Alex Alice

SEPT 2017
US TOUR

Alex Alice is a French graphic novel writer and artist, working in France and sometimes the U.S. Born in 1974, he grew up in the south of France and had the chance to travel around Europe, where he developed a life-long passion for the ruins and castles of the medieval and romantic ages. This infused his art, from the grim medieval setting of esoteric thriller "The Third Testament" (1997-2003, co-written with Xavier Dorison) to the primeval, mythic world of "Siegfried" (2007-2011), an operatic re-telling of the northern saga of the great dragon-slayer. His new ongoing series is his most personal work to date. In Castle in the Stars, he draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder, to enchant adults and younger readers alike. His works have been translated in more than 15 languages. 

About Castle in the Stars

In search of the mysterious element known aether, Claire Dulac flew her hot air balloon toward the edge of our stratosphere-and never returned. Her husband, genius engineer Archibald Dulac, is certain that she is forever lost. Her son, Seraphin, still holds out hope. One year after her disappearance, Seraphin and his father are delivered a tantalizing clue: a letter from an unknown sender who claims to have Claire's lost logbook. The letter summons them to a Bavarian castle, where an ambitious young king dreams of flying the skies in a ship powered by aether. But within the castle walls, danger lurks-there are those who would stop at nothing to conquer the stars. In this lavishly illustrated graphic novel, Alice Alex delivers a historical fantasy adventure set in a world where man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969. 

More info on the publisher's website

Tour Program

Small Press Expo - September 16-17, 2017


If you would like to invite this author to speak at your university or bookstore, please fill out the application form and email it to Alix de Cazotte at alix.decazotte@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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