Olivier Ledroit's epic ornate dark fantasy is collected and in English for the first time! If any bande dessinee series fits my adage "disregard the words and enjoy the art", it would be Wika. Terence is a big fan though.
From the publisher:
Immerse yourself in the stunning steampunk Lord Of The Rings-esque fantasy world of Wika, a graphic novel from award-winning artist Olivier Ledroit!
A rewriting of the fairy tale genre in stunning baroque steampunk decor.
After narrowly escaping an uprising that claims the lives of her parents, Wika, the last of a royal line of fairies, must evade the assassins on her trail long enough to discover the secret of her lineage. Uncover Thomas Day's first comic book story - a dark tale of magic and mystery, with fairies, dwarves, goblins and elves, in a stunning epic fantasy world brought to life by the beautiful illustrations of Olivier Ledroit.