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King of the Flies
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Michel Pirus was born in Thionville, France, in 1962. He broke into comics (as a writer/artist) with his series "Champagne and Cookies" for Metal Hurlant in 1983. He was the co-writer on the Richard McGuire-designed segment of the French animated horror anthology Fear(s) of the Dark, released in 2008. Pascal (Mezzo) Mesenburg (artist) was born in Drancy, France, in 1960. His French graphic novels (with Pirus) include Two Killers and Mickey Mickey. He is currently working on the third and final volume of King of the Flies.

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King of the Flies is a very surreal and unsettling tale. Prius does a wonderful job creating a horror-driven universe that could really happen in real life... [I]t s definitely worth picking up if you enjoy dark tales of the human psyche. --Freddie Young" I love the art, with great layouts, nice thick lines, and coloring that's somehow both rich and muted. ... And the elliptical structure was a smart choice because it adds at least a little bit of mystery; instead of just reading to see what happens next you keep going to better understand what's already happened. --Garrett Martin" This hardcover features a series of short stories which at first seem completely unrelated but eventually begin to tie together to reveal a larger picture of depravity, lust, drug abuse and other sinister events taking place in a town that is utterly surreal and terrifyingly familiar.--Chad Derdowski [G]ives us a glimpse of internal mayhem inside a controlled environment, executed with elegance and a touch of mystery. ... This is a weird tale that's easy to get drawn into.--Irina Ivanova [A] darkly compelling, twisted, beautifully illustrated account of the broken souls and self-absorbed nihilism... It's a stunning piece of fiction, beautifully crafted in its prose, pacing, artistry and crushing understanding of humanity's ugliness.--Michael C. Lorah King of the Flies is a very surreal and unsettling tale. Prius does a wonderful job creating a horror-driven universe that could really happen in real life... [I]t's definitely worth picking up if you enjoy dark tales of the human psyche. --Freddie Young

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