Malgré tout



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"Despite Everything" The first graphic novel both written and illustrated by Jordi Lafebre (Lydie, La Mondaine, Les Beaux Etes). A love story with a unique structure: Each chapter is a scene and each scene precedes the last. A multi-award winner.

From the publisher:

It's a love story played out in reverse. A platonic but eternal passion between two beings. On the one hand, there is Ana. Charismatic sexagenarian, former mayor just retired, married and a mother. A fighter with a big heart who commands respect. On the other, there is Zeno. A hardened bachelor, a bookseller nearing retirement and a doctoral student in physics who took forty years to complete his thesis. A free spirit, always on the move, as attractive as he is mysterious.

Over the years, they have woven together an impossible and inexhaustible love. While seeing the excuses that prevented them from getting together, we go back in time to see this romance and its meanderings ... to its source.

With Despite Everything, Jordi Lafebre (Les Beaux Étés, La Mondaine, Lydie) offers us, with all the poetry and tenderness that characterize him, his first album as a complete author. A complex love puzzle, which he skilfully recomposes through distinct scenes ... and yet inseparable from each other.


C'est l'histoire d'un amour à rebours. Une passion platonique mais éternelle entre deux êtres. D'un côté, il y a Ana. Sexagénaire charismatique, ancienne maire tout juste retraitée, mariée et maman. Une battante au grand coeur qui impose le respect. De l'autre, il y a Zeno. Célibataire endurci, libraire proche de la retraite et doctorant en physique qui aura mis quarante ans pour terminer sa thèse. Un esprit libre et voyageur, aussi séduisant que mystérieux.

Au fil des années, ils ont tissé ensemble un amour impossible et intarissable. Tout en égrainant les excuses qui ont empêché qu'elle ne prenne forme, on remonte le temps de cette romance et de ses méandres... jusqu'à sa source.

Avec Malgré tout, Jordi Lafebre (Les Beaux Étés, La Mondaine, Lydie) nous offre, avec toute la poésie et la tendresse qui le caractérisent, son premier album en tant qu'auteur complet. Un puzzle amoureux complexe, qu'il recompose savamment au travers de scènes distinctes... et pourtant indissociables les unes des autres.


Jordi Lafebre

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket



Publishing Information


Physical Description

11.8 inches
9 inches
152 pages
pictorial boards

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