Kokor's latest graphic novel is an absolute beauty, with charming style and character design and crystal clear storytelling. With an 8-page sketchbook section.
"The bear is a writer like the others"
From the publisher:
A story written and drawn by Alain Kokor, freely adapted from William Kotzwinkle's novel, "The Bear Went Over the Mountain."
Having discovered a manuscript hidden under a tree in the depths of the Maine forest (its author, Arthur Bramhall, feared that his manuscript would go up in smoke like his previous novel), a plantigrade understands that he has in his paw the likely sesame to open the doors to the human world--and to its supermarkets full of sweets ...
With the book under his arm, he goes to New York where the publishers will fight to publish the work of this unique writer--certainly surly and unpredictable, but so charismatic! Under the name of Dan Flakes, the bear becomes the darling of the literary world and soon tops the best seller lists ... while Arthur Bramhall, practically a hermit, sinks more and more into the forest.
It took Alain Kokor's sweet madness to dare to adapt William Koztwinkle's cult book. "The man who loved to draw bears like no other" immediately felt at home when reading this novel, without anyone really knowing whether he recognized himself in the lost writer or in the adored plantigrade .