I’ve known of these books for a while now, Ronnie was singing their praises a while back and man was he right. After reading Gus I finally broke down and had to get to these other books by Christophe Blain. What amazingly compelling story he has created here! Stunning drawing and wonderful writing that make these characters feel so real. I got through the two volumes this weekend and man it was just like stepping into another world. I didn’t want to leave it … I sure can’t wait for a new installment, but then again … if I had to choose between a new “Gus and his gang” or a new “Isaac the pirate” book I’d have a meltdown trying to decide. But one thing is clear these graphic novels definitely go into the “despiring” category [half inspiring half depressing (cause they're so darn unachievably good)]. Anyway, some shopping here, here and here in case you don’t have these already. Oh and one last note, a less ecstatic one, I must say ComicsLit, the US publishers for these books, makes these books on the cheap and more importantly they should hire themselves a designer. They are ruining these simple and beautiful covers. Makes me want to get hold of the original french BD.