The Spectators by Victor HussenotThe Spectators by Victor Hussenot

The Spectators

IllustratorVictor Hussenot

Hardcover | June 19, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$26.32 online 
$33.95 list price save 22%
Earn 132 plum® points
HURRY, ONLY 4 LEFT!

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

What if we are merely shadows, our characters defined by a simple inflection of light? The realm of possibilities opens up, because in our world we are nothing but spectators.The Spectators unfolds as a poetic and philosophical introspection on the nature of man. Victor Hussenot's palette is awash with subtle color, gently carrying the narrative and allowing the reader to envelop themselves in the lyricism of the work. Reminiscent of French New Wave cinema with its clipped dialogue, gentle pacing, and departure from a classic narrative structure,The Spectators is an exciting new graphic novel by a unique illustrator.Victor Hussenot is a French artist who has already seen major success in his career and is continuing to go from strength to strength. Whilst studying Visual Arts at Beaux-Arts de Nancy, France, he was shortlisted for Angouleme's Young Talent Prize. From this he went on to meet Warum, his first publisher, and has since published several other books in French. Hussenot has exhibited his work all over France. He lives in Paris.
Victor Hussenot is a French artist who has already seen major success in his career and is continuing to go from strength to strength. While studying Visual Arts at Beaux-Arts de Nancy in France, he was shortlisted for Angouleme's Young Talent Prize. From this he went on to meet Warum, his first publisher, and has since published sever...
Chemin des souvenirs
Chemin des souvenirs

by Victor Hussenot

$19.95

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Not available in stores

The Land of Lines
The Land of Lines

by Victor Hussenot

$10.69$12.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

Gris colorés (Les)
Gris colorés (Les)

by Victor Hussenot

$29.95

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

Shop this author
Title:The SpectatorsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 10.14 × 7.89 × 0.68 inPublished:June 19, 2015Publisher:Nobrow Press Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1907704752

ISBN - 13:9781907704758

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Spectators

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I read this book It made me think about the world and the people living in it more profoundly. It also sparked my interest in reading other graphic novels.
Date published: 2017-05-10

Editorial Reviews

Beautiful, ethereal [... ] Hussenot moves from full page to small frame with fluidity, and his style is impressionistic, as if portraying a series of shadows come to life. - Los Angeles TimesHussenot's work combines the colorful geometric look of Brecht Evens and the powerfully metaphorical comic abstractions of Olivier Schwauwen in a book that's a dark, visual delight filled with big ideas. - Publishers WeeklyThe Spectators brings all the gravity and nuance one would expect from such a unique talent. The art alone is not what makes this graphic novel stand out so brilliantly, but also the main theme Hussenot dives into: the philosophical idea of everyone being a spectator in their own lives. [... ] A philosophical idea on its own is very hard to explain, and even more so with few words and pictures. Hussenot shows how it can be done right with this book, and as a result, readers all become spectators of something magical. Nobrow produced this graphic novel in their gorgeous bound hardcover editions, with intense detail to color and presentation, and they have created a beautiful addition to anyone's collection. [... ] Truly a wonderful read, to think upon and to take in - and one you will cherish for looking at on multiple levels. - Graphic Novel ReporterIt's a treat, honestly, this art. It's almost luxurious in how comfortable you feel just gazing upon it. It guides you as you float from page to page, unsure of how you know you'll keep moving forward. [... ] The Spectators is not your average comic. - PanelsThe introspective nature of the text is tempered by the bright hues of the gorgeously rendered watercolor panels, lending an unsettling, almost cheery intensity to the intentionally vacant facial expressions. Hussenot's angular illustrations glow with sunset colors or slip into shadows, matching the quietly eerie tone of the text. [... ] those interested in exploring the idea of individual realities will have plenty of fodder for discussion. - BooklistA beautiful work of stunning color and subtle complexity, The Spectators establishes Hussenot as one of comics' great humanists, an artist who asks great questions with an intuitive grasp of their innate simplicity. - Loser CityStylized palettes of particularly blues and purples with shots of red and orange, or strong combinations of primary colors dominate. The striking combos flatter the soft watercolor or gauche artwork. Overall the entire piece is reflective on the transient nature of people and life, but it's not without its whimsy. The narrator shifts from person to person and takes identities off like a pair of boots or unzips them entirely like a costume. The transference of character is compelling to follow and well worth a read. - Sub-CulturedBeautiful, ethereal [... ] Hussenot moves from full page to small frame with fluidity, and his style is impressionistic, as if portraying a series of shadows come to life.-Los Angeles TimesHussenot's work combines the colorful geometric look of Brecht Evens and the powerfully metaphorical comic abstractions of Olivier Schwauwen in a book that's a dark, visual delight filled with big ideas.-Publishers WeeklyThe Spectators brings all the gravity and nuance one would expect from such a unique talent. The art alone is not what makes this graphic novel stand out so brilliantly, but also the main theme Hussenot dives into: the philosophical idea of everyone being a spectator in their own lives. [... ] A philosophical idea on its own is very hard to explain, and even more so with few words and pictures. Hussenot shows how it can be done right with this book, and as a result, readers all become spectators of something magical. Nobrow produced this graphic novel in their gorgeous bound hardcover editions, with intense detail to color and presentation, and they have created a beautiful addition to anyone's collection. [... ] Truly a wonderful read, to think upon and to take in - and one you will cherish for looking at on multiple levels.-Graphic Novel ReporterIt's a treat, honestly, this art. It's almost luxurious in how comfortable you feel just gazing upon it. It guides you as you float from page to page, unsure of how you know you'll keep moving forward. [... ] The Spectators is not your average comic.-PanelsThe introspective nature of the text is tempered by the bright hues of the gorgeously rendered watercolor panels, lending an unsettling, almost cheery intensity to the intentionally vacant facial expressions. Hussenot's angular illustrations glow with sunset colors or slip into shadows, matching the quietly eerie tone of the text. [... ] those interested in exploring the idea of individual realities will have plenty of fodder for discussion.-BooklistA beautiful work of stunning color and subtle complexity, The Spectators establishes Hussenot as one of comics' great humanists, an artist who asks great questions with an intuitive grasp of their innate simplicity.-Loser CityStylized palettes of particularly blues and purples with shots of red and orange, or strong combinations of primary colors dominate. The striking combos flatter the soft watercolor or gauche artwork. Overall the entire piece is reflective on the transient nature of people and life, but it's not without its whimsy. The narrator shifts from person to person and takes identities off like a pair of boots or unzips them entirely like a costume. The transference of character is compelling to follow and well worth a read.-Sub-Cultured