I’m quite enjoying this book by Frederik Peeters and Pierre Wazem lately, KOMA. A little more than halfway done. I hadn’t heard of it before I saw a copy lying around Meltdown, though Peeters’s name rang a bell— a couple years before KOMA, he’d done a memoir about having a girlfriend with HIV (i think), BLUE PILLS, that had gotten quite a bit of praise; I haven’t read that one. Also, I had probably seen this TCJ interview. This is more a children’s adventure fantasy, set in a sort of steampunk-y industrial city, about a little girl and her chimney-sweep father; also: some fantasy monsters in there. Peeters draws everything in a very lush way, and handles color very gracefully as well. Here’s an interview with the guy, but it’s not in English. Here’s a blog of famous-people-as-zombies; here’s his regular blog; here’s a blog entry from one of his translators that has a helpful career overview; here’s more Koma pages.