THE SQUICKERWONKERS (Evangeline Lilly / Johnny Fraser-Allen)

A l’occasion du SDCC, l’éditeur Titan Comics publiera une version remaniée du « roman graphique » The Squickerwonkers présenté l’année dernière par Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit, Ant-Man) et le dessinateur Johnny Fraser-Allen.
Ce livre à destination des enfants débute par la rencontre entre une petite fille et un étrange groupe de marionnettes.

[quote=« Evangeline Lilly »]Yeah, I think it’s been at least 20 years of its incubation – for the message to really become clear to me and to understand what that 14-year-old girl who was bored with her school life was exactly trying to say. I think for me whenever I read a script or a children’s story book for my own child, I’m very particular about choosing a story with a very powerful message. Until a message becomes clear to me in a story I’m trying to write, then I’m not that set on showing it to people.

So just recently in the past two years, that message came to a head for « Squickerwonkers, » and I realized that one of the most important things for me to tell children is to correct the incorrect notion this notion I was told as a child. That is, « The world is full of good people and bad people, and you want to help the good people and destroy the bad people. » I think that life is so much more subtle and nuanced and complicated than that. So that’s what the story is all about and how within each of us is a lovable person regardless of what we do.[/quote]


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