In 2007 I moved to Geneva. Geneva before I got to know it, was not the most artistic of cities. To fuel my creative appetite, I found refuge in a small comic book store called Cumulus, run by a friendly owner, located in the center of the city. It was a regular stop on my way home from work.

It was here that I found a book by a Belgian artist whose work I have come to admire.

The artist’s name is Dominique Goblet, and the book that I found was called ‘Faire Semblant C’est Mentir’, translation: Pretending is lying.

The book is story of love and heartbreak, of childhood, memories, and relationships. It’s a comic book, but it’s also a book of art, it’s put together thoughtfully, where every panel and page makes sense and is absolutely lovely. While it is technically a comic book, or rather a graphic novel,  it’s really neither, it’s a story book where some pages are comic book panels, and others could be a paintings on a wall of a contemporary art gallery.

I have followed Dominique’s work through these years, she’s a really great artist, with sensitivity for line and color, that I myself can only admire.

and a couple of books

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