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'Years of the Elephant'

Autobiographical Story by Willy Linthout

Published: 08/12/2009 01:56am

Years of the Elephant, an autobiographical graphic novel by Belgian artist Willy Linthout, will be released later this month by Fanfare/Ponent Mon.  The story is drawn from Linthout’s experiences surrounding the suicide of his son in 2004. 


Linthout’s long career as a cartoonist includes 130 volumes of the humor title Urbanis, which have sold millions of copies.  Years of the Elephant, a very serious work drawn in pencils without inks, is a major departure from Urbanis in both content and style. 

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