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By Julie Maroh

Julie Maroh burst onto the scene in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Color, a young, bittersweet photo novel approximately lesbian love, within which a tender lady named Clementine turns into infatuated with Emma, a lady with blue hair. The e-book spawned a debatable and acclaimed function movie that gained the Palme d'Or on the 2013 Cannes movie competition in addition to accolades for its stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux; the e-book itself is a New York Times bestseller and got starred reports from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.

Julie's follow-up picture novel, Skandalon, marks a startling switch of velocity: a fiery, severe tale concerning the recklessness of reputation. "Skandalon," present in the Gospels, refers to a chronic catch or concern, comparable to the one who confounds the captivating, Jim Morrison-like lead personality Tazane. he's a real rock icon: passionate, smug, egocentric, and occasionally violent, the charismatic singer is a beacon for controversy and scandal. however the public that worships him and the media that lavishes realization on him are anticipating him to fall from grace. every now and then surprising, Skandalon is a strong and incessant meditation at the excessive expense of popularity, and the demons watching for an individual who refuses to be cautious of them.

Julie Maroh is an writer and illustrator initially from northern France. She studied comedian artwork on the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving on the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels.

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TAZANE IS A MYSTIC WHO ACCEPTS THAT fact IS TRAGIC. HE PUSHES the boundaries of expertise, EXPLORES THE BORDER among solid AND EVIL, we could HIS internal SELF DO THE speaking. nowadays, that suggests much TO adolescence all over. YOU point out ARISTOTLE, yet DIDN’T MALRAUX SAY THAT THE twenty first CENTURY will be RELIGIOUS—OR under no circumstances? forty seven formative years calls for this type of depth, AND TAZANE confirmed UP on the correct TIME together with his personal PHILOSOPHY. NOW, NOW, YOU’RE GETTING over excited AND MAKING fake hyperlinks. WHAT TAZANE quite UNDERSTOOD IS THAT THERE’S cash TO BE MADE, “AT the appropriate TIME,” AS you assert. DON’T disregard THAT character IS THE company OF THE MEDIA. for my part, I SEE NO intensity within the character HE HAS CREATED. HE’S A NARCISSIST. HIS activities ARE TOTALITARIAN, AND HE ACCEPTS NO outdoor AUTHORITY. fresh occasions AND SOCIETY AS a complete HAVE MADE HIM VIOLENT AND SARCASTIC. yet WAIT, YOU CAN’T SAY THAT! HIS song completely WORKS, IT SPEAKS, AND HIS SONGWRITING is especially powerful. subsequent YOU’LL BE TELLING ME HE’S A LYRIC POET … forty eight AND HOW will we be aware of HE WROTE THE phrases HIMSELF? SIR, I … forty nine 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 ALL OF this can be BULLSHIT. THEY purchase INTO every little thing I DO AND SAY with out considering. i will declare TO BE A MARTYR, A WARRIOR, A DESTROYER, OR A SAGE. no matter what I SAY IS legislation. It’s an all-out conflict to determine who can get closest to me. I hate them for that. fifty eight MAYBE no longer! probably they honestly DO CARE. WHAT YOU SING IS SO precise. I’LL express YOU this night THAT I’M correct. fifty nine 60 WE’RE rather more than happy TO be a part of THE pageant. thanks FOR all of your heat! A shock track! AND NOW, TO thanks FOR WELCOMING US, AND FOR all of the LOVE YOU’VE GIVEN US … sixty one “IN the fall WOODS THIS MORNING THE most unlikely rather occurred within the WOODS OF OUR MOURNING the place THE LEAVES HAD FALLEN THE HUNTERS ALL assemble looking for PREY TO KILL …” “IT used to be A REVOLUTION …” “FOR THIS MORNING … A RABBIT … SHOT A HUNTER! ” sixty two “THEY name IT INJUSTICE, THEY name IT dying … as though that they had the best TO scouse borrow THE ANIMAL’S BREATH! ” “THIS MORNING A RABBIT SHOT A HUNTER! A RABBIT WITH A RIFLE IN ITS PAWS! ” sixty three YOU’RE awesome, ALL OF YOU. sixty four ANOTHER unhappiness FOR enthusiasts OF THE SINGER TAZANE: HIS final live performance was once reduce brief FOR purposes THAT stay UNEXPLAINED. leisure THE PROMOTER needed to REIMBURSE A percent OF THE price ticket rate … sixty five … yet this sort of PSYCHOTIC habit IS A secret TO HIS fanatics. sixty six 67 68 69 70 71 Fuck, I can’t stand these little weasels. I guess Daddy signed him up in Catholic early life. He’s this kind of candy factor … LET’S cross, HONEY … HE’S not likely to return OUT. seventy two yet HE may well. JOANNE acknowledged that usually HE shall we 4 OR 5 lovers behind the scenes, correct, JO? evidently. IT’S ON HIS web site, THERE’S EVEN images. COME ON, women. i needed TO MAKE you cheerful, however the PARKING storage is dear AND now we have a protracted highway forward. seventy three HEY, YOU , OVER THERE! TAZANE desires to INVITE a few site visitors IN, AND HE selected YOU women to come back behind the scenes. seventy four YES, you ladies! NO, I’M SORRY. TAZANE MADE IT transparent: simply YOU . CAN MY BOYFRIEND include ME?

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