|Edition : Oversized Deluxe Edition|
64 pages - 9.5 x 12.5 inches - Color
We start with a rat's head that seems to come from the ground, literally, following a hand. A hand that has taken the bone and made it part of a bone harp. Cars drive up to where our three characters are, a cock fight ensues and a man's head is cut off for cheating; but the man doesn't die. No, he takes his head, puts a cigarette in his lips, lights a match and walks away smiling. Crécy does an amazing bring this all to life, from his linework to his luscious warm brown coloring that add a glow of nostalgia. As you can tell, Foligatto is profoundly surreal comic.
This level of surrealism is fully realized by Crécy's amazing linework. I have talked about Crécy linework before. Crécy has an amazing ability of drawing skin and making it look absolutely beaten down, trampled, spit on, used up and destroyed. Crécy can draw characters that are absolutely disgusting to look at and have inhuman qualities. Then out of nowhere, Crécy can draw characters that look completely innocent and beautiful. This back and forth from ugly to immaculate is something we see a lot in Foligatto. And it isn't just characters but it's also the world they inhabit. Just as his characters can be ugly or beautiful or both, so can the world they live in.
Foligatto is a comic that refuses to be pigeonholed into just one thing. It is a comic that isn't afraid to reach a place not yet seen in comics before. And if it fails, by god, it's going to fail big and it's something that you'll never forget. I can't recommend this comic enough. It's hard to come by a comic that is wholly original in it's vision and when after reading, lingers in your mind for days to come.