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METRONOME
Véronique Tanaka
Introduction by Jeff SMITH
Just when you thought that nobody could create something new in the comic medium, here comes Metronome - a 64-page debut graphic novel by Véronique Tanaka: a “silent”, erotically-charged visual poem, an experimental non-linear story using a palette of iconic ligne clair images. Symbolism, visual puns and trompe l’oeil conspire in a visual mantra that could be described as “existential manga” if it wasn’t for the fact that there is a very human and elegantly-structured tale of a doomed relationship providing a solid foundation to the cutting-edge storytelling. A gorgeous art book/graphic novel from a mysterious new artist. An experience not to be missed!
IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE'S
TOP TEN GRAPHIC NOVELS
“A bold pushing of the formal envelope, it bills itself as a ‘visual poem’, but with its regimented film-like frames and hypnotic four-four repetition, it evokes music and stroboscopic cinema.” -The Boston Phoenix
"*** 1/2. The rare item in the stack: the one that is truly different. Impressive achievement."
-The Comics Buyer's Guide
"Touching and artful the story is effective, and the way the images build in sequence is stunning."
-PublishersWeekly
"Thanks to Tanaka's gift with facial expressions and her strong compositional sense, the characters' exhiliration, frustration and desires resonate deeply."
-The Washington Post
"It’s a great testament to the power of telling a story strictly through graphics; there’s nary a word uttered between our lovers. None is needed; their actions say it all."
-Bookgasm.com
"Tanaka’s strength is definitely the tight focus that each panel has, using it almost like a television camera. By controlling exactly what the reader sees and keeping that focus fixed and narrow, it helps move the story along quickly and effortlessly."
-Read About Comics
"Although hardly as ambiguous as the New Wave movie classic Last Year at Marienbad, Metronome has, Tanaka has disclosed, the same literary inspiration: the existential nouveau roman of Alain Robbe-Grillet. Tanaka's wordless work yields nothing in fascination and high concept to its cinematic forebear." -Booklist
“Offers a surprisingly engaging story that, without the hindrance of language, anyone can understand. Tanaka makes good use of rythmn, themes and cadences to set the scene and mood.”
-Daily Yomiuri

An ICv2 Pick Hit to Click
For mature readers.
9x9, 68pp., B&W hardcover, $13.95, SALE $3
ISBN 978-1-56163-526-9
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