ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 4, 2018
By (author) Thierry Smolderen
An astonishing and captivating original graphic novel by Thierry Smolderen and Alexandre Clerisse. Inspired by a real psychological case, Atomic Empire is both a psychiatric enigma and a space opera.1953: The world has entered the age of the Atom, but one man wonders what it means for civilization. His name is Paul-a sci-fi writer who, since childhood, has been in telepathic contact with a hero from the distant future. But when a well-known Pentagon consultant begins to take an interest in him, “the man who communicates with the future” will commit an unforgivable sin and break an oath to his friend Zarth Arn, hero of the Galactic Empire.Smolderen and Clerisse deliver a beautiful and contemporary tale, immersed in the fluid and aerodynamic imagery of 1950s sci-fi.
Thierry Smolderen is a Belgian writer who began his career in comics in the 1980s. He works include Gipsy, with Enrico Marini; Ghost Money, with Dominique Bertail; and Diabolical Summer with Alexandre Clï¿½risse. Alexandre Clï¿½risse is a French artist who in 2003 joined the EESI School of Visual Arts in Angoulï¿½me, where he began working on the comic strip Le Mouchoir. His work includes the books The Farce of Master Pathelin, The Forbidden Fruit, and Jazz Club, as well as Diabolical Summer, also with Thierry Smolderen.