Altaplana, world of Francois Schuiten and Benoit Peeters

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Cité des Ombres (La)

La Cité des Ombres [The City of Shadows] is in the Obscure World a show by Max Newman 1). In the Lighted world it is a part of the storyboard of the film “La Cité des Ombres”.

Published in 1988 in “1936 Dernières nouvelles” (pages 69-79) and again in a Dutch version in 1990 in StripSchrift (edition 23, number 7, pages 21-31).

Also published in an album (500 copies) for L'atelier de la bande dessinée.

Published as Fixorama on the Internet 2).


Parfois, moyennant un transport indéfinissable, la puissance de nos sens l'emporte sur ce que nous savons. Le savoir se dissipe comme un songe, et nous voici comme dans un pays tout inconnu au sein même du réel pur.

Paul Valery

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The Dutch version as published in StripSchrift.

French version

The French version as published in 1936 Dernières nouvelles.

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