for a long time to come." – Tillie Walden
"A truly inspiring debut. The ideas are as provocative as they are playful. The cartooning is exquisite and exhilirating. I read it in absolute awe." – Ezra Claytan Daniels
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