Inscribed by both the writer and the artist.
Inscribed by the writer on the first page: "Une histoire ecrite a la pointe de l'epee...et signee d'un baiser de la belle Marie! Bisous Ange" ["A story written at the tip of the sword ... and signed with a kiss from the beautiful Marie! Kisses Ange"]
Inscribed by the artist on the last page with a great full-page drawing of Belladone!
This limited edition is long out of print and will not be reprinted.
This beautiful edition reproduces the entire first volume of Alary's graphic novel: the righthand pages reproduce the finished pages in black & white prior to coloring, the lefthand pages reproduce the artist's sketches, layouts, and roughs corresponding to that page.
Unlike other Soleil's other 2B editions or other black & white editions in general, this particular 2B edition really is a record of the artist's process and choices.
On top of that, Alary's pencil drawings have an unfailing charm and beauty and this book reproduces several hundred preliminary drawings and sketches.
Text in French.